Ted Talk: Dr. Rishi Manchanda tells how he solved a mysterious serious injury by asking a patient with chronic and severe headaches about the place where she lived. Why aren't more doctors asking these questions and helping their patients with the adverse health effects from environmental pollution?
Invitation to Greater New Haven Green Fund Annual Meeting
June 27, 2016
900 Chapel St, 10th floor, New Haven CT, 5-7 PM
Have you ever wanted more information about clean energy efforts in New Haven? Please join us for an informative session.
WHAT IS THE CLEAN ENERGY EQUITY GAP IN NEW HAVEN AND HOW CAN WE MEET THE CHALLENGE OF BETTER SERVING OUR RESIDENTS?
5:30 PM: Introduction, Andrew Danzig, PE, LEP, NH Green Fund Board Director
5:35 PM: Annie Harper: Project Director, CT Mental Health Center, PRCH Financial Health Project
5:50 PM: Marissa Westbrook: Manager of Residential Energy Services, UI/SCG/CNG Territory
6:05 PM: Kerry E. O'Neill: Managing Director, Residential Programs, CT Green Bank
6:20 - 7 PM: Q and A.
The Greater New Haven Green Fund will hold its annual meeting to elect officers and directors. We will also present our 2014 annual report. The public is invited to attend and address the board with any concerns or comments that they might have for our board.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 6 PM
Located at : The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, 2nd floor, Conservatory Room
We have begun our fifth year of issuing grants to the Greater New Haven Community through a competitive grant application process with a request for proposals.
Grant awardees for 2014 include:
You may RSVP to the Facebook event here.
Assuming this isn't overly hyped (and that's highly unlikely!), we're postponing our board meeting. The tentative new date is next Monday, February 2nd.
Our apologies to those of you who work with grant applicants - waiting for a decision is tough enough - and being made to wait longer due to an unforeseen circumstance makes it worse. Hang in there!
Cool conference coming up at Yale to which the public is invited. The real, full title: Urban Nature as a Health Resource: From Evidence to Action, taking place on February 5-6.
I was going to post the official conference description but I found the speech abstract of keynote speaker Dr. William Bird to be far more compelling -- it makes the case in dramatic fashion. Hence my tongue-in-cheek title. Dr. Bird's words of wisdom follow (emphasis mine):
Over the past 100,000 years we have connected with the natural environment to ensure that we not only survive as a species but that we thrive and dominate. However despite our undoubted success and with rising life expectancy we have “created” a new sickness that is killing people in greater numbers than at any time in history. Non Communicable diseases have the common risk factor of chronic inflammation which is strongly associated with chronic stress. There is good empirical evidence that when we become isolated or disconnected from a supportive natural environment we become stressed. In this talk I will argue that it is our disconnection from nature that is driving this epidemic of Type II diabetes, obesity, depression etc. Our healthcare systems are not fit for purpose in tackling these diseases. Therefore to consign these diseases to history requires a revolution of new thinking, with nature at the very centre of urban design, healthcare, technology and education.
To learn more, to download the brochure, and to register for the conference, click here. By the way, even if you can't make it personally, you can join it by Livestream.
The fight's on 3 fronts - municipalities say the upcoming storm water regs are still an expensive unfunded mandate even though DEEP has already pulled back on them to a certain extent. The Connecticut Fund for the Environment says maintaining water quality is a basic public health issue.
Read more at CT News Junkie-
Not exactly anyone's idea of an ideal combination. Neither story appears to be behind the Courant's new pay wall, but let us know if your experience is different. Hit the links below:
Watchdog Group Calls For State Invasive Species Strategy - Hartford Courant
Yale Study: Mass Die-Offs Of Fishes, Birds And Mammals Increasing - Hartford Courant