NEW YORK NURSE: March 2010
by Erin Silk
NYSNA, in partnership with the Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA) and the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), will offer a four-part webinar series to educate a wide continuum of healthcare professionals on environmental health and advocacy.
The project is made possible through a grant from The Nurses Workgroup of Health Care Without Harm, a community of nurses dedicated to implementing environmentally responsible practices in their workplaces.
The grant is intended to showcase collaborative efforts between nurses and environmental organizations and to encourage the development of environmentally friendly workplaces in healthcare settings. The series, open to all, will provide an overview of climate change, explain how to practice “Greenhealth,” make the case for chemical policy reform, and encourage advocacy of environmentally safe working conditions.
Featured webinar presenters include Dr. Jonathon Patz, professor of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Stacy Malkan, lead media strategist for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Dr. Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Malkan’s latest book “Not Just a Pretty Face” exposes the toxic truth about everyday personal care products.
The first webinar in the series will be offered in late April with the final course to be concluded in early June. Watch for e-mails for further information about how you can participate.