COMMUNITY ACTIVISM


Find events and meetings around the Madison and Milwaukee areas for activists to attend and work to make a difference.

Also see information about recent actions taken by WEHN Steering Committee members here.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Children and Environmental Health: What you need to know to protect your children

With Pediatrician Elizabeth Neary

Saturday, October 21, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Brown Co. Library Central Auditorium

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Dr. Neary will discuss major risks to children from air and drinking water contaminants and endocrine disrupting chemicals in our everyday products and how to minimize exposure.

Elizabeth J. Neary, MD, MS is a Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and a member of the steering committee of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network, which is working to inform healthcare professionals, the public, and policy makers about the effects of environmental toxins on public health.

Child care is available at the library by reservation.

Phone or text 920-421-8885


PAST EVENTS:

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Special One-Night-Only Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

with cast member, rancher, organizer, writer ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY and and a LIVE video appearance by NAOMI KLEIN

THURSDAY MAY 4, 2017 @  MAJESTIC THEATER

115 King Street, Madison

Doors Open @ 6:30 PM

General Public Tickets $10, Clean Wisconsin Members RSVP

To purchase tickets or for more information click film poster below. 


 

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE WITH

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Pediatrician, Hurley Children's Hospital and Michigan State University

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
7:00 PM
1220 EBLING AUDITORIUM
MICROBIAL SCIENCES BUILDING
1550 LINDEN DR.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, is assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of the pediatric residency program at Hurley Children's Hospital in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Hanna-Attisha received her bachelor's and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, where she was chief of pediatric residency. Dr. Hanna-Attisha was recently heralded internationally for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children. Dr. Hanna-Attisha now directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of lead in Flint's drinking water.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Wisconsin Environmental Health Network
Wisconsin Medical Society
Global Health Institute
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Event contact: Emily Reynolds

Miss this event? Watch the video of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's talk at UW-Madison HERE




Summer Listening Session

Our friends at League of Conservation Voters are hosting a listening session August 22nd at the Madison Public Library to hear from YOU about what environmental issues are important to you.  Click here to RSVP!



The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies:                        Earth Day Conference

Our wonderful and talented interns helped attendees of this great conference understand the risks they face in the environment, in regards to environmental health, climate change and nuclear dangers. This was a full-day event on Monday, April 23rd - thanks to the Nelson Institute for continuing to put on such an informative event! 

See our Community Activism page (on our Events page) for a few handouts they brought along! 

See our Community Activism page (on our Events page) for a few handouts they brought along! 


WEHN Steering Committee member Dr. Susan Davidson hosted Dr. Jonathan Patz at St. Mary's Hospital on April 14th for a talk titled: "Global Climate Change: Health Risks AND Opportunities"

Thanks for an informative talk Dr. Patz! 


Click through for the downloadable poster of our event! 

Click through for the downloadable poster of our event! 

Wednesday, December 9th, 7:00pm - Health Sciences Learning Center, room 1335

(see map below) 

Don't forget to register for this FREE event on our Eventbrite page

Click the image above to take you to an interactive Google Map and get your directions! 

Click the image above to take you to an interactive Google Map and get your directions! 

A partnership of local environmental health and activist groups are joining forces to bring a great event to Madison. 

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Wisconsin, Wisconsin Environmental Health Network (WEHN), RePower Madison, and Sierra Club - Four Lakes Group are working together to bring clean, reliable and renewable energy to Wisconsin, and we’d like for you to join us. 

Wisconsin’s reliance on coal has been producing detrimental health effects on its citizens for years. It’s time to make a change. Join us as we learn about the impact coal-fired power plants have on human health, what we face in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it. Dr. Maureen McCue, Peter Taglia and Mitch Brey will discuss the health impacts of coal, what our coal reliance looks like in Wisconsin, and what we can do about it today.

This is a free event that will include a forum and discussion, with time for local action at the end. We hope you will take a step toward improving the health of our state and join us: 

Please share this event with colleagues, students, friends and community members you feel would be interested, and don’t forget to register

We are looking forward to seeing you there.


Assist Bhopal is a nutrition program of PSR Wisconsin

Assist Bhopal is a nutrition program of PSR Wisconsin


PSR National is hosting the Climate Health Summit in DC Sept 20-21. 

Click the image or HERE to get all the information. 

 

Here are some images of WEHN Steering Committee members Drs. Michele Brogunier and Claire Gervais, as well as Dr. Jonathan Patz from the Global Health Institute at UW-Madison and PSR ED/WEHN Program Coordinator Alex Bryant throughout their Legislator Education Day in DC: 


WEHN is happy to promote MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you and your networks to participate in our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Climate Change Policy and Public Health, taught by Dr. Jonathan Patz, which runs November 4-December 7, 2015.

As you may know, MOOCs are free, noncredit learning experiences available to anyone with an Internet connection. MOOCs have unlimited participation and are open to lifelong learners of all ages - no prior experience is required to participate.

This MOOC will explore the human impact on climate change and, ultimately, public health by drawing on experts from around the globe to discuss three primary issues: renewable energy, agriculture and food, and urban design and active transport.

We've prepared a toolkit with multiple resources (logos, info sheets, flyers, web banners, text inserts, bookmarks, and more) to make it easy for you to tell others about this exciting learning opportunity.

Toolkits are available for download here

For additional information about our media kits, available materials, and how to use them, please contact our outreach specialist at tross@dcs.wisc.edu


Click on the banner for information about this year's Lanterns for Peace, commemorating 70 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

This event is hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin. 


April 14, 2015 - Conservation Lobby Day 2015

Click here to register for Conservation Lobby Day 2015!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Dr, Exhibit Hall A
Madison, WI 53703
See Map

If you’re from northeast Wisconsin and would like a ride to Madison, click here to see the bus schedule and sign up to ride.

We are happy to support WLCV's efforts on this great day! Click HERE for all of the information. 

Below are links for the pdf issue pages - get prepared to speak out against politicians who ignore these important issues! 

The proposed budget. Info HERE
Stewardship. Info HERE
Natural Resource Management. Info HERE
DNR Science Staff. Info HERE
County Conservationists. Info HERE


March 19, 2015 - Baraboo, WI

WEHN Steering Committee member, Susan Davidson, MD, is going to be speaking at a CME event in Baraboo next month. 

St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo. This CME series is jointly sponsored by Dean and St. Clare Hospital. Sessions are held on Thursdays at 8 a.m. in the Ringling Room. 


March 4-6, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI

Steering Committee member Claire Gervais, MD will be speaking at the Sustainability Summit in Milwaukee. More information on the Summit can be found here: http://www.sustainabilitysummit.us


January 27, 2015 - 7pm - City County Building Rm 354 210 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

Public Hearing - Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee 

The Committee is meeting to make a decision on the expansion of a potentially hazardous pipeline through the county. Join other environmental health activists as they demand higher regulations and insurances on such a massive construction. For more information on this important issue: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/tar-sands-health-effects.asp