Pamela Templer, Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University
Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director, GreenRoots
In this joint presentation, Pamela Templer, professor at Boston University, will discuss the science behind trees and why they are so important for the ecosystem and human health. She will share the current understanding of how humans are affecting our climate and the role that trees around the globe play in saving our planet from climate change and pollution.
Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director at GreenRoots, will discuss how some of our communities in Massachusetts have deep roots of environmental injustice with decades of toxic pollution, as well as some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. She will describe how communities are leading the effort to address this public health and environmental crisis.
Mitigating Anesthesia’s Impact on the Environment - Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Samuel Smith, MD, MPH, Staff Anesthesiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Presentation of factors within the practice of Anesthesia that impact the environment and what priorities for sustainability can be employed.