Grand Rounds Webinars about the Environment, Climate, and Health

Monthly webinars co-hosted by the MGH Center for the Environment and Health and MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

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All Grand Rounds webinars are from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET).

The Importance of Trees for Our Climate and Health, Pamela Templer, Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University
Public Health and Environmental Justice in Post-Pandemic Chelsea, MA, Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director, GreenRoots 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Featured Speakers:
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

Featured Speakers:
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. 

Previous Webinars:

Forest Therapy as an Intervention for the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

Health Care’s Responsibility at the Intersection of Climate, Health and Racial Equity

Environmental Sustainability and Resiliency Goals: Approaches and Challenges in the Construction of a New Hospital Building

Pollution, Climate Change and Health

Understanding and Preventing the Adverse Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Weather

Roles of Health Professionals in Interprofessional Education and Practice to Address Climate and Health

Climate and Health Curriculum Development in Medical and Nursing Education

Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change Recording

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