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Twin Ports Climate Coalition Presents:

Healthcare, Climate Change and Being Well Together

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MPCA - Duluth Office
Large Conference Room
525 Lake Avenue South, Suite 400
Duluth, MN 55802

Networking: 11:30 a.m. to noon
Presentation and Conversation: noon to 1:00 p.m.

This presentation will explore how a shift to a well-being model of health offers opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation and provides examples of global healthcare leadership.

Speaker

Jamie Harvie, founder of Commons Health and executive director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future, is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the intersection of health, community, environment and healthcare. He has been interviewed and cited in media including Time Magazine, USA Today, Minnesota and National Public Radio. Read Jamie Harvie's full bio.

Presentation

Climate change is a symptom of inflammation at a planetary level, a warning sign to pay attention to the health of a living planet. It is recognized as the largest threat to human health in the 21st century, yet the United States healthcare sector represents an estimated 10% of US climate change emissions.

Hosts

The Twin Ports Climate Coalition fosters communication and collaboration as we adapt to climate challenges in the Twin Ports region. Twin Ports Climate Coalition presentations are hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Commons Health and the Institute for a Sustainable Future.

Sponsors

Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Commons Health, Institute for a Sustainable Future, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute, 1854 Treaty Authority, City of Duluth, City of Superior, Barr Engineering, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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