Climate change is a health issue. I’ve known that part for a long time.
In 2016, the economics of fixing this problem have changed so much that producing health and mitigating climate change are actually more economical than not. I learned that yesterday. Continue reading→
These are the things that doctors with Total Health in their job title keep up to date on 🙂 .
Given that humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, it’s easy to recognize that building designers and developers may have a lot more influence on our health than doctors do, and so why shouldn’t we leverage each other?
WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
“Come in from the cold to try our winter menu.”
2015 was the warmest December in Washington, DC, history – “This year is expected to be the first year in which global average surface temperatures are at least 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, above average, meaning that the world is already halfway to the 2-degree Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, global warming target, and even closer to a more stringent 1.5-degree target mentioned in the recently negotiated Paris Agreement.” – via Mashable.com Continue reading→
Kaiser Permanente (@KPShare) is a member of the Health Care Climate Council and one of the greenest health systems in the world.
It was a great honor to share several rooms at the White House (@WhiteHouse) yesterday with other committed health leaders, at the first Summit on Climate Change and Health.
I was present to give a 4 minute overview of Kaiser Permanente’s renewable energy projects. Continue reading→
Renewable Energy Infographic, source: Kaiser Permanente Share As the title of the post says, I will be attending and speaking at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health tomorrow: Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both? | The White House The event will be livestreamed at the link above. I’m … Continue reading Representing Kaiser Permanente’s Green Energy Program at the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health 6/23/15
At the KPCodeYourHealth Code-a-Thon, part of Millennial Week DC (@MillennialWeek), and in prepararing to represent Kaiser Permanente at the National Dialogue on Climate Change and Health at the White House, I did a little research on this generation and the environment. I asked a group of Millennial colleagues: “Does the term ‘environmentalist’ describe you?” Here … Continue reading Millennials: Not environmentalists and support environmental protection, for health. Me too.
2014’s average temperature in Washington is below predicted trend, compared to the western United States (see my hometown, Phoenix, Arizona’s Haywood plot). Still, there is a noticeable increase in temperature, with predicted impacts on health in our nation’s capital. Continue reading→