Toxic Hot Seat Screening in Pittsburgh!
Women for a Healthy Environment, LDA and local firefighters are proud to co-host a screening of TOXIC HOT SEAT on March 26th at 7:30 pm at the Carmike-10 theater on Fort Couch Road. TOXIC HOT SEAT follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a deadly, multi-million dollar campaign of deception that’s left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it’s taken nearly 40 years to unravel. It’s time to “Give Toxics the Boot!” Following the screening, we will have a Q & A session with staff of WHE and LDA, as well as local firefighters who will describe how fighting fires has become more toxic over the years. Read more...
Farm to Community Conference
WHE brings two dynamic speakers to Pittsburgh to discuss Healthy Food Access in Communities and Schools
Join community members, farmers, government officials and school personnel on May 2, 2014 at the Double Tree in Green Tree, Pittsburgh to discuss how we can make fresh food available to everyone in western Pennsylvania—by connecting schools with local farms, providing access to fresh food in underserved rural and urban communities, and supporting local farmers. We're excited to annouce our keynote speakers:
Doug Davis, Director of Food Service for the Burlington School Food Project in the city of Burlington, Vermont, has been involved with the Farm 2 School movement for over ten years and is considered a "national celebrity" in this arena. He has grown one of the most successful Farm to School programs in the country.
Ron Finley, co-founder of LA Green Grunds, is igniting a (horti)cultural revolution! Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.
For a list of workshops and to register click here. Space is limited - early bird registration ends April 15th!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Highmark Foundation, Laurel Foundation and McGuinn Family Foundation, PA Public Health Training Center!