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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: Frustrated by his community's lack of access to fresh, organic food, Finley inadvertently started a revolution when he turned the parkway in front of his South Central L.A. home into an edible garden in 2010. When the city cited him for his plantings, Finley started a bureaucratic battle, gathering signatures and working with local officials until city ordinances were altered to include edibles. Ron's goal was simple: bring healthy food to an area where there was none.

For a list of workshops and to register click here. Space is limited - registration is just $35 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Highmark Foundation, Laurel Foundation, McGuinn Family Foundation, PA Public Health Training Center, WYEP and WESA!