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What is Climate Change and what can I do about it?

The United Nations defines climate change as the long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.

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WHE celebrates the signing of the Infrastructure Bill and urges Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act

We celebrate President Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act today. We also urge Congress to swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act that will provide funding for equally necessary steps to respond to climate change at scale, prevent families from having to choose between basic needs like childcare or housing, and remediate environmental hazards in our homes.

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Back to School: Healthy School Supplies Guide

Opting for greener back to school supplies not only saves the environment and your health but can save money too. These tips can help you, as a parent, teacher, or student, choose non-toxic and eco-friendly school supplies for a healthier, safer school year.

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Forever Chemical (PFAS) Causes a Water Crisis

On July 16th, McKeesport, PA residents were advised to not use their tap water for any purpose following a fire in the community. It was believed that more than 500 homes could have water contaminated with PFAS, a toxic class of chemicals that had been released from a chemical-based firefighting foam, known officially as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).

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National Healthy Homes Month

As we spend more time in our home’s we become more susceptible to potential harms like mold, lead exposure, radon, toxic products that we use for cleaning or personal care, as well as outdoor pollution.

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May Day 2022

May 4, 2022

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – University Club

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WHE presents Ms. Leah Thomas, author of the “The Intersectional Environmentalist” and founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah. Ms. Thomas uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism.