Time to invest in schools’ environmental health



Originally Published:

October 20, 2021


The report, “State of Environmental Health in Pennsylvania Schools,” released by Pittsburgh nonprofit Women for a Healthy Environment as schools struggled with reopening plans, shines a light on the fact that environmental hazards in the built environment affect the healthy development of a child, which in turn impacts their ability to learn and perform well in school.

Speakers Series with Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome, the White House's Chief Environmental Justice Officer

Our program focuses on the crucial issue of environmental justice, particularly in the face of climate change. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

During her talk, Dr. White-Newsome will shed light on the disproportionate impact of environmental pollution and climate change on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

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