For parents and grandparents experiencing the mental and physical strain and fatigue that comes with acknowledging the climate emergency we all face, Dr. Courtney Howard offers a way forward.
Join us to explore a different kind of sustainable energy: our own! How can we use disappointment and discouragement to fuel action? How do we imagine a healthy future for our kids and grandkids and envision the role we can play in creating that future?
This is a 30-minute event featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Dr. Howard. For Our Kids team leaders are invited to participate in a small group discussion period immediately following.
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About the Presenter
Dr. Courtney Howard is an Emergency Physician in Canada's subarctic, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and is Past-President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. She led the 2017-2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Briefings for Canadian Policymakers and was the 2018 International Policy Director for the Lancet Countdown.
Dr. Howard has researched menstrual cups and wildfires, and led policy work and advocacy regarding ecoanxiety, movement-building, active transport, plant-rich diets, divestment, carbon pricing, coal phase-out, hydraulic fracturing and Canada's oil sands. She sits on the boards of the Canadian Medical Association, Health in Harmony, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Lancet Planetary Health.
Her plans for 2021 include finishing off a dance video exploring eco-anxiety (filmed in a melting snow castle!) and publishing CODA Change's Top 10 Action Items for a Healthy Recovery. There is much good mischief to be made -- onwards!