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.
Here's some insight and inspiration from Dr. Courtney Howard, from her session with For Our Kids and Moms4Healthy Recovery on Feb. 11. We encourage you to find a quiet place to settle in and watch this affirming 30-minute reflection on where your sustainable energy comes from.
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!