Climate Change Webinar for Health Care

March 21, 2011

SF Bay Area PSR invites you to a free Webinar on Climate Change and Public Health in celebration of Earth Day activities! New this year, our partner Health Care without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are hosting two free Climate Literacy webinars titled Climate Change and the Role of the Health Care Clinician: Education, Mitigation and…

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Hospitals “Less Meat, Better Meat” Approach Exceeds Expectations

April 20, 2010

Hospitals Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Taking a “Less Meat, Better Meat” Approach to Foodservice:  First-ever Evaluation Finds Reduced-meat Menus in US Hospitals Exceeds Expectations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 20, 2010 Contact: Lena Brook, MES, 415.601.0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Johns Hopkins Center for a…

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Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus

March 11, 2010

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility News Release Contact: Lena Brook, MES, 415.601.0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org March 2010 Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus Meat Reduction Intended to Improve Health of People and Climate (San Francisco, CA) Hospitals across the nation – including five Bay Area facilities – are celebrating National Nutrition Month…

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SF PSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Jeff Ritterman Spearheads Climate Resolution in Richmond

March 9, 2010

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA EMBRACES 350 PPM, WILL YOUR CITY BE NEXT? On February 2, 2010, the Richmond City Council passed a 350 CITIES RESOLUTION which recognizes 350 ppm CO2 as the sensible limit to prevent catastrophic climate change.  The resolution was sponsored by Vice Mayor Dr. Jeff Ritterman, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and Councilmember Jim Rogers. Given the lack of national leadership on lessening climate change,…

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Balanced Menus Campaign Update

November 3, 2009

Donors provided important support in August and September to continue and expand the Balanced Menus campaign.  SFPSR staff members Lena Brook and Lucia Sayre have been hard at work on expanding the reach of this project.  “Lena and Lucia have provided significant leadership in the Bay Area to educating and assisting health care facilities to…

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Email Alert for PSR Senate Global Warming-Energy Letters

September 1, 2009

Help strengthen U.S. climate and energy legislation The U.S. Senate will be considering climate change and energy legislation in early September.  Its potential impact on the health and wellbeing of the planet cannot be underestimated. Now is a critical time for health professionals to speak out on the need for strong legislation that confronts the growing threat from climate change…

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Dr. Ritterman Rallies Municipal Leaders to Oppose Expansion Of Chevron Operation

April 15, 2008

Dr. Ritterman has been an outspoken opponent of Chevron’s plans to expand their refining capacity to process dirtier grades of crude oil in Richmond. The letter below seeks to rally the decision-makers in Richmond to stand together against a plan that will lead to an increase in environmental contamination and the emission of greenhouse gases:…

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