Public Health

Polluted air and rivers have acute local health effects and changing rainfall and temperature patterns cause global disruptions in supplies of food and clean water. Learn what is being done to mitigate the impact.

(Photo by Hana Hancock)

George Washington University
Even if we can't always make it outside, there are proven ways we can keep our spirits up during physical distancing.

In this episode we speak with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, who is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. (George Washington University)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Listen to Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno host a special COVID-19 series, "Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic," in partnership with the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Hundreds of Tucson residents are using green spaces during the pandemic like the Loop, a 131-mile paved bikeway that now sees hundreds of daily users. (Jake Meyers / University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Green spaces not only help cities mitigate and adapt to climate change; they can help residents cope with the shock of COVID-19.
The George Washington University
For GWU Professor Peter LaPuma, the crises he teaches about in his environmental health classes aren't just test fodder — they're dilemmas he prepares for every day. Samantha Ross and Lizzie Stricklin spoke to Professor LaPuma to learn more.

A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)

Seattle, WA
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van. 
George Washington University
I have always known that zero hunger is one of the 17 sustainability goals but I have never really known what that truly meant until now, having worked this semester with Martha's Table.

A sustainable development internship brings up an important question around sustainability of philanthropic efforts, such as supplying vitamins to NGOs: What happens when they run out of money? And, more importantly, how can we work more sustainably to avoid that? (Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
A sustainable development internship brings up an important question around sustainability of philanthropic efforts: What happens when they run out of money? And how can we avoid that?
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
George Washington University
Overpopulation has huge environmental implications, including the depletion of natural resources, pollution, and increased fossil fuel emissions. One solution may be a new, experimental birth control patch.

(Screen capture from www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)

George Washington University
Every player in the game should be trying to create a field more sustainable for the next, which is exactly what the Farmers Restaurant Group set out to do from day one. 

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