🌎 Earth Day 2021 🌍
Earth Day 2021 is this week!

On the first Earth Day, founder Gaylord Nelson proclaimed in his speech, "Earth Day can – and it must – lend a new urgency and a new support to solving the problems that still threaten to tear the fabric of this society… the problems of race, of war, of poverty, of modern-day institutions. Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures." This message rings true to this day.

As we embark on the 51st Earth Day, we are at a turning point. We have a new administration that has rejoined the global effort to fight climate change and committed the country to a better path forward. Through COVID-19, we have been reminded that humans live as a collective; that each of our small actions have an enormous impact on the world and on each other.

In light of this, we at PSR PA invite you to join us in climate actions that you can take to support a healthy planet!
Want to write Senator Casey to urge action on climate change at the Dept. of Health and HHS?
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PSRPA New Webinar Series!
To encourage more community and engagement in all of our virtual worlds, PSR is excited to announce our new Monthly Webinar series! Each month, we invite you to join us as we explore topics related to environmental health, violence prevention, and climate solutions, with a special focus on PA.
Steps to a Clean Energy Economy and Better Health by Dr. Walter Tsou
April 20 at 6 PM - Register Here!

Radon and Health by Dr. Edward Ketyer
May 19 at 6 PM - Register Here!

Plastic Pollution by Stephanie Wein
June 16 at 6 PM - Register Here!

Outside in and inside out... by Peter DeCarlo
July 13 at 6 PM - Register Here!
Earth Day Events
Steps to a Clean Energy Economy and Better Health
When: Tuesday, April 20th at 6:00-8:00 PM EST
Where: Register Here - On Zoom and Facebook Live

This is the first event in our new webinar series, which will held on April 20th at 6:00PM! Dr. Walter Tsou will present on the benefits of clean renewable energy and ways that you can get started, beginning with the electric provider you choose.
Environmental Justice Earth Day
When: Thursday, April 22th at 5:00-7:00 PM EST

Join PSR PA and Neighbors Against Gas Plants at a socially distanced, peaceful picket-line to stand for environmental justice and health. The purpose of the demonstration will be to tell SEPTA and City Hall to shut down SEPTA's gas plant and to plant thousands of trees around the perimeter of SEPTA's property and throughout the neighborhoods surrounding SEPTA's property. Click here for more information!
An Evening with Franklin Kury: The Constitutional Question to Save the Planet
When: Thursday, April 22th at 7:00-8:00 PM EST
Where: Register Here - On Zoom and Facebook Live

Midtown Scholar Bookstore and PennFuture invite you to join renowned author Franklin Kury for a discussion on his new book, The Constitutional Question to Save the Planet: The Peoples’ Right to a Healthy Environment.  Kury will be in conversation with PennFuture’s Ezra Thrush. Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Health and Justice Institute Webinar: Re-imaging Community Health and Safety from Bombs to Cops (PSR-LA Virtual Event)
When: Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Online

The third webinar of the Health and Justice Institute Series discussing how we achieve community health and safety both locally and globally. Please email Rahel Kemal at [email protected] for more information.
Electrification of Buildings: Climate, Health, Justice (SF Bay PSR Virtual Event)
When: Wednesday, April 28th at 10:00 PM EST (7:00 PM PDT)
Where: Register Here - Online Conference on Zoom

After industry and transportation, buildings are a top emitter of green-house gases. Electrification of buildings is a critical step toward decarbonization, improved health, and health equity. Click here for more information about the turning point California is now facing!
Nectar, Nurture, and You: Philly’s Recipe for Biophilic
Urban Agriculture
When: Thursday, April 29th at 6:00-8:00 PM EsT
Where: Register Here - Online Conference on Zoom

PSR PA is proud to be a sponsor of this unique event from bioPhilly6 that will discuss the context and vision of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Plan followed by a look at three remarkable homegrown approaches to creating resilient local food systems. Six expert panelists will lead this enlightening discussion. Click here for more information!
PSRPA Updates
Electric Buildings: Repowering our homes and businesses for our health
PSRPA's Dr. Walter Tsou joined a press release to announce PennEnvironment's latest report "Electric Buildings: Repowering our homes and businesses for our health and environment.” He was joined by State Representatives Danielle Friel Otten (Chester County) and Elizabeth Fiedler (Philadelphia) and several other climate and energy experts. Click here to watch!
We Are The Ones
Today on 4/19, PSRPA's Medical Advocacy Director Tammy Murphy joined the Better Path Coalition in delivering the "We Are The Ones" letter to Governor Wolf. More than 1,000 Pennsylvanians have signed onto the letter and shared brief statements on how fracking has impacted them. Click here to read the letter. Click here to watch a livestream of the event. Click here for more information about the action.
News & Blogs
Op-Ed by Daniel Wolk

Following recent high-profile shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, along with a series of weekly mass shooting events, it's time to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. Click here to read a powerful article written by PSR PA's Dr. Daniel Wolk about the need for Senator Toomey to protect human life and vote for universal background checks.
Blog by Devneet Kaur Kainth published on PSR PA Blogs

It's time for PA to switch to green energy, to protect its citizen from fracking and commit to a healthier and sustainable path forward. This transition is within reach! Click here read how.
Take Action with CHP-PA!
Click here to sign-on to a letter calling for a comprehensive investigation into the health impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania, including those caused by radioactive waste streams!