Dear Friends of PSR Philadelphia / Pennsylvania,
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving.
Please keep PSR Phila/PA in mind during this charitable season.
We are entering our 40th year, and your support sustains us. Thank you!
Updates on PSR
Climate Change Report
The Global Change Research Act 1990 mandates the U.S. Global Change Research Program deliver a report to Congress and the President no less than every four years,. The 4th National Climate Assessment fulfills that in two volumes.
Medical School Programs on Climate
PSR Philadelphia was awarded the Franklin Institute's Climate and Urban Systems Partnership to engage four medical schools in climate change education and programs. Click here to read about what PSR Phila and the area medical schools achieved in 2018.
Renewable Energy and Jobs in Communities of Greatest Need
We are ramping up our newest program to advance the use of renewable energy. As members of US Climate Action Network, PSR Phila/PA received a two year member empowerment grant. We are partnering with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) to bring grass-root advocacy to communities that are most impacted by fossil fuel pollution, and least likely to benefit from renewable energy projects. Our aim is to change the imbalance and create opportunity for both the use and employment in this industry. Please contact us at if you would like to be a part of this powerful initiative in 2019.
Community Events
PennEnvironment Post-Election Debrief and Discussion
WHAT: Post-Election Debrief and Discussion
w/ David Masur & PA pollster Chris Borick
WHEN: Friday, November 30th, 12pm-1:30pm
WHERE: Online! RSVP here

Join PennEnvironment's Executive Director, David Masur, along with nationally known Pennsylvania political pollster, Chris Borick, to discuss the outcome and results of this fall's election, and what it means for our work going forward to protect the environment.

The event will take place via live webinar on Friday, November 30th at 12pm. By signing up for the webinar, you'll be able to see and hear the discussion and participate by asking questions in real time. To sign up click here
The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change — Med Students Can Help: Climate change is here, climate change is in our face, and climate change is just as relevant to physicians as it is to lobbyists or politicians. Click here to read this blog post explaining both environmental and health issues that will persist and worsen if climate change is not addressed. The post discusses the latest report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and cites that, "we have only 12 years left to keep the maximum temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius" in order to avoid environmental devastation. If current trends persist, 50% more land would be converted from savannahs to deserts and significant biodiversity will be lost. More importantly, 420 million people will be exposed to extreme temperature which could result in 250,000 additional deaths per year. Read more here about what is at stake and how the medical community can help.
Written by: Sidhanth Gugale, Drexel School of Medicine and PSR National Student Representative
Publis hed: November 10, 2018