May 04, 2021
Carolyn Raffensperger, Concerned Health Professionals of NY
“Two leading organizations of health professionals and scientists focused on environmental harms, Concerned Health Professionals of New York (CHPNY) and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), are joining forces.
On June 1, 2021 CHPNY will become a major program of SEHN, launching a partnership that will enable both groups to expand their core research and outreach activities, translate that research into action to protect public health and the environment, and comprehensively serve frontline communities experiencing harm from fossil fuel projects. The partnership will also facilitate a dedicated focus on fracking’s environmental justice implications, which are significant but have received far too little attention. …
Housed within SEHN and led by biologist and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD and Carmi Orenstein, MPH, CHPNY will gain the capacity to better serve the climate justice movement, frontline communities, medical professionals, policymakers, members of the press, and elected officials.
Sandra Steingraber and Carmi Orenstein are both co-founders of CHPNY. Steingraber will serve as a senior scientist within SEHN and Orenstein as CHPNY’s program director. Steingraber is coming to SEHN from Ithaca College where, since 2003, she served as Distinguished Scholar in Residence.”
And check out AWTT’s new “Speaking Truth to Youth” video interview with Steingraber.