80% of antibiotics in the US are used in livestock on factory farms, primarily to boost profits and compensate for living filthy conditions. This is not how our antibiotics should be used, and it's making these critical medicines less effective when we really need them. In fact, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year, where life-saving medicines no longer work.
That’s why Food and Water Watch's local chapter is kicking off this fall's effort here in Seattle to demand federal action to ban the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
Nearly 97% of climate scientists agree that human activities are warming Earth’s climate, and the Pentagon considers the consequences to be a threat to national security. What are we doing about it?
As the economic challenges of climate change are gradually appearing, some sectors are opening up to
the role they can play in supporting public health, food security, environmental sustainability, and
energy development. Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound invite you to join a guided panel discussion on
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
Over hundreds of millions of years, nature has evolved elegant and
creative solutions to many design problems. We’ll explore how using
biomimicry (mimicking nature) and biophilic design (increasing
our exposure to nature within our built environment) can help us to
create products, buildings, and communities whose relationships
to nature are positive and robust.