public health

Save Antibiotics for Medicine, not Factory Farms Kickoff Meeting

Event Date: 
09/17/2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Capitol Hill Branch Public Library
425 Harvard Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

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.

Location

Capitol Hill Branch Public Library
425 Harvard Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

The Business of Climate Change: Health, Environment, Energy, and Economy

Event Date: 
03/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Event Location: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Biomimicry and Biophilic Design: pathways to connect people and nature

Event Date: 
09/15/2011 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Downstairs at Town Hall
Eighth and Seneca
Seattle, WA
United States
Phone: 206 443 8464

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.

To purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/browse.html?formsubmitted=1&reset=1&sec...

For more information: www.sustainablepath.org

Location

Downstairs at Town Hall
Eighth and Seneca
Seattle, WA
United States
Phone: 206 443 8464

Who plays God? Patients, docs or Uncle Sam?

Event Date: 
04/27/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Group Health Research Insitute
Metropolitan Park East Building 1730 Minor Ave
Seattle , WA
United States

Panelists will discuss controversies of medical treatment guidelines.
Free to members, $5 to non-members. RSVPs to [email protected]

Panel includes:
David Arterburn, MD, MPH, assistant investigator at Group Health Research http://www.grouphealthresearch.org/faculty/profiles/arterburn.aspx
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Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, chair of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington
http://depts.washington.edu/bhdept/facres/wb_bio.html
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Christopher Knight, MD, University of Washington internist
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Moderated by David Ansley, science writing consultant
http://davidansley.com/

Location

Group Health Research Insitute
Metropolitan Park East Building 1730 Minor Ave
Seattle , WA
United States
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