Climate Change and Its Impacts on Public Health in Inwood

 

Climate change can have serious impacts on the health of communities of color and low income, such as here in Inwood:

•   Climate change is causing more heat waves, which can lead to dehydration and hospitalizations.
•   More intense storms and flooding can cause power outages, increase mold presence, and damage homes.
•   Climate change amplifies air pollution, which worsens respiratory illnesses such as asthma.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice and New York State Senator Robert Jackson are co-hosting an Inwood community conversation on Saturday, August 17th from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at P.S. 5 Ellen Lurie School (3703 Tenth Avenue) to share information about how climate change affects health. We will provide a space to listen to people’s concerns, stories, and ideas. And we will invite volunteers to participate in future meetings to create a plan for addressing climate change and health issues. Together, we can compile important information about environmental health to better improve quality of life for Inwood.

If you live in Inwood and would like to participate, please RSVP. Lunch, refreshments, childcare, activities, and Spanish-language interpretation will be provided. And this site is accessible. You can also contact Genesis Abreu with questions at genesis@weact.org or 212-961-1000 ext. 308.

 

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