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Virtual Lunch Hours/Events
Student and Mentor Opportunity! Learn About the Premier Youth Ambassadors Program at CR3!
Learn about Citizen for Radioactive Radon Reduction (CR3)'s amazing PYA program. The Premier Youth Ambassadors for Radon Reduction program develops young adults from across the country that have a strong sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to their communities regarding radon gas testing, mitigation, and education. Their awareness of current and global issues regarding radon gas and lung cancer coupled with their strong interpersonal leadership skills will be the building blocks for future radon advocacy efforts. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the industry and health care fields. The program is open to young people ages 15 and up and adult leaders who will serve as mentors. This program explores themes such as the science of radon testing and mitigation, as well as education, leadership, cross-cultural connections and community service. The youth develop their interests through specific activities; STEM activities, leadership trainings; civic participation at the community level; mentoring by community, business, government, and non-government leaders and engage with families and volunteerism.
July Lunch & Learn: Update on Bonding in PA
Join us for our July Lunch & Learn with Kelsey Krepps! Discover the significance of bonding for oil and gas infrastructure and why it's crucial for our environment. Learn about the ramifications when the state failed to pass the bonding legislation and how it directly affects everyday residents in Pennsylvania. Find out how you can take action and get involved now! Let's put pressure on PA legislators who voted against the legislation, and show them that this is an important issue for us. Support the organizations that are making a difference, such as Sierra Club, Protect PT, and EarthWorks. Together, we can make a positive impact on our environment and protect our beautiful state for future generations.
A New War on Cancer - Book Event with author Kristina Marusic
As the epilogue states, “2/3 of all cancer cases are linked to preventable exposures." Join Protect PT as we host Kristina Marusic to discuss her new book, "A New War on Cancer". Kristina will give a presentation with highlights from her new book and we ask questions and discuss what we can do to fight preventable concerns now!
June Lunch & Learn: Beaver Cracker Plant
Join us for a virtual Lunch & Learn with special guests Dr. Clifford Lau and Anaïs Peterson to get the latest updates on air events near the Beaver Cracker Plant, understand its impact on frontline communities, and discover upcoming initiatives. Dr. Clifford Lau has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and was an Industrial Chemist for around 35 years working for Polaroid and Bayer Material Science. He has several patents and journal articles pertaining to polymer chemistry. Since then, he has taught Chemistry and Environmental Science as an Adjunct Professor at several local universities. Recently he has been working with several Environmental Groups like Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community (BCMAC) Eyes on Shell, Clean Air Council (CAC), and Climate Reality Project concerning the PetroChemical buildout in Southwestern PA. He is a concerned citizen about the fate of our Spaceship Earth. Anaïs Peterson (no pronouns) is the petrochemicals campaigner at Earthworks where Anaïs works with communities in the Upper Ohio Valley to delay and defeat petrochemical and fossil fuel infrastructure. Anaïs' focus is communications, rapid response, accountability, and community organizing around the Shell Plastic Plant in Beaver County, PA.
May Lunch & Learn: The Power of the Written Word with Kristina Marusic
Join us for a discussion with Kristina Marusic, author of the recently released “A New War on Cancer”. Kristina Marusic is an author and award-winning journalist who covers environmental health and justice for Environmental Health News. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of San Francisco, and her personal essays and reporting on topics ranging from the environment, LGBTQ+ equality, and politics to feminism, food, and travel have been published by outlets including CNN, Slate, Vice, Women's Health, the Washington Post, MTV News, The Advocate, and Bustle, among others. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner of ten years, Michael, and the cutest dog in the world, Mochi. Visit her online at KristinaMarusic.com
April Lunch & Learn - A Sustainable Pittsburgh with Tiffany Taulton
Tiffany Taulton is our featured speaker for our virtual Lunch & Learn in April! Tiffany Taulton is the Director of Outreach & Sustainability for Hazelwood Initiative, Inc., a community development corporation focused on the preservation of affordable commercial and residential spaces in a former steel mill community on the verge of becoming Pittsburgh's newest tech hub. Tiffany will discuss the steps the city of Pittsburgh needs to take to be climate resilient, the importance of trees in the city, updates on her work with Greenways, and more! This event will be live-streamed on our YouTube and Facebook pages on April 18 at 12 p.m.
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