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Coal Costs Us: Documentary and Panel on Health and Wellbeing
August 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
This is a free event, open to the public. Registration is required to receive the link for the Zoom event. Please register with the following link, and you’ll receive an email with Zoom info prior to the event: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000001ayT5AAI
Wisconsin Week of Climate Action Kickoff Event!
Wisconsin has a coal problem. Six coal plants remain in the state, with no real retirement plans, even though we know they’re dangerous and costly. This live webinar will explore the impacts of coal-fired power plants on our health and wellbeing. Not only does coal harm our physical health, but dirty coal plants also hurt our pocketbooks, with lower income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities paying the highest price and receiving the most harm.
We’ll hear from neighbors of the We Energies Oak Creek coal plants in a screening of the documentary We Neighbors about their experiences living in close proximity to these hubs of toxic output in Southeastern Wisconsin. Pulmonologist Dr. Linus Santo Tomas of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will give an informative presentation on the impacts of coal emissions on human health. A panel discussion will feature community leaders, neighbors, clean energy advocates and healthcare professionals providing insights on the costs of coal to all of us.
To achieve healthy, thriving communities for all, we must eliminate fossil fuels! Join us for this Coal Costs Us: Week of Climate Action kickoff event!