The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium witnessed the critical threat that climate change posed to their communities’ immediate health. In response, ANTHC developed an individual household water purification and sanitation system so that tribal households can filter and disinfect any source of fresh water—such as rainwater, snow melt, springs or river water.
Friends of Trees is working to address climate change and health equity by planting hundreds of thousands of trees in Portland, Oregon. The program is community-centered and community-led.
Climate change is already causing profound harms to human health. Health professionals can make a critical difference by reframing and responding to climate change as the health emergency it is. If health professionals are to live by our tenet – “do no harm” – we must act.
Operating an energy efficiency program may seem like a simple straightforward effort, but PUSH Buffalo understands that many problems in low-income communities and communities of color are more complex and interrelated than they seem.
In Austin, climate change is increasing the number of uncomfortably—and even dangerously—hot days. Green infrastructure can reduce this effect by shading building surfaces, deflecting the sun’s rays, and releasing moisture into the atmosphere.
Covenant Pathways is a Native-led organization located on the Navajo reservation whose mission is to teach soil restoration techniques to Native farmers. Restoring soils to good health—through forest restoration and planting trees, managing grazing lands so they accumulate soil carbon, and using “regenerative” farming techniques to rebuild croplands—is one of the world’s most promising climate solutions.