About the Event

This webinar is co-hosted by the Center for the Environment and Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

The Importance of Trees for Our Climate and Health

In this joint presentation, Pamela Templer will discuss the science behind trees and why they are so important for the ecosystem and human health. She will share the current understanding of how humans are affecting our climate and the role that trees around the globe play in saving our planet from climate change and pollution.

Public Health and Environmental Justice in Post-Pandemic Chelsea, MA

Roseann Bongiovanni will discuss how some of our communities in Massachusetts have deep roots of environmental injustice with decades of toxic pollution, as well as some of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. She will describe how communities are leading the effort to address this public health and environmental crisis.

Featured Speakers

Pamela Templer

Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University

Roseann Bongiovanni

Executive Director, GreenRoots