In a recent webinar event hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for the Environment and Health, a panel discussed the mental health impacts related to climate change and explored how forest therapy can be used as a vehicle to address these impacts.
About the Event
This webinar was 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 discussed the science behind trees and why they are so important for the ecosystem and human health. She shared 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 discussed 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 described how communities are leading the effort to address this public health and environmental crisis.
Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University
Executive Director, GreenRoots
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