by Phyllis Theermann December 3, 2018 Air family Harvard Medical School health Infectious Disease Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Health Care U.S. Health Care Climate Council
Sustainable Wellesley is pleased to announce that Dr. Regina LaRocque will be joining the Leadership Team.
Dr. LaRocque, MD MPH, is on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has been working in the field of infectious disease for 15 years and has seen first hand the connection between climate change, respiratory problems and the spread of infectious diseases around the globe.
Dr. LaRocque often represents Partners HealthCare urging state lawmakers to invest in clean energy with clear facts on how it will have significant health benefits for citizens of the state.
LaRocque has been active in Sustainable Wellesley’s activities, and is a member of Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission.
We are grateful she has joined the leadership team and can offer her science based background and expertise on how climate change is impacting human health and the spread of infectious diseases.
Please welcome us in welcoming Dr. LaRocque.
by Phyllis Theermann May 16, 2018 cancer prevention chemicals family health landscape lawn movie popcorn and Cake! Rachel Carson
Movie Night: “A Chemical Reaction: The Story of True Green Revolution”
Wednesday, May 16, 7pm, Wakelin Room – Wellesley Free Library
A screening and discussion of this 2009 film about a Canadian community that banned lawn chemicals after a local dermatologist noticed a connection between her patients’ health and their exposure to pesticides and herbicides, and the tremendous legal battle waged by the big chemical industry. Information about organic landscape professionals and earth-friendly lawn and landscape techniques will be available. Birthday cake honoring Rachel Carson and popcorn will be provided. Sponsored by the NRC, Heath Department, Department of Public Works, Sustainable Wellesley, and Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project.
by Administrator April 26, 2018 health landscaping lawn Rachel Carson