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Climate Solutions are Health Solutions

New York City startup called Re-Nuble turns food waste into fertilizer

Yale Climate Connections

The technology can help make it easier to grow organic food indoors in urban areas, where fresh local food is often scarce. It also keeps food out of landfills and reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers, bringing down greenhouse gas emissions.

Meet the Millennial Farmers We’ll Be Counting on to Endure Climate Change

Mother Jones

There is a rising generation of farmers who will be tasked with keeping us fed while climate change brings increasingly furious storms and droughts. This podcast episode celebrates the next generation of American growers. 

How do we fix America’s fertilizer problem? Look in this ditch.


Fertilizer pollution contaminates drinking water and creates suffocating smog. It’s also a major source of greenhouse gas. One corner of Indiana has found a simple but groundbreaking solution: cover crops and a ditch.

Startups aim to pay farmers to bury carbon pollution in soil

Yale Climate Connections

Indigo Agriculture aims to pay growers to sequester one trillion tons of carbon dioxide. Carbon farming, or regenerative agriculture, has been hailed as a promising climate mitigation solution.

Planning for Healthy, Equitable Communities

ChangeLab Solutions

ChangeLab Solutions created these 3 infographics for public health practitioners who wish to partner with urban and regional planners as well as learn more about how planning affects health and equity.

One thing that’s getting done: Solar power for Navajo homes

The New York Times

Native Renewables is installing off-grid solar panels for families on the reservation, with a goal of 15,000 families in the Navajo Nation. Many of these homes will be getting electricity for the first time. 

New York City announcing intent to ban new fossil fuel projects

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City’s intention to stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. This is the largest municipal ban announcement of its kind globally.

Climate Change is Harming Our Health

Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019: report


Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday.

Study Finds Link Between Flu Risk and Wild Weather Swings

Yale E360

Scientists have found a link between a heightened risk of flu and rapid weather swings that have become increasingly common in recent years due to climate change.

Some Communities are Being Harmed First and Worst

Racism and ecological injustice combine in 'reckless, racist' Atlantic Coast Pipeline fight

NBC News

"The Atlantic Coast Pipeline — a project that starts in West Virginia and cuts through Virginia and North Carolina — is poised to threaten poor, rural, black and indigenous communities across those states, forcing us to recognize and respond to the fact that marginalized communities still bear the bulk of our nation's environmental burden." - The Rev. Dr. William Barber 

From Our Blog

Covenant Pathways is a native-led organization located on Navajo Nation teaching regenerative soil restoration techniques to Native farmers. They are in the process of evaluating the impact of these practices on both soil health and on the nutrient value of the food grown. 

Upcoming Webinar 

In the first webinar of our Health and Climate Solutions Webinar Series,  Mustafa Ali, Elizabeth Yeampierre, and Patricia Cochran will lead a discussion on health and climate equity. They will discuss the role of health equity in the larger movement for climate justice.

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