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arbcombo -- Chair's Lecture Series: We Are What We Eat and Breathe, and Build

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 15:34:31
We are pleased to announce the next webcast
Chair’s Lecture Series on:

We Are What We Eat and Breathe, and Build —
Preventing chronic diseases and protecting the environment by
building healthy communities.

Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
University of California, Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12   Noon PDT
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California

California and the United States face grave challenges in
economy, environment, and health. “Easy oil” is gone and other
resources are being depleted. Global heating increasingly
threatens human health and species survival worldwide. Medical
care costs will continue to escalate for reasons of technology
and population aging, and the tripling of obesity and doubling of
diabetes rates will impose staggering health and productivity
costs, so that by the year 2030 eleven percent of U.S. adults
will have a Body Mass Index over 40 (100 pounds overweight). 

These challenges demand solutions that solve problems across the
domains of economy, environment, and health. To meet these
fiscal, social, and environmental needs, California must demand
top-down and bottom-up solutions. California is showing
leadership in greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability, in new
technologies and pollution reduction, but needs a vision for
human habitats, homes and offices, neighborhoods, and transit
systems that salvage health as well as the economy and the
planet: communities that use fewer resources and at the same time
offer rich engagement in life, meaningful work, local healthy
food, and plenty of “incidental” physical activity. 

Dr. Jackson will present strategies to get these options to

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   Peter Mathews at (916) 323-8711 or pmathews@arb.ca.gov

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