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Recorded Webinar | Building Health Equity Webinar Series: Renewable Energy Equity Practice in Iowa

View the ninth installment of the Building Health Equity webinar series: Renewable Energy Equity Practice in Iowa. We featured Kerri Johannsen, Energy Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council, and David Osterberg, Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa.

We discussed what a path toward renewable energy looks like in Iowa, the impact of legislation on the clean energy movement, and how we can ensure social justice and equity during the promotion of clean energy usage. The session included open conversation with attendees.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss how renewable energy and health equity are connected
  2. Learn about the public health impacts of current and renewable power sources
  3. Explore how health departments can promote and advocate for renewable energy using a health equity lens

Our Speakers

Kerri Johannsen, Energy Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council Johannsen@iaenvironment.org
David Osterberg, Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa
david-osterberg@uiowa.edu

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The following reports were mentioned by our speakers during the webinar:

Study: Black, low-income Americans face highest risk from power plant pollution.

Report: Low-Income Households, Communities of Color Face High “Energy Burden” Entering Recession

Wind Turbines and Health