We bring together Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) for a discussion about the connections between fracking, plastic production and disposal, and how raising awareness about the harmful health impacts of extractive processes can strengthen local and global struggles for environmental and health justice.
Speakers from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives will provide an overview of the human and environmental health harms from the extraction of fracked gas, its conversion into different petrochemicals, the production of plastics, and the disposal of plastic products. Speaking from experience, the challenges and successes of focusing on health concerns to strengthen organizing and advocacy will be addressed.
The EHP supports communities directly affected by fracking and cracking processes, and GAIA works to address the problem of plastics, from extraction to disposal. EHP’s hands-on community support, citizen scientists approach and research experience, coupled with GAIA’s research and advocacy work across the globe, will provide inspiration, information and stories to better articulate health impacts and build solutions for a healthier future.
This webinar is organized by the Extractive Industry Circle of the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network of activists opposing extractive industries, and Hesperian Health Guides, a non-profit publisher of health information and education materials to support people in their struggles to realize the right to health.
Thursday, February 4
7:30pm ET/4:30p PT
Spanish and French language interpretation will be available if requested in advance.