Towards a Sustainable Earth

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The earth can’t wait, and it’s imperative that we are climate aware and are moved to action to maintain it. In this episode covering sustainability and climate change, we talk to Dr. Sheri Weiser, a physician-scientist at UCSF with a long history of researching food insecurity and climate justice. Dr. Weiser has been a Principal Investigator on over 25 research grants and has published over 165 manuscripts in this area. In our conversation with Dr. Weiser, we learn about how her work exposed her to the harsh climate realities faced by the food insecure on a daily basis. Additionally, Dr. Weiser shares her path to sustainability activism and some initiatives she has led in the UC system to tackle climate change with a key focus on environmental justice and equity. These include, but are not limited to, integrating sustainability across the UC curriculum, directing the Global Food Initiative at UCSF, co-leading the launch of UCSF’s EaRTH Center this Earth Day (April 22nd), and creating a myriad of opportunities for student involvement. To learn more about the Global Food Initiative, the UCSF Climate Change and Mental Health Task Force, the UCSF EaRTH Center, and the UCSF Human Health and Climate Change student group, see the links below! Global Food Initiative: https://www.ucop.edu/global-food-initiative/ Climate Change and Mental Health Task Force: https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/climatechange EaRTH Center: https://earth.ucsf.edu/ Human Health and Climate Change Student Group: https://ucsf.campusgroups.com/club_signup?group_type=27712&category_tags= For free tickets to the Center for Climate Justice launch event, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-center-for-climate-justice-launch-event-tickets-148653952975?aff=erelexpmlt This episode was written and produced by Rachel Rock and Stella Belonwu with editing help from the rest of the CTOR team. Music used in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Niklas Schreiber.

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