Credit Valley Conservation Hosts Webinar Series on Climate Change and Your Health

Friday, May 22, 2020 by Credit Valley Conservation

May 22, 2020 – Credit Valley Conservation is hosting a Climate Change and Your Health webinar series. The three-part series starts Friday, May 29 and explores climate change impacts and what actions you can take to protect your health, property and community.

Climate Change and Your Health – Extreme Heat

  • Friday, May 29, 12 – 1 p.m.
  • How will climate change and rising temperatures affect us and the health of the environment? Hear how extreme heat in the Credit River Watershed could affect you. Learn about what actions you can take as a rural property owner with featured speaker Kevin Behan, Deputy Director at Clean Air Partnership.

Climate Change and Your Health – Disease 

  • Saturday, June 6, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Hear how climate change is increasing your risk for disease. Learn about what actions you can take as a rural property owner to protect yourself and your community with featured speaker Helen Doyle, Environmental Health Work Group Chair at the Ontario Public Health Association.

Climate Change and Your Health – Severe Weather 

  • Thursday, June 11, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • How will severe weather in the Credit River Watershed affect you? Learn about what actions you can take as a rural property owner to protect yourself, your property and your community with featured speaker Alexandra Service, Climate Change Specialist at the Town of Caledon.

“The risk of extreme heat and infectious disease along with severe weather are all increasing as our planet warms. This isn’t just a global phenomenon, it’s happening in our backyards and in our communities,” says Lisa Brusse, Manager of Landowner Outreach at CVC. “Our webinar series will answer questions about how these changes impact you and what rural residents can do to prepare.”

Each webinar will feature CVC’s water resources specialist Tim Kuntz and watershed monitoring specialist Kelsey McNeil, plus an expert panelist in the fields of climate change, public health and the environment. The webinars will explore climate change from a local perspective and give participants the knowledge and tools to combat climate change in their community. During the interactive webinars, participants will be able to ask questions and get expert advice on what actions they can take as a rural property owner to protect themselves, their property and our local community.

Register at The webinars are free to the public but designed for rural residents of the Credit River Watershed.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario


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