Saturday, January 16th at 12 noon. 350.org Houston will host a talk and demonstration of solar panel technology. Our host has a homemade, sun-tracking arrangement of panels at his home and he will be talking about carbon footprint, costs estimates, and payback periods for investment in solar installations. The location is north of I-10 off of Wirt Road (Hilshire Village area). Please contact Bruce Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Presented by Brett Perkison, Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine
He is an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and has a joint appointment at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the department of Family Medicine. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities he is active in research and his areas of interest include identifying environmental triggers of asthma and implementing holistic worksite wellness programs that include increasing employee environmental awareness and sustainability. He also is a fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). He is a former chair and active member of ACOEM’s Environmental Section Committee and over the last year has been the lead member of the committee’s work group to draft ACOEM’s position regarding climate change mitigation. His lecture will present an overview of the health impacts on climate change and how we can reduce carbon emissions a as part of workplace wellness programs.