Climate and Public Health Focus of Jan. 14 UNH Lecture


Contact: Sharon Keeler
603-862-1566
UNH Media Relations

Jan. 9, 2004



DURHAM, N.H. -- Dr. Kent Jackson Bransford, will give a lecture titled "A Breath of Fresh Air: How Smarter Energy Choices Can Protect Public Health in New Hampshire" as part of a collaborative educational campaign sponsored by the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the University of New Hampshire Climate Education Initiative.

Bransford's talk takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Theatre I.

The presentation will discuss PSR's findings on air quality, climate and the related health effects in New Hampshire and the country. A particular emphasis will be placed on health consequences, the legislative and policy efforts to minimize these effects, as well as specific suggestions that can be pursued to keep the skies clear and help strengthen the health and well being of New Hampshire's citizens.

Dr. Bransford, an oncologist from California, is the PSR medical consultant on climate change and energy pollution.

This event is free to the public and all are welcome. An informal reception with coffee and tea will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.

A limited number of parking spaces will be reserved for attendees. Parking will be available in C-Lot. Please visit the following link for a parking map of the UNH campus http://www.unh.edu/transportation/. Driving directions to the campus are available at http://www.unh.edu/admissions/visit/directions.html.

For more information, contact Leigh Dunkelberger, Climate Education Initiative coordinator, UNH Office of Sustainability Programs, at 603-862-5039 or by e-mail at leighd@unh.edu.