Climate Change Action

Climate Change and Health

Mitigation & Adaptation

In November of 2008, PSR Arizona sponsored and organized the first Health Effects of Climate Change symposium, with participation of experts from the CDC, University of Arizona, and many community stakeholders.

PSR Arizona organized the Climate Smart Southwest conference held September 20-21 of 2013 to address the public health vulnerabilities to climate change in our region and for our SW communities. The conference was attended by over 400 people and representatives of 45 co-sponsors which included 6 national environmental organizations, and speakers included climate scientists, public health faculty and officials, National and International environmental leaders, and representatives of Native American and our Mexican border communities. Learn more here »

PSR Arizona collaborates with other organizations to facilitate community wide planning/workshops/forums for education about and addressing climate change. We have City appointed PSR representation and participation as members of the City of Tucson’s Climate Change (Advisory) Committee that is charged with the responsibilities of developing a climate change mitigation and adaptation plan for the City of Tucson. In this role we emphasize the Health Effects of Climate Change and the critical role of public health.

We are available and are called to speak on the health effects of climate change and environmental toxins (including those produced by energy production and transportation) in various community and political forums.

Related Resources

from PSR Arizona

Citizens Guide Original

Citizen’s Guide to Climate Extremes

This guide from PSR Arizona provides citizens of Southern Arizona with a comprehensive list of resources to help prepare for and build resilience in the face of extreme climate emergencies. It also provides information on how to help reduce and help stop further climate change.

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Webinar: Gas Stoves & Your Health

PSR National and PSR Arizona held this important webinar about gas stoves and our health. Gas stoves have been linked to increases in asthma among children and respiratory illnesses among both children and adults.

Building Resilient Neighborhoods Citizens’ Guide

PSR Arizona’s newly updated guide addresses protecting neighborhoods and communities from heat exposure, as well as measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Latest Climate News & Actions

Summer Reading

Updates on Rep. Grijalva, new OSHA heat rules, and resources on heat safety.

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Staying Safe and Cool with PSR Arizona’s ‘Building Resilient Neighborhoods’

For more than a decade, PSR Arizona’s Building Resilient Neighborhoods (BRN) has kept Tucsonans safe from the heat through both Zoom and in-person workshops. Two-to-three hours in length, with workbooks…

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We Depend on You

We Need You to Help Us Protect Human Life As we anticipate what’s to come in 2023, let’s take time to consider what PSR and PSR-Arizona accomplished in 2022 toward…

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Your Help Is Needed to Face Down the ‘Dirty Deal’

Call to Action Against the ‘Dirty Deal’ Sen. Manchin’s ‘Permitting Reform Bill’ Is Hitting a Wall of Protests, from Members of Both Parties and 100s of Environmental Justice Organizations —…

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