UCSF Sustainability Stories


Deborah Fleischer, Green Impact, May 2014


UCSF Celebrates Sustainability in May

At UCSF, Earth Day lives on past April.  In addition to the UCSF LivingGreen Fair on May 8th, we have several other exciting green events planned for May.  You are invited to attend any of the following opportunities to learn more about LivingGreen:

may eventsBook Drive May 8 - June 20

Give a new life or home to your old books.  From May 8-June 20 drop your books off at the following libraries:  Parnassus – Kalmanovitz, Mt Zion - Fishbon, SFGH – Barnett-Briggs, or Rutter Ctr, Rm 150.  They will be recycled or repurposed.

May 7th Dr. Daphne Miller Speaks on New Book Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing

UCSF family physician Dr. Daphne Miller will speak about her new book Farmecology:  What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing

Dr. Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Farmacology shares a compelling vision for health and healing and a treasure trove of farm-to-body lessons that have immense value in our daily lives. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine’s mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Dr. Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms across the country to better understand the connections between sustainable agriculture and the health of her patients.You can check out a recent video of her speaking about her new book HERE

CoverMay 7, 12-1pm at the Mission Bay Rock Hall Auditorium (1550 4th Street)

May 8: LivingGreen Fair, Recycled Art Show and Bike to Work Day at Parnassus

May 14th:  A Screening of Toxic Hot Seat

Come see a screening of Toxic Hot Seat on May 14, 12 – 2pm at Toland Hall.  The movie tells the story of a growing tide of activists, journalists and citizen groups who are bringing an end to the era of manipulation and misinformation about hidden toxic chemicals.  It shows the struggle to remove toxic flame retardant chemicals from our couches, environment and bodies. These chemicals are linked to lower IQ in children, thyroid disease, infertility, cancer and other rising rates of health problems. They are found in every living being on earth.about flame retardants and health.  The movie will be followed by discussion facilitated by Stanton Glantz, UCSF Professor, Department of Medicine; and Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and Co-Leader, Tobacco Control Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 29th: Special guest speaker
Attend Pediatrics Grand Rounds by visiting guest, Jeffrey Thompson, MD, CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, White House recognized Champion of Change and Practice GreenHealth leader, will speak on the “Journey from Healthcare to Health…outside the walls of the clinic and hospital”. May 29 from 8-9am in N217
Lecture objectives:
1. Discuss the reasons to move beyond traditional boundaries.
2. Evaluate the success of food, alcohol, educational and environmental interventions.
3. Develop a strategy to accomplish this change in a financially constrained system.

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