This spring the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran three more workshops in Philadelphia. The workshop themes this year focused on mold, climate change, emergency preparedness, and home weatherization. In addition, the presentations considered questions of indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Workshop facilitators reviewed various city services and other resources available to Philadelphians. […]

Climate Health and Home

The Philadelphia Health & Environment Ethnography Lab supports the “Climate, Health, and Home” project, a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. This post is designed to provide general information about the impacts that climate change has for the Philadelphia region. Global climate change impacts regions around the world […]

Climate Health and Home

Last year the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran another three workshops around Philadelphia. Our 2018 workshops focused on emergency preparedness, flooding, and mold risks. The workshops were anchored by four presentations from partner organizations and two interactive activities. The “Climate Change at Home” workshops were designed and facilitated by Ali Kenner (Drexel University), […]

Climate Health and Home

Read Part 1 Here Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping can elucidate neighborhoods that are at high risk of flooding, as well as the infrastructure that is currently in place to combat flooding events. I used the Flood Insurance Rate Map database established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map areas that are within the […]

Climate Health and Home

Riverine Flooding in Wissahickon Creek – Photo by Steven-L-Johnson on Flickr Background A flood is the overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines. Flooding is a pressing problem in Philadelphia with several causes; a problem that is likely worsening as the climate changes. Geographic Information System mapping can visually exhibit the […]

Climate Health and Home

The “Climate, Health, and Home” project is a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. In Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence, the NAAEE uses “Climate, Health, and Home” as a case study to explore community engagement about climate change and health (page 27). Read the report here

Climate Health and Home