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Sep
4
Wed
Presentation by Dr. Ned Ketyer @ Harrisburg, PA - Polyclinic Hospital Landis Building
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Ned Ketyer, a prominent  pediatrician in Pittsburgh and a consultant for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, has been conducting research in air quality and the health impacts of the proposed “ethane cracker plant” near Pittsburgh. Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC expects the Beaver County cracker plant to be operational in the early 2020s. It will “crack” ethane, one of the components of natural gas, to produce ethylene—the building block for plastics. The air quality of South-Western PA is already poor and there are more cancer cases there compared to other places in the state. Dr. Ketyer will explain his findings and answer questions about known health effects of “fracking and cracking”  natural  gas.

His talk is sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility/Harrisburg (PSR) and it is free to the public.

Nov
18
Mon
Pennsylvania Health Check-Up @ Harrisburg, PA
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join PSR Pennsylvania for an informative and innovative morning as part of our speed-learning series regarding the health impacts of the unconventional gas development industry.

Light breakfast and lunch included. 2.5 CME credits.

Apr
29
Wed
PSR Harrisburg Chapter Meeting @ Online event via Zoom
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director for Sustainability at Dickinson College will speak on “How Dickinson became carbon neutral and what’s next?”

Virtual presentation and discussion with Lindsey Lyons from Dickinson College’s Center for Sustainability Education, on their commitment to combatting climate change, committing to educating for sustainability across the curriculum and becoming a carbon neutral institution of higher education. Learn what Dickinson has done to advance this commitment over the last decade, find out what’s ahead, and what best practices have we discovered that could help other in their own work, lives and practices. The session will include a short presentation followed by question and answer session.

Learn More in Advance:
Dickinson Website for Climate Action
Dickinson’s Carbon Neutrality Frequently Asked Questions

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Aug
9
Sun
Candles on the Water @ Harrisburg, PA - Riverfront Park
Aug 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

You are invited to commemorate the 75th anniversary
of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Harrisburg on Sunday, August 9 – 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.

Location – Riverfront Park on Front Street across from John Harris Mansion

Sponsors – Pax Christi Harrisburg, PSR-Pennsylvania, Peacemaking Committee of Market Square Presbyterian Church,
Christian Churches United. PA Council of Churches and others

Program – Main Speaker – Bill Dallam who was on site in Nagasaki, 3 weeks after the bombing in 1945 with the Navy to measure radiation
Music, Liturgical Dance, Readings, Prayer, Proclamations from the Mayor and Governor, launching of candle boats into the Susquehanna River at sunset.

No fee. People will need to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets