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Meet, Eat, & Discover: Health Benefits of Clean Renewable Energy

April 7, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A lunchtime panel moderated by Dominique Browning – Co-founder and Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, with guest presenters: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Climatologist & director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University; Greg FishelChief meteorologist WRAL-TV; and Jennifer Caicedo, MD Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Relief of Charlotte. Sponsored by NC Interfaith Power & Light, Environmental Defense Fund, and the newly formed NC Healthy Air Alliance, a collaborative by Moms Clean Air Force NC, Mothers & Others for Clean Air, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, and Clean Air Carolina.

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Dominique Browning is the co-founder and Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, a special project of Environmental Defense Fund. She is a writer and editor — and the mother of two sons. She blogs at Slow Love Life and writes regularly for the New York Times and TIME.com. Dominique contributes to W, Wired, Whole Living, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She has spent most of her journalistic career in the magazine world, as an editor at Esquire, Texas Monthly, Newsweek, and House & Garden. She is the author of several books; the most recent is SLOW LOVE: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, & Found Happiness

Guest Panelists: 

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe associate professor in the Department of Political Science & director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, part of the Department of Interior’s South-Central Climate Science Center.

Greg Fishel former climate denier turned climate believer who has launched his on quest to highlight what the science says about climate change. He won the 1985 American Meteorological Society award for broadcast excellence for reporting a March 1984 tornado; American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for television and radio; member of broadcast board of the American Meteorological Society; chairperson of AMS Broadcast Board Committee to develop 100-question exam for new Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Program; member of Advisory Commissions for North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the state Climate Office of North Carolina; first certified broadcast meteorologist in the United States; recipient of Emmy from Midsouth Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for hurricane special in 2000; one of six recipients of Special Award from American Meteorological Society in 2006.

Jennifer Caicedo, MD Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Relief of Charlotte Dr. Caicedo is an allergist / immunologist treating patients near Charlotte that suffer from allergies and other diseases affecting the immune system. 


Event Parking:

  • Parking is available weekdays in several public pay parking decks within walking distance of the Museum.
  • An above-ground lot is located one block east of the Museum, with entrances on Jones and Edenton Streets.
  • The Green Square parking deck is at the corner of Edenton and McDowell Streets, behind the Nature Research Center (NRC). The entrance to the deck is on Edenton between Salisbury and McDowell Streets. Exit the deck on the north side and you will be at the back entrance to the NRC.
  • Limited metered parking is available along Jones and Edenton Streets. Parking is free and abundant on weekends.
  • For parking choices within walking distance of the Museum, see the Downtown Map. Note: Parking rates at all Downtown State Government Complex parking facilities are $2/hour.

Organizational Hosts:

NC Interfaith Power and Light is a program of the NC Council of Churches working with communities of all faiths to address the causes and consequences of climate change as a moral imperative.

Moms Clean Air Force NC is working to illuminate the threat that child populations face from air pollution, especially children of color from low income households. We are creating a community of North Carolinians who care deeply about protecting the health of our children and grandchildren.

Mothers & Others for Clean Air a program of the American Lung Association of the Southeast,  is a unique partnership of leading public health and child advocacy organizations working to advance public policy that will improve air quality and fight climate change in order to reduce the effects of air pollution on public health, especially children’s health. 

Sponsoring Organizations:

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air

Clean Air Carolina

Environmental Defense Fund

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April 7, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, 27603
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