December 4, 2017
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Building a Strategic Plan and Legislative Agenda  

Keep a look out for our draft strategic plan and legislative priorities, which we will send out for review in mid-December. Your input is important to us. At left, Chesapeake PSR volunteers attended   a legislative briefing on Saturday at the Piedmont     Environmental Council's offices in Warrenton to learn more about the environmental community's legislative priorities. The event was organized by the Virginia Conservation Network and covered legislative priorities related to waterways, clean energy and greening communities.

Join Us This Tuesday in Norfolk



Join us this Tuesday, December 5, in Norfolk for a discussion, Climate, Health and Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads Muge Akpinar-Elci, MD, MPH, and Michelle Covi, PhD, will discuss the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on coastal Virginia's health, economy and  environment. The Hampton Roads area is one of the most vulnerable areas in the United States to sea level rise. With ice caps melting more rapidly than previously predicted, come join us for this important discussion.


Would you like to learn more about what has been discussed at our past events? Visit our resources page here to read the presenters' powerpoints.


Welcome Our New Board Members.     

Dr. Yousef Zarbalian

Chesapeake PSR welcomes Dr. Yousef Zarbalian to our Board of Directors. Dr. Zarbalian is a rheumatologist practicing in Northern Virginia. He has been active with Chesapeake PSR since he was a student at the University of Maryland. Dr. Zarbalian speaks frequently on how energy choices affect human health. He is seen here speaking to a group in Northern Virginia on how personal choices can collectively reduce carbon emissions.

Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni

Chesapeake PSR also welcomes Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni to our Board of Directors. Dr. Surapaneni, who also has an MPH, practices in Baltimore City. She is an advocate for stricter controls on air pollution and speaks frequently on climate and health issues. She is seen here speaking on the need for climate action at a recent Chesapeake PSR event at the Maryland State Medical Society on the health effects of electricity produced from fossil fuels. 



Please donate to help us build our Virginia work

We have made a powerful start on our Virginia work, and we continue to build Chesapeake PSR's Virginia initiatives and health professional outreach. We depend on and are grateful for donations from our members. Donate today and help us expand our advocacy in Virginia.




Chesapeake PSR is a strong health voice on issues of environment, social justice and peace in Virginia and Maryland. Our volunteer activists are medical and health professionals and interested individuals. Please volunteer with Chesapeake PSR, donate, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.





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