Wednesday, May 27, 6pm
With a respiratory pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s important to understand the links between air quality, health, and injustice. MetroWest Climate Solutions—an all-volunteer committee made up of members of First Parish in Wayland, First Parish in Lincoln, First Parish Church in Weston, the Congregational Church of Weston, and other individuals—is presenting a webinar on this topic as part of its ongoing series on tackling climate change. The webinar is sponsored by The Union of Concerned Scientists and Conservation Law Foundation.
Xiao Wu, a Harvard School of Public Health Ph.D. candidate in biostatistics, will describe research linking COVID-19 death rates with particulate air pollution. Paulina Muratore, a senior campaign organizer for Clean Transportation with the Union of Concerned Scientists, will describe how fine particulate matter from cars, trucks, and buses disproportionately impacts communities of color and the need to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. Staci Rubin, a senior attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation, will moderate the program. The speakers will share information about how to take action.