ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACTION
ACTION NOW: There are a number of organizations that you can join right now and become a supporting member or an active leader. Each has a different culture and way of functioning. That means there is a place for anyone to find a way to engage.
A partial list:
- American Psychiatric Association
- Climate Change and Mental Health Caucus. Influence the APA to have a leading voice on climate change and mental health by joining the caucus
- Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster Active APA committee focused on Disaster Psychiatry. Meetings open to membership during APA conferences.
- Climate Psychiatry Alliance (CPA) Grassroots affiliation of psychiatric professionals to educate public and the profession and collectively act to reduce mental health risks of climate disruption
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
- Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health Consortium of medical societies to ensure that the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions are presented to the public and policymakers.
Membership of the major Medical Societies representing nearly half of the physicians in the USA and individual physicians as Advocate forClimate and Health
- Health Care Without Harm Organization that works to transform the healthcare worldwide to reduce environmental footprint and develop sustainable practices in health delivery systems and provide leadership in worldwide environmental health and justice.
- US Climate and Health Alliance National network of health and public health practitioners addressing threats of climate change on health.
excellent link to resources: http://usclimateandhealthalliance.org/resources/
- Climate for Health Mission“Empowering Health Leaders to Act on Climate Change”
- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Working to create a healthy, just and peaceful world with advocacy on issues that threaten communities with particular focus on prevention of nuclear war and proliferation, eliminating nuclear power, reversing the trajectory toward climate change and protecting public from environmental toxins. www.psr.org
My Green Doctor: Free practice management tool to help doctors “green” their offices and adopt environmentally sustainable practices while saving money.
Non-Health Related Political Organizations For those who have an interest in grassroots political activism, these groups are working on root cases of climate change, moving away from dependency on fossil fuels and shifting to renewable energy economy.
- Citizens’ Climate Lobby Creating the political will for a sustainable world through legislative lobbying for national carbon tax and 100% revenue return to American families. https://citizensclimatelobby.org/
- 350.org Global grassroots political movement with goal of opposing fossil fuels, building a low carbon economy, and moving to 100% clean energy. Projects in local communities with emphasis on environmental justice.
- Sierra Club Emerging from the founding conservationist, John Muir, Sierra Club has become one of the largest and most active grassroots environmental organizations. They have developed explicit political strategies to oppose fossil fuels and environmental degradation with strong commitment to environmental justice. Chapters work on local community issues.