Registration Open for Breathing Fire On October 9th

October 3, 2023

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Registration Open for Breathing Fire On October 9th

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) NJ invites AIA NJ members to register for and attend a climate event on October 9, from noon to 5pm, at Montclair State University. This conference is hosted by Trust for Public Land and MSU’s PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies and Center for Cooperative Media
Thought leaders across sectors will gather to discuss how a warming planet impacts air quality and human health, and what we can do to improve outcomes.  Speakers will also explore the role of journalism in raising awareness about air quality and climate, and how News organizations can combat climate change misinformation and guide public discourse. The event will take place at the 7th floor Conference Center within University Hall at Montclair State University. TPL and MSU have assembled an esteemed group of panelists who are listed on the attached document.  We are also adding John Upton from Climate Central to the media panel.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Howard Frumkin, Senior Vice President & Director of the Land and People Lab at Trust for Public Land. Dr. Frumkin has extensive research in climate change, health equity and policy and is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.  He is a Hagler Fellow at Texas A&M University and previously held leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are convening renowned academics, New Jersey policymakers, and award-winning journalists to engage in lively panel discussions, share facts, inform the audience and inspire collaborative action to address climate change.  The two panels are:
  • Wildfires and Climate Change: Risk Factors and Impact on Public HealthModerated by Dr. Amy Tuininga, Director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies
  • Air Quality and the Media: Framing Public DiscourseModerated by Chris Daggett, Board Chair of the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium and former regional administrator for the U.S. EPA
Please Click Here to RSVP to by this October 5th in order to be included for lunch.

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