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The Commons

For Nelson Institute Alumni and Friends

March/April 2017
Latest issue of In Common reimagines environmental studies
This issue of the Nelson Institute's alumni magazine In Common looks at environmental studies in the 21st century, diving into issues of justice, inclusion and diversity.

Other stories in the magazine explore challenges facing women in science, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, Nelson Institute professor Gregg Mitman's latest film on land rights in Liberia, and more.

Read the full issue of 
In Common.
Doctor who exposed Flint water crisis to speak on campus
The Nelson Institute is pleased to co-sponsor an upcoming free public lecture by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University - Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative program to research, monitor and mitigate the impact of lead in Flint's drinking water.

Hanna-Attisha was recently heralded for her study that exposed elevated lead blood levels in Flint children.

Join us on April 20 at 7 p.m. at Ebling Auditorium in the Microbial Sciences Building to learn more about her experience.  
Be part of the legacy: Earth Day 2020 Campaign
Earth Day will be 50 years old in 2020 – and so will the Nelson Institute!

As we anticipate and plan for these upcoming milestones, we invite you to become part of the legacy.

Your support of our annual Earth Day Conference allows us to continue to bring the UW’s cutting-edge environmental research to the public in an accessible way.

Please consider making a gift to the Earth Day Event Fund. Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated!

If you haven't had a chance to see it, please take a moment now to view our campaign video.
Register now for Earth Day 2017
Post-apocalyptic films and books are more popular than ever. Can our fixation on end-of-the-world scenarios help us understand today's environmental challenges and stimulate ideas to build a sustainable future?

Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse, April 18, features an exciting line-up of provocative authors and creative problem solvers. Join us to explore fresh ideas about climate change, conservation, economic growth, social justice and more. 
Register now!
Watch: Climate Health Meeting features Patz and Vice President Gore
Nelson Institute professor Dr. Jonathan Patz participated in a panel at the 2017 Climate & Health Meeting in February, aimed at sharing the latest science and solutions around climate-related health threats.

The meeting, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, featured experts from the American Public Health Association, Harvard Global Health Institute, University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment, CDC, and more.

A full recording is now available online
Climate change is indisputable, despite political controversy
Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing humanity. It is vitally important that we understand its causes and consequences in order to inform decision-making at state and national levels.

The Nelson Institute stands behind the world-class scientific research being done in its Center for Climatic Research as well as in other programs, departments, and labs across UW-Madison. This work is conducted under longstanding, rigorous standards of scientific research and experimentation and is peer-reviewed by leading scientists from around the world. Read more from a recent statement from Nelson Institute Director Paul Robbins.

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