MEDIA ADVISORY: Ship It Zero Coalition & Medical Professionals to Host Webinar on Impacts of Shipping Pollution

Monday July 11, 2022

Online Event Will Coincide with Letter from Dozens of Health Care Experts Delivered to Minneapolis-Based Target Corporation

WHAT:  

 

The Ship It Zero coalition will be hosting an informational webinar featuring medical and climate experts, impacted community members, and organizers who will share their insights on the public health impacts of port pollution from ocean shipping. Executives from the Target Corporation have also been invited to attend to hear directly from those most impacted. The webinar coincides with delivery of a letter from dozens of medical professionals to Target, calling on the company to take action on their shipping pollution. 

 

WHO:

 

  • William Kuehl, Chair of the Board of Social Justice and Outreach at First Congregational Church of Christ of Long Beach

 

  • Dr. Ryan Kennedy, Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

  • Chris Chavez, Deputy Policy Director at Coalition for Clean Air and West Long Beach resident

 

  • Dr. Heather Price, Faculty, North Seattle College/Climate Justice Faculty Institute

 

  • Dr. Mark Vossler, President,  Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EDT

 

WHERE: To register to attend, please click on the link below.

https://stand-earth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HV66EAEIRX6WmVvaO72h4w

 

About Ship It Zero

The Ship It Zero campaign, led by environmental advocacy organizations Stand.earth and Pacific Environment, is calling on some of the nation’s largest maritime importers — including Target, Amazon, IKEA, and Walmart — to transition to 100% zero-emissions cargo shipping vessels by 2030. This goal will ensure the shipping industry does its fair share in helping to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius, the target scientists say is needed to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Learn more at shipitzero.org.

 

 

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PRESS CONTACTS: 

 

Sohini Baliga, Stand.earth, sohini@stand.earth, 415.532.3808

Gwen Dobbs, Pacific Environment, gdobbs@pacificenvironment.org, 202-329-9295