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7th Annual Metro East Health Forum

 
Friday, October 20; 8:30 AM – 2 PM
 
Caseyville Community Center, Caseyville, IL

Connect the dots between food, health, and air quality. 

Join regional organizations for a FREE educational gathering focusing on how the food we eat impacts not only our health, but also regional air and environmental quality. Enjoy expert speakers on a variety of relevant topics, as well as a free lunch.

We are encouraging participants to bring an item to be donated to a local food bank. Please click here for a list of healthy donation options. 

The event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to view the event flyer or register at the following link.


Tentative Agenda

8:30-9:00 - Registration & Light Breakfast (fruit, pastries, coffee

9:00-10:00 - Welcome & County Health Rankings Overview;  Barb Hohlt, St. Clair County Health Department & Toni Corona, Madison County Health Department

10:00-10:05 - What’s the Problem?Kim Petzing, Madison County Planning & Development           

10:05-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:00 - Keynote: Influences of the Mississippi River of the Local and Global Food Supply ChainCollin Wellenkamp, Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative

11:00-11:15 - Reduction of Waste: Understanding Food Labels & the Good Samaritan ActSharon Valentine, St. Clair County Health Department

11:15-12:00 - Food Recovery & Reuse; The Status of Composting in IllinoisSara Ryan, St. Louis Composting and the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition

12:00-12:15 - Community Connector Awards

12:15-1:00 - Lunch (free, healthy lunch from Crushed Red provided) & Resource Tables

1:00-1:45 - Local Food Production, Access, and The Issue of PriceMelissa Vatterott, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

1:45-2:00 - Wrap-up/Evaluations



THE 2016 AIR & HEALTH FORUM WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

2016 AIR & HEALTH FORUM PRESENTATIONS
2015 AIR & HEALTH FORUM PRESENTATIONS

2014 AIR & HEALTH FORUM PRESENTATIONS

2013 AIR & HEALTH FORUM PRESENTATIONS


NEW - Resource Booklet - NEW

The Air Quality Committee put together this great resource booklet which includes phone numbers, web addresses, and apps for the Metro East!!  Check it out!! Clean Communities: A Metro East Green Guide


MEETINGS:

Next Air Quality Meeting is:

Date: October 5th, 2017

Time: 2:30pm  

Place: Metro East Parks and Recreation District
104 United Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234

 


 


LINKS

Helpful web sites and documents:

Air Now
http://www.airnow.gov/

American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America - St. Louis Chapter
http://aafastl.org

Enviroflash
http://enviroflash.info

EPA - Air Trends
>http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/

EPA - MyEnvironment
www.epa.gov/myenvironment

Illinois Department of Public Health - Asthma
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/chronic/asthma.htm

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Bureau of Air
http://www.epa.state.il.us/air/

In The Air
http://www.intheair.org

Madison County Planning and Development
http://www.co.madison.il.us/Planning/Planning.shtml

Madison County Transit
http://mct.org

NOAA's National Weather Service Air Quality Forecast Guidance
http://airquality.weather.gov/

Ridefinders
http://www.ridefinders.org

Radon
http://www.radon.illinois.gov/

St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
http://www.cleanair-stlouis.com/

University of Illinois Extension
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms/

ARTICLES / NEWSLETTERS 

Indoor AIRepair At Home

Air pollution and exercise article

Metro East Community Air Project 2013 Spring Newsletter

Metro East Community Air Project 2014 Spring Newsletter

ARCHIVE OF PROJECTS AND EVENTS

2013 Bookmark Contest 
2014 Bookmark Contest

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