Dr Sandra Steingraber
Dr Sandra Steingraber

Hailed by the Sierra Club as "the new Rachel Carson," Sandra Steingraber, will be speaking at the Big Picture Thursday evening May 7, at 7pm. Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber is an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. An enthusiastic and sought-after public speaker, Steingraber has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment throughout the United States and Canada and has been invited to lecture at many universities, medical schools, and teaching hospitals — including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. She is recognized for her ability to serve as a two-way translator between scientists and activists.

The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of cancer is from environmental causes. Linking the manmade chemicals that we have spread across this Earth to significant health effects, including infertility, hormonally triggered cancers, and neurological disorders in childhood, Steingraber has an amazing ability to reduce scientific findings of great intricacy to elegant terms and stories. She will not only inform us but also lay the groundwork to inspire activism. According to Steingraber, "We can't just wait until we know everything about each carcinogen and each kind of cancer before we keep people out of harm's way and divorce certain chemicals that we suspect are bad actors from our economy. We need to take those steps first, and then do the science second."

Join us for this long-awaited presentation, brought through a generous grant from Ceres Trust and collaboration between the Green Mountain Global Forum and the Mad River Valley Health Center.

Venue: Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield, VT, 7pm start. The event is free. Discussion will follow the presentation.