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Health Sciences join Earth Week 2022

The University of Utah’s Eccles Health Sciences Library, School of Medicine, and College of Nursing are joining the Office of Sustainability to celebrate initiatives to integrate social equity, economic prosperity, and ecological integrity during Earth Week Activities.

During Earth Week, April 18 – 22, we invite visitors of the Eccles Health Sciences Library to come and explore our seed library with an accompanying book display on topics related to health, sustainablility, and growing food. The Sustainability in Medicine Interest Group will be displaying an interactive Earth Day exhibit highlighting the impacts of climate change on health, featuring art created with recycled medical waste.

On Thursday, April 21st at 3:30pm, we’ll hear from art therapist and author, Nataunya Kay, for a talk titled ‘Why Saving the Earth is Good for Your Mental Health.’ Tune in on Zoom (link below) for a talk on the psychological issues that prevent many people from engaging in climate change issues. This event will be part of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute’s HEART series (Huntsman Education and Resources Talks) & the Eccles Health Sciences Library’s Climate Changes Health & Health Equity series. Contact Alison Mortensen-Hayes for more information Alison.MortensenHayes@utah.edu

Zoom information for ‘Why Saving the Earth is Good for Your Mental Health’ talk by Nataunya Kay:
https://utah-health.zoom.us/j/96059949003?pwd=d3VpbXRPbUV4ekk1VVV5ajM3Uzk1Zz09
Meeting ID: 960 5994 9003
Passcode: 774910

On Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the College of Nursing hosts a “block party” with chalk art, free seedling plant giveaways, and more!