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Humans need a lot of love right now. I’m running because I think this moment —right now— is the point at which more change is possible than at any other time I’ve been alive, and I believe that a focus on health will help us chart a course to safety. We’ve been disrupted. We’re scared.
Big day today — feels like a bit of a life turning point. Got up this morning and announced that I’m running to be the next leader of the Green Party of Canada.
UPSTREAM CONFERENCE “Dr. Courtney G. Howard of CAPE runs us through the distressing realities of climate change, and the amazing opportunities it gives us to improve our health, at Closing the Gap: Better health for all in Ottawa on April 8th, 2017.”
In the media : “Skies Are Clearer and Global Pollution Is Down Because of COVID-19 — But Can We Sustain It?”
“Climate change expert Dr. Courtney Howard and Nature Climate Change scientists say we can sustain the cleaner environment we’re seeing by going greener right now.
All the social distancing, working from home and Netflix binging we’ve been doing to stay healthy and keep COVID-19 from overloading our hospitals add up to make the world cleaner.”
LE DEVOIR “Dans les dernières semaines, nous avons souligné, célébré et reconnu le travail exceptionnel des travailleurs de la santé de première ligne.”
LA PRESSE “Dans les dernières semaines, nous avons souligné, célébré, et reconnu le travail exceptionnel des travailleurs de la santé de première ligne. D’un océan à l’autre, et à travers le monde, nous avons chanté, allumé nos lumières, frappé sur nos casseroles et dansé de la maison pour souligner les efforts et le courage de nos voisins et amis qui sont partis œuvrer dans nos centres de santé et qui ont maintenu nos services essentiels, jour comme nuit.”
In the media : “COVID-19 crisis is a tipping point. Will we invest in planetary health, or oil and gas?”
THE NATIONAL OBSERVER “When I first read about the possibility of a multibillion-dollar bailout of the oil and gas sector by the federal and Alberta governments, I was exhausted.”
In the media : “‘Eco-anxiety’ is a crushing weight for many young Canadians. And they say schools aren’t doing enough”
THE TORONTO STAR “During Yellowknife’s first Fridays For Future climate change march last fall, Dr. Courtney Howard spoke about her experience with a condition called eco-anxiety to “the most Yellowknifers I’ve seen in one spot.””
CTV NEWS “VANCOUVER — Canadian medical schools have not adequately addressed the urgent need for training related to planetary health and climate change, and members of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students say that must change.”