Renewable Energy and Health
Jessica LeClair, Public Health Nurse and Clinical Instructor at the UW-Madison School of Nursing, joined us in the studio to talk about why she works at the nexus of health and environment, her experience going solar with Madisunsolar.com, and her passion for promoting health equity.
If you want to go solar on your home, business or non-profit, the City of Madison’s MadiSUN program has rebates, resources, and information to make it easy and affordable. Listen to Jessica’s experience on this episode and check out a quick video here to see how it works.
The City has additional rebates and grants to help businesses, nonprofits and affordable housing providers go solar.
Our community recognizes that access to clean energy and the impacts of fossil fuel energy generation have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable among us. Jessica relates how her work with local families dealing with the long-term effects of the 2008 floods influenced her career focus on health equity. Check out the resources below to see how you can learn more about efforts to address disparate impacts of climate change on our community.
Health Equity Resources
- Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments – Global Nurses Climate Change Committee
- Health Impacts of Energy Choices
- Healthcare without Harm
- Wisconsin Environmental Health Network