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9th Annual NC BREATHE Conference

October 2, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 5 PM
JB Duke Hotel in Durham

It Takes a Village — Advancing Environmental Health and Human Well-Being

Join NC BREATHE 2024! North Carolina’s premier conference on climate change and health returns to connect science to practice. Explore the connection between air quality, climate change, and health equity through conversations with community leaders, health professionals, and policymakers. Learn how communities are finding innovative solutions and advocating for clean air and healthy environments for all. This conference is your chance to connect, gain knowledge, and make a real difference.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify examples of successful community organizing and advocacy to address environmental injustices and improve community health.
  2. Describe specific environmental factors impacting human health and well-being, including mental health, and propose solutions.
  3. Explore opportunities to engage community and industry sector partners to improve health equity through education, advocacy, policy, and health initiatives.
  4. Identify opportunities for systems-level changes that promote improved environmental and human health with thought leaders and peers. 

Registration

* Price includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Early bird ends August 31, 2024.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Renew, Refresh, Recharge: Revolutionizing Tomorrow’s Sustainability Landscape
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Harold Mitchell, Jr.

Founder of The ReGenesis Institute

Harold Mitchell Jr., a Spartanburg, SC native, is an esteemed change agent with a compelling story of advocacy and transformation. He is known for his unwavering commitment to fighting environmental injustice, championing affordable housing, and driving impactful legislative change.

Conference Agenda

7:30 AMRegistration & Breakfast

8:30 AMWelcome, Opening Remarks, & Land Acknowledgement

8:45 AMKeynote: Harold Mitchell Jr.

Renew, Refresh, Recharge: Revolutionizing Tomorrow’s Sustainability Landscape

9:30 AMBREAK

9:45 AMPANEL: Connecting the Dots: How Eco-Factors Impact Human Health & Well-Being

10:45 AMBREAK

11:00 AMPresentation: An NC Perspective: The Story of the Clean Smokestacks Act

11:45 AMNetworking Lunch

12:45 PMPANEL: Yes, And...Going Beyond Eco-Anxiety to Understand Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health

1:45 PMBreak

2:00 PMPanel: Creating Meaningful Change Through Collaboration

3:00 PMBREAK

3:10 PMCOLLABORATIVE LEARNING

3:50 PMREFLECTIONS & CLOSING REMARKS

4:00 PMNETWORKING & HAPPY HOUR

5:00 PM Adjourn