Total annual municipal solid waste generation in the U.S. has increased by 65% since 1980.
Fostering Environments to Sustain Our Children's Health
Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment and Director of the Children's Environmental Health Lab, delivers the 11th Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. The lecture begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Rackham Auditorium, and is followed by a public reception.
Marie Lynn Miranda became dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment, on January 1, 2012. Miranda was previously a faculty member in the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. She also was a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics within Duke Medicine.
The Detroit native has devoted much of her professional career to research directed at improving the health status of disadvantaged populations, particularly children. She is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education and outreach program that fosters environments where all children can prosper. She has held the director post since 1999. CEHI’s peer-reviewed work is cited widely, including in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s current integrated science assessment on revisions to the national ambient air quality standard for lead. CEHI also works closely with a wide range of organizations and non-profits in addressing children’s environmental health issues in the community. In 2008, CEHI won the EPA’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award.
This event was sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Public Health, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, School of Social Work, and Michigan Radio - Environment Report.
Streaming videos of the 11th Wege Lecture and Q&A session may be viewed at: http://lecb.physics.lsa.umich.edu/CWIS/SPT--BrowseResources.php?ParentId=675