Human Health and the Planet

The health effects of climate change sound a clarion warning that we must attend to a rapidly deteriorating environment. Polluted cities, severe droughts and flooding, and devastating storms are portents of a world in which risks to the health of the planet and the health of families are closely linked. We urgently need visionary and strategic leaders who can identify and implement local, national, and global public policies, build boundary-busting collaborative partnerships, and advocate effectively for change. How do we tame unsustainable resource consumption, protect human health, and become better stewards of the only planet we can inhabit?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change... See more
Think beyond the beach with acclaimed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle and former NOAA Director Jane Lubchenco... See more
Kicking of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson and David G. Bradley are joined by a variety of speakers who... See more
We know little about the two thirds of our planet's surface that is covered in water. In fact, we know less about... See more
Imagine cows that are healthy to eat, great for land, and essential for clean water. Imagine an oil company selling us... See more
Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more

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