Archive for April 2015

Marilyn Baptiste, 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, Canada 22 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe

A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in.

She is the North America winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's largest award for grassroots environmental activists.

Nature is Calling 22 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe


Each spring, the David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians and people around the world to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days.

Nature is calling! Sign up for the 30×30 Nature Challenge today


Dear Future Generations: Sorry21 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe

Where did the oil go?21 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe

Five years into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, leading scientists tell NRDC science scribe Perrin Ireland what happened to BP's oil and what they know about its impact on the Gulf. Learn more:

Photographer & Editor: Adam Abel
Sound Mixing & Music: John Painter

Scientists, in order of appearance:
Michael J Blum, Tulane University
Christopher Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Thomas Ryerson, National Ocean and Atmospheric Institution
Elizabeth Kujawinski, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Samantha Joye, University of Georgia

World Health Day: April 7, 201507 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe

Join CNHE as we recognize World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the theme of food safety.

View Our World Health Day Guide

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually (WHO, 2015). Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers (ibid). New threats to food safety are constantly emerging, and increases in travel and trade enhance the likelihood that contamination can spread internationally (ibid). As our food supply becomes globalized, the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between all countries is becoming more evident (ibid). That is why the WHO is promoting efforts to improve food safety, from farm to plate (and everywhere in between) on World Health Day (ibid).

Watch the WHO’s Food Safety: The Global View video:

Download our CNHE Resource for World Health Day, created by our Communication Officer, Shelly Archibald by clicking here or on the image above.

Mining and Health: Digging for the Truth01 Apr, 2015 | Posted by: cnhe

Join Our April 24, 2015 Educational Event

CNHE members are invited to join us for our first 2015 Educational Event. This event will explore the health and environmental impacts of current and proposed mining expansions across Canada. Find out why nurses need to be aware of these potential threats and work together with other Canadians to deter this damage. Download a copy of the poster by clicking on the image to the right.

Register for the April 24, 2015 Educational event!

CNHE Members, please register for the free webinar at the following link:

Join the Event