Climate Change and Your Health



PRESENTER: Alan Peterson, MD
WHERE: Society of Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse
110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster, PA 17603
WHEN: 12:00 noon on Sunday March 26, 2017

Dr. Peterson points out that over 97% of peer reviewed climatologists state that the climate is changing due to human activities at a rate that has never been seen on earth before. Climate change is the cause of a broad range of adverse health effects including, among others- chronic lung diseases, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.  He has tremendous concerns for his children and grandchildren, as well as those in the rest of the world.  Dr. Peterson will present the scientific data and those of others on what we can do to try to prevent climate change from ending life on earth as we have lived it and enjoyed it.

“Between 2011 and 2014, Greenland lost a trillion tons of ice.”

“The World Health Organization says climate change is the most significant medical issue of our century.”

Dr. Peterson is Emeritus Director of Environmental and Community Medicine of Lancaster General Health, having started in 1979.  He helped to educate each of the Family Medicine Residents who graduated from Lancaster General Health. Dr. Peterson has received numerous awards and recognition including the Henry Wentz Award in Medical Education and the American Lung Association 2013 National Volunteer Excellence Award.  He has spoken to the public on a wide range of health issues and has offered testimony to many public government groups including members of the Pennsylvania legislature and most recently the Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee in Harrisburg.

Nottingham Quarterly Meeting

Quarterly Meetings are regular gatherings (most four times thus the name “Quarter”) of members and attenders of local Meetings in a designated region. Some Quarters are more organized than others, having committees like local Meetings. Others gather simply for fellowship.

Nottingham Quarterly Meeting is currently comprised of Nottingham Friends Meeting and Little Britain Monthly Meeting. The Clerk of Nottingham Quarterly Meeting is Douglas Eaby.

Ninth Month 2016 September 4, 2016 The Brick Meeting House

Quarterly Meeting with a Concern for Business will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by a program concerning our relationships with the First Peoples. Meeting for worship will be held after the program and a pot luck picnic will be shared after worship.

A voice of steel and fragility, softened by nuance and humanity | Chester County Press

Jen Chapin will be performing at the Friends Folk Club in Oxford on April 9

Source: A voice of steel and fragility, softened by nuance and humanity | Chester County Press

Opening for Jen Chapin, will be The Sin City Band, and WVUD’s own Scott Birney. Scott Birney founded The Sin City Band and for the past 30 years has been making some of the finest music you’ll hear anywhere., and is the author of the classic song “Way Out in Chester County”.

This wonderful performance is on Saturday, April 9th. Doors open at 7:00pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse.
The Oxford Friends Meeting is a century old Quaker Meetinghouse with great acoustics, no bad seats, and that“spiritual vibe” only a historic space provides. For more information: Call (610) 869-8076. The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series. or email