Joshua Perez-Cruet, a second-year medical student at WashU’s School of Medicine (WUSM), by drawing on his own research as well as input from his classmates and expertise from medical faculty, has been putting together an ambitious curriculum that directly addresses the intersection between climate change and medicine. By training a new generation of sustainability-oriented doctors, Josh hopes to do his part in shifting US healthcare toward a greener, healthier future.
"Basically, we are looking for people who would like to be involved in efforts to help save nature and who are attracted to the idea of working with the Saint Louis Zoo and its conservation partners.” - Jonathan Losos, professor of biology at Washington University and director of the Living Earth Collaborative
Fike speaks to the power of collaboration in the Slate article The U.S. Fight Against Climate Change Has to Start at Its Center: The Midwest. The article advocates strongly for the undertakings of the Midwest Climate Summit.
Congregations in St. Louis are working with local scientists to monitor the air quality in communities affected by industrial pollution. Earlier this year, the multifaith coalition launched a new online air quality monitoring tool, tracking pollutants in the city in partnership with scientists at The Nature Conservancy, the Jay Turner Group research lab at Washington University, and the university’s environmental studies program.