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Vote Kids: Climate Change and the 2020 Election
There is an urgent need to advance climate solutions to protect children, one of our most precious and vulnerable populations, from the harmful impacts of climate change. Parents, pediatricians, and youth alike are leading the charge on climate action for health. With the election coming up next week, tune in to engage with leaders on the front line for our future.

With the election coming up next week, tune in to engage with leaders on the front lines for our future during this episode of Let's Talk Climate on October 29 from 2 - 3 pm EDT.

Guest Speakers will include:
Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health
Sophia Kianni, Founder and Executive Director, Climate Cardinals
Diana Fernandez, Youth Leader, National Children's Campaign

This episode will be moderated by Rebecca Rehr, Director of Climate for Health at ecoAmerica.

Oct 29, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP
Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health
Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, is Medical Director of Community Integration at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental sustainability and pediatric public health. She serves as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, on the board of Healthcare Without Harm (as co-chair) and is a founding advisory council member of the Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action.
Sophia Kianni
Founder and Executive Director, Climate Cardinals
Sophia Kianni is an 18 year old climate and environmental activist, specializing in media and strategy. Her passion for environmental advocacy began after she witnessed the devastating effect pollution was having on her parents’ home country, Iran. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international nonprofit with over 6,000 volunteers in 40+ countries working to translate climate information into more than 100 languages. She represents the United States as the youngest member on the inaugural United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She is also the host of the New Fashion Initiative Podcast, interviewing everyone from sustainability leaders at Lush Cosmetics and Mara Hoffman to politicians like Tom Steyer. Sophia’s activism has been featured in news outlets including Forbes, CNN, The Guardian, CNBC, and even on the front page of The Washington Post.
Diana Fernandez
Youth Leader, National Children's Campaign
Diana Fernandez was born and raised in Miami, FL as a daughter of Cuban immigrants. For as long as she can remember, Diana has been fighting for her community and racial justice issues. When she was in middle school, she came to the realization that one of the biggest issues affecting her community was the environment. Since then, Diana has been dedicated to tackling environmental justice issues, and more specifically, the disproportionate effects of climate change in Miami. Diana is a part of the National Children's Campaign, an organization fighting for the rights of America's 74 million children. She prepares and leads panels, supervises internal operations, and works on the #Vote4OurFuture campaign, a joint effort by Zero Hour and the National Children’s Campaign to mobilize young people to vote in 2020 and to push for the issues that matter most to young people. Diana is an advocate for environmental justice and plans to become a lawyer.