Women for a Healthy Environment is a group of women united by a passion for learning more about the environmental topics raised at the Women’s Health & the Environment conferences, a free event sponsored by Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowments and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. This conference features nationally renowned environmental scientists, writers and activists who share the newest science examining the possible links between the environment and our health.
Following the 2007 Women’s Health and the Environment conference, a number of women were asked to volunteer their expertise to determine how to best educate and involve women – and the men who love them – about issues related to women’s health and the environment. Women across western Pennsylvania who had a common goal of making our region as strong and healthy as it can be joined this network, which is now called Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE).
Women for a Healthy Environment educates and empowers women to act as ambassadors about environmental risks so that they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families and advocate for change for a better tomorrow for all.