Climate and Health

The Climate and Health Program studies how climate change impacts public health in Wisconsin, and we use that research to create strategies, tools, and trainings to help communities address health outcomes related to climate change.

Learn about the link between climate change and health, and the work we do:

Celebrate Earth Day by making a healthy planet for healthy people

Trees forming the words Earth Day 2021, with earth in the zero

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, here are a few socially distant ways you and your family can safely mark the day and help RESTORE THE EARTH:

  1. Take our Earth Day history and climate literacy quiz.

  2. Join the Wisconsin Earth Day Virtual Scavenger Hunt to support climate action and environmental justice initiatives across the state.

  3. Participate in Earth Day Network's Three Days of Climate Action or find other climate action ideas for the whole family.

  4. Get outdoors! Take a hike or clean up your local park.

  5. Learn more about health impacts from climate change and things you can do to protect your family's health.


State Climate Change Report Available

The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change published a set of climate action recommendations in a 120-page report that outlines strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and health impacts related to climate change in Wisconsin, while growing the state's economy.

If you have a question or didn't find what you're looking for, email or call us at 608-267-3242.

Last Revised: April 19, 2021