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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Spangler Auditorium, HBS, Batten Way, Boston

CANCELED: A Screening of "Dark Waters": The Business and Societal Impacts of Drinking Water Contamination

HBS' Student Sustainability Associates and the Harvard Office for Sustainability are co-hosting the event: “A Screening of ‘Dark Waters’: The Business and Societal Impacts of Drinking Water Contamination”. The event aims to make the Harvard community aware of the impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our drinking water and how organizations can move away from the use of PFAS as a part of their operations. 

The first hour will include a panel discussion featuring Dr. Joseph Allen from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heather Henriksen from Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, and Jason Jewherst from Bruner/Cott Architects. After the panel, we will be screening the movie Dark Waters to highlight ways in which industry may be impacted and why they should be proactive in removing PFAS from their operations.

The panel will highlight the following:

·         The latest science on the health & environmental impacts of PFAS;

·         Examples of what different organizations are doing to remove PFAS from their operations and why they have made this switch;

·         Recommendations for what leaders could do to make a meaningful impact in the reduction of PFAS in our waterways;

·         Other chemicals that are contaminating our drinking water; and

·         What you can do to make proactive changes in your personal life.

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Center for the Environment

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Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
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