123 - Jennifer Morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, on the Inextricable Link Between Environmental & Human Health

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Jennifer Morris is Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization working with partners around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Jennifer leads nearly 4,000 global staff who are dedicated to creating a world where people and nature thrive together.

Better than anyone, Jennifer understands that the health of each individual and each family is inextricably linked to the health of the environment. Earth Day was just last week, and I want to challenge our listeners to think about conservation as not only a good thing to do for the natural world, but as something that is vital to our health and long-term well-being.

The pandemic we’ve all been living through is just one example of how nature affects us all. How we choose to interact with nature can dramatically shape our nation’s and our world’s trajectory.

Below are some resources to learn more about the topics Jennifer discusses in the podcast: • Investing in Nature for a Resilient Future By Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer | April 23, 2021 https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/jennifer-morris-investing-in-nature-resilient-future/ • Flush it and Forget it? Three Things to Know About Sewage Pollution By Stephanie Wear, Senior Scientist and Strategy Advisor | March 12, 2021 https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/flush-and-forget-three-things-about-sewage-pollution/ • Nature: Our Best Prescription for a Healthy World | April 06, 2021https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/nature-prescription-healthy-world/ • The Global Food System Is Ripe for Change By Jennifer Morris, CEO, The Nature Conservancy, United States | October 28, 2020https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/grow-positive-regenerative-global-food-system/ • A Silver Lining Amid Northwest India’s Thick Smog | November 27, 2019https://www.tncindia.in/what-we-do/stories-in-india/silver-lining-northwest-india-smog/

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