Active Transportation Counseling
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jane Rosten
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn to gradually expand your non-auto transportation without aiming for perfection. In this 1-hour session, in-person, or in two 30 minute phone calls, talk with an experienced health behavior counselor to set goals and overcome barriers that stand between your good intentions and a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Even trying once a month can be a good start. In addition to environmental and economic benefits, active transportation provides great health advantages such as increased exercise and stress reduction.

For Stanford employees, there will be support for accessing Commute Club opportunities, if desired. For questions, call Jane Rosten, LCSW, at 498-4744.

Instructor: Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP's Environmental Behavior Change Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $100 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: atc-04

Climate Change: What You Can Do
Thu 02/21-03/07 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Instructor: Steve Attinger, Jane Rosten
Location: Health Research & Policy, Redwood Building (HRP), T138B (150 Governor's Lane)
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Climate disruption, one of the foremost challenges of our time, has many implications for both our personal health and the health of our planet.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary cause, has increased to levels never observed before. With US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, many more are asking what they can do to have an impact on climate change. Fortunately, we can take action with a variety of approaches to safeguard the planet, lower our carbon footprints, and in the process save money, increase community, and improve health.

This 3 session class is designed to turn good environmental intentions into action. The course takes much guesswork out of which actions have greatest impact, providing a roadmap for where to spend precious time. Participants will be introduced to skills such as how to do "green" transportation at their own pace, save energy at home, recycle better, green finances, make dietary changes, impact policy, and more. Instructors will combine their expertise from over two decades of professional work on the issue, with behavioral science and group support, to help participants make a difference.

PLEASE NOTE: This class is also approved for the new Cardinal Green financial incentive. Details at http://sustainable.stanford.edu/my-cardinal-green

Instructors: Steve Attinger, MBA, CGBP, is the Environmental Sustainability Manager for the City of Mountain View, and Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, is the Environmental Behavior Change Program Manager for the Stanford Health Improvment Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $150 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 2   (Min: 0, Max: 30)
Class Code: locarb-01

Safe and Confident Winter Biking
Thu 02/07 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Instructor: John Ciccarelli, Jane Rosten
Location: Health Research & Policy, Redwood Building (HRP), Rm 138B (150 Governor's Lane)
BeWell Berry

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling in colder weather, with shorter daylight hours, and/or when rain is predicted. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round.

We'll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who would like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn from two knowledgeable instructors.

Instructors: John Ciccarelli is a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (LCI).

Jane Rosten, LCSW, is the Environmental Behavior Change Manager for the Health Improvement Program.

Category: Healthy Living : Environmental Health
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $60 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 5   (Min: 0, Max: 20)
Class Code: bike-03

FREE WEBINAR: Dozens of Dirty Dozens: Reducing Hidden Toxins in Your Everyday Life
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Barbara Erny, MD
Location: At your computer/device
Not BeWell berry eligible

In our everyday life we are exposed to a countless variety of environmental toxins. How can we minimize our exposure and the damage they can do to our bodies? In this noon-hour lecture with Dr. Barbara Erny, learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure. You will learn the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticide residue, what fish are safest to eat, and be given tips on finding alternative personal products, household cleaners, and the safest plastics. Dr. Erny will discuss the current regulation on product ingredients and what more should be done.

Instructor: Barbara C. Erny, Stanford MD. Dr. Erny is an ophthalmologist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for over 20 years, and gives talks on environmental health for Physicians for Social Responsibility.