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June 18, 2018 (La Mesa) -- The Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement at The San Diego Foundation is hosting Clearing the Air: Addressing the Health Impacts of Air Quality in San Diego, to increase dialogue about the effects of poor air quality on the region’s children, families and local economy. The event will be held on June 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa.

Although progress has been made, the event will address what still needs to be done at the community and policy levels to improve air quality throughout the region, according to a press release from the San Diego Foundation.

The event will feature speeches and a panel discussion from local leaders and experts, as well as breakout conversations about what more can be done by San Diego’s public officials and organizations to improve regional air quality.

Speakers will include:

  • Hanna Green, Director of Policy, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Atul Malhotra, MD, Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UC San Diego Health
  • Nicola Hedge, Director of Climate & Environment Programs, The San Diego Foundation

The event is open to the public; however, space is limited. RSVP at

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