Utah Global Health Conference, Environmental Health Earth Day & Redistricting Committee 

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It’s time for a checkup—a complete physical of the health of the planet, its people and communities and democracy all around you. If any of the above don’t receive a clean bill of health, it could be a bad diagnosis for us all. This week, check out the Utah Global Health Conference and learn about volunteer health-service projects. Swing by the Salt Lake Valley Health Department’s Earth Day celebration for green workshops. Later in the week, don’t miss the Legislature’s first Redistricting Committee to watch how voting districts will be shaped for future elections.

Utah Global Health Conference
Friday, April 22

The health of the world is brought in for closer examination at the University of Utah’s third annual Global Health Conference. Come check out this conference and hear presentations from representatives of Utah Refugee Services, the Himalayan Cataract Project, Doctors Without Borders and more if you have a desire to help heal the world.
Health Sciences Education Building, 26 S. 2000 East, University of Utah, 801-587-3315, April 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., GlobalHealth.Utah.edu

Environmental Health Earth Day
Friday, April 22

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department is holding an Earth Day extravaganza with workshops to inform all would-be green thumbs who want to learn more about tree planting, urban farming, healthy auto emissions and more. The free community event includes remarks by Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon.
Salt Lake Valley Environmental Health Facility, 788 E. Woodoak Lane, 801-468-2923, April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., SLVHealth.org

Redistricting Committee
Monday, April 25

If you’re worried that the legislative committee designated with redrawing voting district maps for the next 10 years might color outside ethical lines, then show up and take part in the process. This committee meeting will introduce the Legislature’s redistricting principles, offer a demonstration of redistricting software to be used and include a public-comment period. Take action and don’t let your vote get brushed off the map.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, House Building 30, April 25, 9 a.m., Le.Utah.gov

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