We seek a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations. Our current work involves bringing a scientific and public health perspective to the following issue areas:
• Promoting Peace and Nuclear Disarmament
• Protecting Our Climate
• Ending Nuclear Power
• Protecting Environmental Health
In all of our work, we value science and education as a basis to empower the community and the individuals' voice for change. We are working for a world where every child can grow up free of violence and environmental damage which affects their well-being. We recognize that diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are crucial to healthy individuals, vibrant communities, and thriving organizations. We value the energy and skills of all members of our community, and while we try to maximize the power of all our physicians, nurses and other health professionals, we are aware that everyone has a voice and ability to make our world a better one.
The 2018 question is:
"What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?"
Submissions must be essays, narratives, or poems of 600 words or fewer.
Oregon 11th and 12th grade students are eligible to apply.
1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500
Entries must be received by March 5th, 2018.
Get started with a few resources:
UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons: July 7, 2017
Status of World Nuclear Forces - Federation of American Scientists
A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons States - The Asia Society
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, especially their Nuclear Weapons Timeline
Nobel Prize information on Nuclear Weapons
Learn about Nuclear Weapons (Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons)
Union of Concerned Scientists- Nuclear Weapons
Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Ploughshares Fund
Reaching Critical Will (WILPF)
Download the scholarship flier and help us spread the word.
View the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship archives to read entries from previous years.