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PLANET

We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

When Youth Lead
by Elise Miller, Jon Sharpe
Teens in a conservative agricultural town discover dangers that others had tried to ignore
From Silent Spring To Scientific Revolution
by John Peterson Myers
Endocrine disruption, effects of chemicals on health. "Our Stolen Future"
Mushroom Power Mushroom Power
by Paul Stamets
bioremediation using mushrooms, How fungi can cleanse water and toxic spills
High-tech Goes Green
by Ted Smith, Chad Raphael
Work-related cancers and toxic emissions have eroded the high-tech industry's clean reputation. New European Union rules banning heavy metals and requiring manufacturers to take back discarded computers could set a new global standard
Principles of Environmental Justice
Declaration from the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Health Hunger And Hunting
by Jim Minick
a story of a vegetarian who learned how to hunt on his land. He developed his own personal ecology, which included eating locally and responsible hunting.
When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And Childhood Cancers Drop
by Carolyn McConnell
A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
Restoring Nature, Restoring     Yourself Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself
by Francesca Lyman
A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?
Surviving the Great Dying
by Michael Lerner
As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all
Walking Our Talk: the Paper Project
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten's column, Walking Our Talk.
Kids And Chemicals
by Elizabeth Guillette
In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
Keeping the Balance
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
Discussion Guide :: Our Planet, Our Selves- environment and health
Questions like: Who in your own life has experienced serious illness? What has it been like for those close to that person? What obligation do we have to keep an environment clean for other people?
Yes! But How?
by Pamela O'Malley Chang, Beth Balderston
Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
From the Earth, Up From the Earth, Up
by Anthony Flaccavento
Appalachian Sustainable Development, ASD, sustainable forestry and wood products program, sustainable farms.
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