A Community Guide to Environmental Health brings together proven methods for combating a myriad environmental problems that threaten people’s health. Created by Hesperian in collaboration with 120 communities from over 33 countries, the Guide is full of explanations, stories, and actions that individuals, families, and communities can take to address both the symptoms and root causes of today’s pressing environmental problems.
The book covers: Preventing and Reducing Harm from Toxic Pollution; Protecting Community Water and Watersheds; Restoring Land and Planting Trees; Food Security and Sustainable Farming; Solid Waste and Health Care Waste; Reducing Harm from Mining and Oil Development; and more.
Hesperian also publishes Where There is No Doctor, described by the World Health Organization as “the most widely used health manual in the world.”A Community Guide to Environmental Health promises to be just as important to global health.
A Community Guide to Environmental Health is free online at http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download_EHB.php
Order a copy on paper ($28) or CD at: www.hesperian.org or phone 510-845-4507 (toll free in the US: 888-729-1796).
Charlotte Brody, Director of Commonweal, states, "Hesperian's Community Guide to Environmental Heath is not your standard how-to manual. It is a comprehensive and practical handbook on how to create transformational planetary change, one guided discussion, one community health walk, one flytrap, one planted tree and one international campaign against a multinational corporation at a time."
Feliciano dos Santos, 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner and Director of ESTAMOS in Mozambique states, "Hesperian produces materials so creative and communicative, and of such quality and precision, that they allow us to respond to the many common problems of communities… The flexibility of these materials makes them useful in a wide variety of social and geographic contexts."