Center for Health, Environment & Justice  [Printer-friendly version]
December 6, 2005


[Rachel's introduction: Save the date! The First National
Conference on Precaution will convene in Baltimore June 9-11, 2006 --
to build a stronger movement to prevent harm, not merely
"manage" it. We'll see you there!]

National Conference on Precaution in Baltimore, MD June 9-11

Join with groups across America who are applying the precautionary
approach to environmental hazards by shifting the focus to "How can we
prevent harm?," instead of asking "What level of harm is acceptable?"

This national event will bring together people working on
conservation, disease prevention, environmental justice, environmental
health, green purchasing, precautionary business practices, toxic and
nuclear pollution prevention, worker safety and more to build a
stronger movement to protect our health and environment.

The conference will include sessions on:

** Model policies and successful campaigns from Europe and U.S.
national, state and local initiatives;

** Precautionary tools like safer alternatives assessments and full
cost-accounting on pollution's hidden costs;

** Crafting effective messaging, countering the critics and building a
broader movement for precaution;

** Collaborative opportunities, with sessions on Water, Land Use &
Ecosystems, Trade, Energy, and a Cross-Fertilization Session with
groups working on children's health, environmental justice, health
professionals, chemical, nuclear and pesticide reforms;

** Skills trainings on organizing, campaign strategies, media
outreach, partnering with tribes and more.

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) is co-organizing
this event with the Science & Environmental Health Network (SEHN),
Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) and more than 50 groups,

Breast Cancer Fund
Collaborative on Health & Environment (CHE)
Coming Clean Network
Clean Water Action (CWA)
Families Against Cancer & Toxics (FACT)
Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
Grassroots Recycling Network (GRRN)
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF)
Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS)
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
School of Nursing, Univ. of Md.
Sierra Club
and many state and local organizations.

** For more information or to get involved, please contact Anne Rabe,
CHEJ, at or 518-732-4538 or go to
for updates.