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July 25, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: The BE SAFE Campaign for Precaution has just
put some valuable new resources and publications on its web site.]

By Anne Rabe

The BE SAFE web site now offers several new resources stemming from
the First National Conference on the Precautionary Principle in
Baltimore in June, which brought together over 300 people and affirmed
that precaution is a powerful unifying force that is changing the way
policy is made in the U.S.

Here are links to obtain: Conference Proceedings, NEW Resource
Guide on Precaution, Platforms on Precaution, and a summary of
ideas for future precautionary organizing.

Go to for the following resources.

1. Conference Proceedings -- Learn from over 50 great speakers about
cutting-edge precautionary policies, programs, tactics and strategies!
View their power point presentations, speeches and educational
handouts, as well as summaries of strategy sessions.

2. Resource Guide on Precaution -- Download this valuable NEW guide
which includes websites, bibliography (by issue) of key articles,
reports and books on precaution plus media, organizing and fundraising

3. Platforms & Statements on Precaution -- Download this nice
summary which includes the 1998 Wingspread Statement, 2001 Icicle
Creek Statement on Ecosystems, Lowell Statement on Science &
Precaution, 2002 Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow Plan, 2003 BE SAFE
Platform and 2005 Louisville Charter for Safer Chemicals.

4. Pioneer of Precaution Awards -- View the list of wonderful
leaders and groups that received awards at the conference.

5. Precautionary Organizing -- Get a Summary of Ideas from the
conference's "Building a Precautionary World" sessions, on the
following subjects: 1) Build a Bigger Tent; 2) Create a Common Vision;
3) Organize Day of Actions, Regional Meetings & More; 4) Take
Political Action; and 5) Develop More Effective Communication &

Contact me if you are interested in working on any of these
initiatives at or 518-732-4538.

The conference was the 1st national conversation across issue
movements dedicated to precautionary action and it marks the beginning
of an expanded network with opportunities for collaboration and
information-sharing. If you have any questions or would like more
information, please let me know. I look forward to working with you to
build a precautionary world.

Anne Rabe, Coordinator BE SAFE Campaign for Precaution Center for
Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) 518-732-4538
1265 Maple Hill Rd., Castleton, NY 12033