The First National Conference on Precaution [Printer-friendly version] March 21, 2006 BIG NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRECAUTION SET FOR JUNE 9-11 Location: University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland [Rachel's introduction: The First National Conference on Precaution -- sponsored by more than 60 groups -- is set for June 9-11 in Baltimore. Here is the conference brochure, including links to a registration form and a scholarship application form.] The first National Conference on Precaution will be held June 9-11 in Baltimore at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. It's going to be big. Space is limited, so it's a good idea to register now using the Conference Registration Form or the Scholarship Application Form. And please download a good-looking PDF version of this brochure, which you can send to your colleagues and coalition partners. Come to the conference to ** Join with groups to share successful precautionary strategies, tools, policies and programs. ** Build the movement for precautionary action to prevent harm from environmental hazards. The conference features over 35 workshops on ** More than 50 model local, state and national policies and programs from Europe, Canada and the U.S. ** Effective precautionary tools, such as alternatives assessments to find safer substitutes, health investigations, full-cost accounting of pollution's "hidden costs" and getting out of the "risk assessment box;" ** Collaborative strategies to build a broader movement for precaution among diverse groups; and ** Trainings on community organizing, fundraising, campaign strategies, advocacy, media outreach, messaging and running for political office. This national event will bring together groups working on conservation, disease prevention, environmental justice, green purchasing, health, pesticides, toxic and nuclear pollution prevention, worker safety and health and more to build a stronger movement to protect our health and environment. Registration Space is limited. Register soon. The conference will take place at the University of Maryland's School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham Hotel at discount rates. Conference and hotel registration must be received by Friday, May 5th. Limited partial scholarships are available. Scholarship applications must be received by Friday, April 14, 2006. You can register on-line at www.besafenet.com or with the Registration Form or Scholarship Application. For additional registration information, please contact the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) at 703-237-2249 X 11, or email@example.com Conference Packet: Participants will receive Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy, a valuable new book edited by Nancy Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger of the Science & Environmental Health Network (SEHN); Precautionary Resources 2006, Talking Points on Precaution and key statements on precaution, including the Wingspread Statement, BE SAFE Platform and the Louisville Charter. Sponsors: Conference coordinated and sponsored by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, and also sponsored by Science & Environmental Health Network and Environmental Research Foundation. Cosponsored by Alaska Community Action on Toxics Alliance_at_IBM/CWA Local 1701 Alliance for Democracy Breast Cancer Action Campus Greens Center for Environmental Health Chemical Weapons Working Group Children's Health Environmental Coalition Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger Citizens Leading for Environmental Action & Responsibility Clean Water Action Clean Water for North Carolina Collaborative on Health and the Environment Commonweal/The Jenifer Altman Foundation Department of the Planet Earth Depleted Uranium Weapons Network Ecological Health Organization Ecology Center of Berkeley Endometriosis Association Environmental Community Action Environmental Health Strategy Center Environmental Health Watch Families Against Cancer & Toxics Farmworker Justice Fund Global Resource Action Center for the Environment GrassRoots Recycling Network Greenpeace Group Against Smog & Pollution Hackensack Riverkeeper Health Care Without Harm Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition Indigenous Environmental Network Institute for Children's Environmental Health Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy Lawrence Environmental Action Group Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation Maryland PIRG Maryland United for Peace & Justice Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Montana CHEER Natural Resources Defense Council New Mexico Environment & Health Coalition Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Nuclear Information & Resource Service North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Project Oregon Center for Environmental Health Pennsylvania Environmental Network Pesticide Action Network North America Physicians for Social Responsibility (Bay Area Chapter) Preventing Harm Minnesota, Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Coalition Sierra Club Tamarind Foundation Toxics Action Center Tri-Valley CAREs United Neighbors Concerned About GE & Dewey Loeffel Landfill Unplug Salem Campaign U.S. PIRG Education Fund Wasatch Clean Air Coalition World Wildlife Fund Supporters: Many thanks to Beldon Fund, Panta Rhea Foundation, Marisla Foundation, John Merck Fund, Mitchell Kapor Foundation, CS Fund and FACT for their critical support of the conference and their work to promote precaution.