The First National Conference on Precaution, 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.
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.
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
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
Group Against Smog & Pollution
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 United for Peace & Justice
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
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
Toxics Action Center
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.