This highly illustrated guide helps health promoters, development workers, environmental activists, and community leaders take charge of their environmental health. In small villages and large cities, A Community Guide to Environmental Health can provide the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to begin transforming the crisis in environmental health.
23 chapters cover topics including:
- preventing and reducing harm from toxic pollution
- forestry, restoring land, and planting trees
- protecting community water and watersheds
- food security and sustainable farming
- environmental health at home
- solid waste and health care waste
- how to reduce harm from mining, oil, and energy production
The Hesperian Foundation is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Simply written and heavily illustrated, Hesperian books are designed so that people with little formal education can understand, apply and share health information. Their books address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.