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.