PANNA: Resource Pointer #285 (Local Action)


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Resource Pointer #285
Local Action

July 24, 2002

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The Bug Stops Here, 2002* Steve Tvedten. Guide to practical, non-toxic pest control for common household pests. Lists treatments, controls, products, and preventions for ants, bats, birds, cockroaches, dust mites, earwigs, flies, mosquitoes, rodents, termites, lawn weeds, and more. 86 pages. Download free at Contact Safe2Use, 2454 Mesquite Ln., Corona, CA 92882; phone (909) 372-9850; fax (909) 372-9801; email; Web site

*The Better World Handbook: From Good Intentions to Everyday Actions, 2001* Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler, Brett Johnson and Brian Klocke. Outlines everyday actions that contribute to global economic fairness, social justice, comprehensive peace, simple living, revitalized community, ecological sustainability and deep democracy. Chapters cover grocery shopping, banking, gardening, eating, local transportation, travel destinations, home utility and energy use, work and volunteer commitments and personal and community well-being. Includes shopping guide, resources on socially responsible investing and alternate news and action resources. 290 pages. US$19.95. Contact The Better World Network, P.O. Box 7457, Boulder, CO 80306-7457; email; Web site

*The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World, 2001* John Robbins. Suggests eating choices that extend life, increase vitality, challenge food industry norms and promote a socially just and sustainable world. Discusses popular diets, healthy eating habits, food-borne carcinogens and pathogens, milk, humane animal farming, global hunger management, and genetically engineered foods. 450 pages. US$17.95. Contact Conari Press, 2550 Ninth Street, Suite 101, Berkeley, CA 94710; phone (800) 685-9595; fax: (510) 649-7190; email; Web site

*The Safe Hometowns Guide: How to do a Community Reassessment of Chemical Site Safety and Security after September 11, 2001, 2002* Stanford Lewis. Addresses the need for increased security and safety of sites where chemicals are stored, used or produced. Provides recommendations for concerned citizens, local emergency responders, health officials, and businesses. Outlines how to identify local hazard sites, develop backup safety and security measures, identify those who can advance and enforce hazard reduction. 81 pages. Free. Download from Safe Hometowns Initiative, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036; email; Web site

*Bringing the Food Economy Home: Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness, 2002* Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield and Steven Gorelick. Argues that a shift towards local food consumption would: protect agricultural diversity, farmer income, rural communities and local economy; provide consumers with less costly, healthier fresher food; reduce greenhouse gas emissions, toxic agrochemical inputs, and storage, transportation and energy costs. Chapters include local and global food production systems and food marketing, production, health, economy and security. 150 pages. US$18.95. Contact Kumarian Press, 1294 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone (800) 298-2664; fax (860) 243-2867; email; Web site

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