“Laid to Waste,” environmental justice film, Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m.

“Laid to Waste,” film about environmental justice sponsored by the West Chester Food Co-op, Don’t Spray Me!, and the Sustainability Committee of SEPA Sierra Club, in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Trinity, 212 S. High St., West Chester PA. The film concerns pollution and environmental poisoning in nearby Chester, PA.

Food served by the West Chester Food Co-op before the film, and discussion follows the film. Mark your calendar now!

More info: mhudgings@gmail.com.

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Environmental film series: “The Wisdom to Survive,” Dec. 7

West Chester University Environmental Sustainability Film Series #4: “The Wisdom to Survive” Thu Dec 7, 7 p.m.

Business and Public Management Center 101, 50 Sharpless St., West Chester University. Parking across Sharpless St. in the parking garage.

Sponsored by Sierra Club of Chester County, Don’t Spray Me!, WCU Sustainability Program and Geography & Planning Club, and Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP), in memory of Graham Hudgings.

Doors open at 6:00. Bring kids to visit with Santa Claus in the display area! Refreshments from the West Chester Food Co-op and community displays will be available in the lobby.

Tours of the new LEED Certified Business Center will start at 6:30 p.m.

Formal program begins at 7:00 with featured speaker Elizabeth Moro, a broker of real estate who is active in land preservation in Chester County as well as in protecting our waterways through various fundraising events. As founding members of Neighbors for Crebilly, she and her husband Vince are working with local grassroots organizations to preserve this important part of the Brandywine Battlefield from development. Currently running for the PA 7th U.S. Congressional seat, Elizabeth is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Political Science, Public Policy, and Women’s Studies and has been politically involved for many years.

Film at about 7:20. Lasts 56 minutes.

Discussion moderated by WCU Prof. Joan Welch will follow the film.

Contact Information: Margaret Hudgings mhudgings@gmail.com

RSVP if you can at https://www.sierraclub.org/pennsylvania/southeastern#container/ (click on the event in the activities list most of the way down the screen). Or just come. All welcome.

More on the film at www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wts.html, including trailer.

“THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

A Pesticide and the E.P.A.

Letter, New York Times, 11/1/17

Re “Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains,” by Nicholas Kristof (column, Oct. 29):

Pediatricians are alarmed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to allow the continued use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide. Mr. Kristof explains in compelling detail the special interests that influenced the E.P.A.’s decision and why it should concern us all.

Extensive epidemiologic studies associate pesticide exposure with adverse birth and developmental outcomes, including preterm birth, low birth weight, congenital abnormalities, pediatric cancers, neurobehavioral and cognitive deficits, and asthma. The evidence is especially strong linking certain pesticide exposure with pediatric cancers and permanent neurological damage.

The agency’s own calculations suggest that babies, children and pregnant women all eat much more chlorpyrifos than is safe. In fact, the E.P.A. has estimated that “typical” exposures for babies are probably five times greater than its proposed “safe” intake, and 11 to 15 times higher for toddlers and older children.

This chemical is unambiguously dangerous and should be banned from use. We urge the E.P.A. to reverse its decision and protect child health.

FERNANDO STEIN, HOUSTON

The writer is president of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ANIMUS in Philly… in East Bradford

DSM supporter Jim Redeker of East Bradford has let us know about a presentation and discussion of his novel, ANIMUS in Philly, to be held at the Radley Run Country Club on November 8.

You may wish to come promptly at 6p to be prepared for the presentation that will begin at 6:30. The book can be purchased on Amazon, Kindle and at the event. You do not have to have read the book to enjoy the presentation.Location:

Date: Wed., Nov 8th Registration: 6pm
Discussion: 6:30-7:30
Buffet: 7:30
Price: $16++
Call for Reservations by Nov. 6th
610-793-1660
The Public is Welcome
Radley Run CC 1100 Country Club Rd. West Chester, Pa 19382

Download pdf here: Animus in Philly nov 8

ANIMUS in Philly
By James R. Redeker

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