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Look before you leap. Better safe than sorry. These simple mottos express the heart of the precautionary principle, which acts as a lens for scientific choices, an insurance policy against our own ignorance. Carolyn Raffensperger and Sharyle Patton share stories that put flesh and bone on this golden rule.
Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), a national consortium of environmental groups dedicated to the use of science to protect the environment and public health, has a background in environmental activism including 9 years as a Field Representative for the Sierra Club. Widely known for her work on the precautionary principle, she recently co-edited Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle and serves on several nonprofit boards of directors.
Quote: "Our life depends on empathy because we're connected with all creation..." Carolyn Raffensperger
Sharyle Patton is the Co-Director of the Commonweal Health and Environment Program and Northern Co-Chair of the International Persistent Organic Pollutants Network. She was previously Director of the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, active as an NGO representative at many UN environmental summits and the Cairo and Beijing women's conferences, and is also a videographer who for twenty years has produced a large body of work, including the PBS NOVA documentary, "The Man Behind the Bomb."
Bioneers Series III includes the following programs:
The Bioneers series consists of three sets of 13 programs each:Bioneers Series I The Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature Bioneers Series II "Improving Environment By Changing The WorldBioneers Series III
Inspired by the philosophies of the Deep Ecology movement, the Bioneers are heroic examples of people living as if nature mattered. Join us as we look deeply into the magic and mystery of the convergence between leading-edge science and ancient wisdom for a Declaration of Interdependence for the new millennium. Though these programs were produced in the 1990s the contents of this series are timelessly relevant.
HOST: Michael Toms INTERVIEW DATE: 2002 PROGRAM NUMBER: BN301
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