Toxic Tide: No Place to Hide
For Further Action
Citizen Action Planning Ideas:
- Work with appropriate local government bodies to establish a hazardous waste disposal procedure.
- Are the businesses in which you own stock environmental conscious? Director’s respond to shareholder’s concerns.
- Read the labels on your cleaning and gardening products. Don’t buy a chemical unless you know what the long-term effects of it are.
- Which of the many convenience products are you willing to do without to reduce/eliminate pollution?
- Research local working environments and give an award or some recognition.
- Write letters to local industries that have made improvements.
- Take an approach of concern to companies and institutions that need to do more for environmental problems.
- Approach legislators about a “sunsetting” ban of certain chemicals that are known to be carcinogens.
- Sponsor a local elementary or secondary school environmental contests.
- Establish an e-mail list across the border for ideas, information and support.
Environmental Conferences in the Region:
Everyday Carcinogens: Stopping Cancer Before It Starts
A Public Hearing & Workshop
March 26-27, 1999
Sponsored by Health Canada
Information from Rachel Gillooly
1-877-372-2435 toll free
6th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem
Sharing Knowledge, Linking Sciences: Transitions in the St. Lawrence River
April 26-28, 1999
Information from Christina Collard
St. Lawrence River Institute Institute of Environmental Sciences
111 Montreal Road, Suite 144
Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1E1
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