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Terra Verde – July 1, 2005

Immigrant women as environmental leaders in housecleaning. Terra Verde is in conversation with Ana Martinez, of Natural Home Cleaning Professionals, Hilary Abell, of Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security, and Jill Shenker with the San Francisco Day Labor Program Women’s Collective of La Raza Centro Legal.


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Terra Verde – June 24, 2005

This October San Francisco city’s publicly owned golf course, Harding Park, will host the world’s biggest gold tournament, the World Golf Championship hosted by the Professional Golfers Association. Environmentalists believe that the sport is very destructive to local water supplies because of the vast amount of water and pesticides needed to maintain the courses. Chris … Continued


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Terra Verde – June 10, 2005

McLibel In a legal case that won international media attention, McDonald’s sued two British environmental activists for libel in 1990. Helen Steel and Dave Morris had distributed a flyer that criticized McDonald’s, including the company’s environmental practices. Unable to afford an attorney, Steel and Morris defended themselves in court. McLibel, a film documenting the case, … Continued


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Terra Verde – June 3, 2005

Released earlier this year, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is one of the most important reports on the state of the world’s ecosystems. Terre Verde will discuss the results of this four-year study with Dr. Walter Reid, the Assessment’s Executive Director, and Professor Jane Lubchenco, who participated in the report.


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Terra Verde – May 27, 2005

June 1st is the official World Environment Day of the United Nations. Richard Register of Eco-City Builders will speak about Green Cities, the official theme of Earth Day 2005. Also joining is will be Vivian Chang of Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Michael Gelobter of Redefining Progress who will talk about other Earth Day events … Continued


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Terra Verde – May 13, 2005

Jeff Conant, author of A Community Guide to Environmental Health, a forthcoming book from the Hesperian Foundation, publishers of Where There Is No Doctor, will talk about his new book – a manual to help people assess their health problems as they relate to the environment and aid them in coming up with short- and … Continued