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VIDEOS & WEBINARS

Fixing the EPA's Broken Pesticides Program
59:39
People and Pollinators Action Network

Fixing the EPA's Broken Pesticides Program

PEER and other organizations, like PPAN, have expressed serious concerns about the failure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect people and the environment from the dangers of pesticides. This webinar will provide insider perspectives on the ongoing failures of the EPA to “protect scientists from political interference and ensure they can think, research, and speak freely to provide valuable information and insights to the American people.” This webinar will also highlight why now is the time to push for immediate changes in the EPA's pesticide programs and why we must also seek protections at the state and local levels because federal protections are not adequate. Presenter Bio Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, PEER Tim has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. His interest is in the intersection of science, policy, and the civil service. He believes in protecting employees who raise concerns about their workplace and in exposing undue influence on government for private gain. Previously, Tim was a senior attorney at the EPA and was head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with nonprofit organizations focusing on clean energy issues. Most recently, he was executive director of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, a health advocacy group working to address climate change, toxics pollution, and nuclear disarmament issues. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.
Permaculture for Pollinators, People & Planet
53:14
People and Pollinators Action Network

Permaculture for Pollinators, People & Planet

Permaculture is a design science that uses nature as a model for creating resilient human systems. Join this introductory class to learn how to apply permaculture design to support pollinators, people, and the planet—in suburbia and beyond. We will use the twelve principles of permaculture to dive into techniques like rainwater harvesting, building healthy soil, forest gardening, animal management, and more, all in the context of supporting our local ecology. Presenters: Amy Scanes-Wolfe is a teacher with Boulder Permaculture. After studying cultural anthropology at Middlebury College, Amy transitioned to organic farming for five years. She then served on the board of Ecovillage Charlottesville, worked at Harlequins Gardens Sustainable Nursery, worked and volunteered with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and founded and ran an ecological landscaping company for two years. Currently, Amy is the Community Outreach and Research Coordinator for Drylands Agroecology Research and runs a permaculture homestead in Niwot. Rachae Scala is an up-cycling 3D artist, locavore chef, social permaculturalist, homesteader, and mountain athlete. Growing up in the high desert of Reno, NV, water sanctity, food security, and art as an empowerment modality were at the forefront of her community and family values. She cultivates her lifelong mission of fostering a deeper connection to nature and all of its creatures through food, expression, and true nourishment. Rachael sees permaculture as a highly creative and practical way of looking at the world. Drawing from a diverse collective of knowledge, it is a framework for humanity to coexist harmoniously and restore our role as stewards of nature.

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