Environmental Health Powerpoint - Spring 08

Environmental Health Powerpoint - Spring 08 -...

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    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Dan Gerber, ED.D., M.P.H. My Body/My Health
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EARTH RESOURCES ARE LTMITED!!! We  pro duc e  m o re  tha n 400,000 to ns  o f g a rb a g e , a t a  ra te   g re a te r the n a ny o the r na tio ns  o n e a rth.  Every Sunday more than 500,00 trees - Sunday paper.  (90% of these  newspapers are not recycled.)  We throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour.    Plastic bottles take two hundred years to disintegrate.
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Annual production of chemicals: 1 millions a year tons in 1930 7 million in 1950,  Half of billion in 1990.“ "Incidence of skin cancer has increased one  hundred percent in the 1980's."
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Vice-President/ Nobel Peace Prise Winner - Al Gore " O ne  o f the  c le a re s t s ig ns  tha t o ur re la tio ns hip to  the   g lo b a l e nviro nm e nta l is  in s e ve re  c ris is  is  the   flo o dtide  o f g a rb a g e  s pilling  o ut o f o ur c itie s  a nd  fa c to rie s .  Wha t s o m e  ha ve  c a lle d the   "throwaway society"  ha s  b e e n b a s e d o n the   assumptions that endless resources will allow us to produce an endless supply of goods and that bottomless receptacles (i.e. landfills and ocean dumping sites ) will a llo w us  to  dis po s e  o f a n  e ndle s s  s tre a m  o f wa s te .  But no w we  a re   b e g inning  to  dro wn in tha t s tre a m ."
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“A problem cannot be solved with the same type of thinking that created it .”  Albert Einstein If a problem cannot be solved with the type of thinking that created it,  the most fruitful way to resolve these dilemmas simply may be to  change the way we think.  (1) Crisis is rooted in the quality of level of our consciousness.  (2) Our failure to critically analyze the adequacy of the world view.   Answer: More critically thinking. (2)  Crisis is essentially a crisis of perception.  Answer: Systems  thinking – seeing the whole.
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Crisis is rooted in the quality of level of our  consciousness.  Mental Models -  Pre-conceived assumption about  life 
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Current Mental Models *  Nature is a machine To understand something we break it down into  pieces The world was made for us Materialism brings us happiness Growth is linear The earth is a dead rock that we happening to be  living on.
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