1999 COMMENTARY ARCHIVE


"First they ignore you; Then they laugh at you; Then they fight you;
Then you win.

-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Use these articles and their resources in your efforts to reconnect to the natural world, to heal the separation that has been created by hundreds of years of an overdependence upon technology and a lack of appreciation of the web of life. Woven into these writings are many tools for you to use including ecofeminism, ecopsychology, deep ecology, spritual ecology and more.

We must begin this journey now. We have no other choice.

(c) 2002 Jackie Alan Giuliano. Permission is given to use these works in classroom learning situtations. For any other use, contact the author.

NOTE: Some of the websites in the commentary Resource links may no longer exist, but most can still be found with the help of the Internet Archive. If you are unable to find a site, go to http://www.archive.org and enter the link address. The Archive keeps a copy of most files from the entire Internet from the last 4 or 5 years.

NOTE: The Environment News Service is in the process of migrating its files to another server. As a result, some of the commentaries below may not be available for a time. If that occurs, type the title of the article you are looking for into a search engine and you will likely find it posted at another site. Email me if you are having trouble finding anything.

  • December 22, 1999 - On the Millenial Winter Solstice, Bless This Irradiated Meal
    We are in the midst of the last Winter Solstice of the millennium, a time when the weather turns cool and the urge strikes us all to bundle up and retreat to warm places and comforting foods. Yet so many of us feel so out of touch during this joyous time of year.
  • December 6, 1999 - Two Strokes - You're Out!

  • Jet skiis, leaf blowers and their inefficient two-stroke engines are responsible for 1.1 billion pounds of hydrocarbon emissions per year and countless impacts on human and ecosystem health.
  • November 15, 1999 - Toxic Play: Overuse of Pesticides Puts Children at Risk
    Children of today are alive during a time of unprecedented potential exposure to toxic substances.
  • October 25, 1999 - The Power of Place in the Urban Experience
    Each year, poorly planned development projects are destroying over 110,000 acres of wetlands and one million acres of productive farmland and open space. Our mental and physical health is being affected by the push to pave.
  • October 11, 1999 - Y6B - It's Really Coming
    On October 12, 1999, an event never before experienced in all of human history will take place: the population of planet Earth will reach six billion people.
  • September 27, 1999 - Under Our Feet Lies Danger

  • Pipes beneath our cities carry hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil, gasoline, jet fuel, natural gas and other dangerous chemicals for thousands of miles. Many of these pipelines were built in the 1920s and many are leaking and others are corroded.
  • September 13, 1999 - Earth's Rich Harvest Worth a Celebration
    For at least the last 12,000 years, people all over the world have celebrated the passage of time, the journey of the Earth around the Sun, in ways that have connected their lives to the life of our planet. How might our lives be changed and our environmental problems be helped if we took more time to recognize the seasons and the wisdom they bring?
  • August 30, 1999 - With This Ring I Thee - Radiate?
    Recently, new evidence has surfaced that suggests that gold from dismantled nuclear warheads, some of it highly radioactive, has made its way into the jewelry industry over the last 50 years. This contaiminated jewelery could give the wearer twice as much radiation in one hour as most people get in a year.

July 26, 1999 - Polluting the Final Frontier
July 17, 1999 - What is the True Cost of Living?
July 10, 1999 - Delisted Species: Recovered or Imperiled?

the 100th Healing Our World article:
June 28, 1999 - Children, Cancer and Powerlines: Closed Case or Coverup?
June 21, 1999 - Y6B: It's Really Coming

May 31, 1999 - Food to be Afraid Of
May 23, 1999 - Vegetarians Beware: Big Business is Headed Your Way
May 16, 1999 - How the West Was Lost
May 9, 1999 - Greed is Killing Us
May 2, 1999 - Resource Extraction and the Genocide of the Navajo People

April 25, 1999 - Disconnected, At A High Price
April 19, 1999 - Earth Day 1999: If Not Now, When?
April 5, 1999 - Fluoride: Poison in the Water?

March 28, 1999 - Food Even a Dog Shouldn't Eat - Killing Our Pets with Every Meal
March 14, 1999 - Something is Very Fishy - and Wasteful
March 7, 1999 - So Now What Do We Do?

February 28, 1999 - Should You Need A Pass to Visit Nature?
February 21, 1999 - It's the Things We Don't See That Hurt Us
February 14, 1999 - Sea Otters on the Move or Dying?
February 7, 1999 - Scars That May Never Heal

January 29, 1999 - What are the right questions?
January 22, 1999 - Got Milk? I Hope Not!
January 10, 1999 - Fossil Fuels = Barrels of Blood
January 1, 1999 - You Are Not Alone

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