Public Education

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Our Children’s Earth Foundation has always been primarily an advocacy organization, staffed mostly by legal workers with expertise in enforcing environmental laws and advocating for necessary regulations and other actions by environmental agencies to protect our shared resources. However, our organizational mission includes an emphasis on public outreach and education, which we achieve through supporting films, planning and attending outreach events, forging strategic partnerships, and by creating and sharing resources with and from the “super citizens” that are leading environmental advocacy efforts in their communities. Now more than ever, concerned citizens and residents should communicate with officials in our legislatures and agencies, and urge them to take all possible steps toward protecting natural resources, public health, and the environment at large. Information is power, but far too often the legal and regulatory systems that we depend on for environmental protection are effectively closed off to the people they purportedly serve. 

It is especially critical for people in communities impacted most heavily by pollution to be informed about environmental issues and how they can effectively engage with the legal and governmental systems that are in charge of protecting their local resources, ecosystems, and health. Working class people and people of color are by far the most impacted by pollution demographically, and children and seniors are the most vulnerable to suffer serious health problems related to pollution.

See below for informational resources that may be helpful to people who are interested in learning more about environmental issues and advocacy, and/or people who are dealing with pollution and related problems.

Check out our social media pages for posts about upcoming educational events we plan to participate in, and please contact us with suggestions for additional resources to post here, to share your stories, and to JOIN US as a member of Our Children’s Earth.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act (2007) [PDF] New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc. and The Earth Day Coalition, Inc.: The Proof is in the Permit (2000) [PDF] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: AirNow National Air Quality Forecast [WEBSITE]

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act (2007) [PDF]

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc. and The Earth Day Coalition, Inc.: The Proof is in the Permit (2000) [PDF]

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: AirNow National Air Quality Forecast [WEBSITE]

 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Endangered Species Act Basics (2013) [PDF] World Wildlife Federation: Living Blue Planet Report (2015) [PDF] Earthjustice: Citizens’ Guide to the Endangered Species Act (2003) [PDF]

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Endangered Species Act Basics (2013) [PDF]

World Wildlife Federation: Living Blue Planet Report (2015) [PDF]

Earthjustice: Citizens’ Guide to the Endangered Species Act (2003) [PDF]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (2016) [PDF] [WEBSITE] Mom’s Clean Air Force: Ocean Acidification (Armed with the Facts Series) [PDF]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (2016) [PDF] [WEBSITE]

Mom’s Clean Air Force: Ocean Acidification (Armed with the Facts Series) [PDF]

 
Ohio Environmental Council: A Citizen’s Guide to Clean Water Act Enforcement [PDF] River Network: Clean Water Act Course (2012) [WEBSITE] United States Geological Survey WaterQualityWatch: Continuous Real-Time Water Quality of Surface Water in the United States [WEBSITE]

Ohio Environmental Council: A Citizen’s Guide to Clean Water Act Enforcement [PDF]

River Network: Clean Water Act Course (2012) [WEBSITE]

United States Geological Survey WaterQualityWatch: Continuous Real-Time Water Quality of Surface Water in the United States [WEBSITE]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Livestock’s Long Shadow (2006) [PDF] [WEBSITE] United States Department of Agriculture, Climate Science Primer [WEBSITE] Risky Business regional reports quantifying economic risks posed by a changing climate (2016) [WEBSITE] NASA’s Earth Minute Series [VIDEO PLAYLIST]

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Livestock’s Long Shadow (2006) [PDF] [WEBSITE]

United States Department of Agriculture, Climate Science Primer [WEBSITE]

Risky Business regional reports quantifying economic risks posed by a changing climate (2016) [WEBSITE]

NASA’s Earth Minute Series [VIDEO PLAYLIST]

Mom’s Clean Air Force: Climate Change and Children’s Health [WEBSITE] World Health Organization: Cost of a Polluted Environment to Children’s Health (2017) [WEBSITE] World Health Organization Infographic: Protecting Children from the Environment [PDF] World Health Organization: Don't pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children's health (2017) [PDF] World Health Organization: Inheriting a Sustainable World: Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment (2004) [PDF] Environmental Defense Fund: Asthma & Outdoor Air Pollution in the Latino Community [PDF]   

Mom’s Clean Air Force: Climate Change and Children’s Health [WEBSITE]

World Health Organization: Cost of a Polluted Environment to Children’s Health (2017) [WEBSITE]

World Health Organization Infographic: Protecting Children from the Environment [PDF]

World Health Organization: Don't pollute my future! The impact of the environment on children's health (2017) [PDF]

World Health Organization: Inheriting a Sustainable World: Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment (2004) [PDF]

Environmental Defense Fund: Asthma & Outdoor Air Pollution in the Latino Community [PDF]