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EnviRN News – November 15, 2017 – Recycle CPP Brains Bonn Coffee Donate Tree

November 15, 2017


Since every day is a day for something, who knew that today is America Recycles Day. For some info go to Recycle. I know we are supposed to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It is time for me to recycle the ask for donations to the ANHE. Let’s ask you to Increase, Insure, and Improve. Go to Donate. A little bonus – if one is old enough to remember, my state Oregon had the first bottle bill in the United States in 1971. Yes those who are watching closely know that the state to the north, British Colulmbia, had the first bottle bill in North America.


Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is going to provide a briefing on the Clean Power Plan – the state of the CPP and how to get involved. It will be on November 20th, 11:30 Pacific Time. Go to Gina and CPP to register. State specific fact sheets about the CPP are available at State CPP. A good map of the CPP across the states is at CPP Map. Important to remember we are all connected – I imagine if Wyoming stopped emitting, i.e. related to coal, the lights would go out in my state Oregon.

Brains and UOG

I knew if I simply listed UOG in the webinar list below I would be buried in questons – what is UOG? (Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas chemicals). To read about the effects on infant and child brains go to UOG Read. What looks like a very good webinar will happen November 30th – go to UOG Webinar.

We’ll always have Bonn

Somehow Rick saying “We’ll always have Paris” sounds better. Like most of the readers of this newsletter we have been following the news out of Bonn. A good piece at Bonn and for those who need a shot of pessimism a couple of graphs at Graph.

Coffee, Tea, or Me

The world drank 1.7 trillion cups of tea last year and 984 billion cups of coffee. Which of course leads me to wonder how green is my drink. Nothing is easy – go to Coffee or Tea. Ok, this is written in England. I cannot imagine putting milk in my tea. Nonetheless it is impressive how these things sneak up on us. One pint of milk is by Berner-Lee’s accounting 723g of CO2e. In his book he notes “A single latte every day would be nearly 1 percent of a 10-ton lifestyle.” Of course it is the methane from all those cows – about 25% of all the cattle in the U.S. are dairy. I will no longer get a latte on my meatless Monday.


ANHE is your nursing organization that works for you on environmental issues. Keep it going, go to Donate.


Since you have read all the way to the end, and if you have donated (honor system in place please) for something cool go to Tree of Life. Remember you only get to go to that link if you have donated to ANHE!


APHN annual conference – April 29 – May 2, 2018
Clean Med – May 7-9, 2018
ACHNE annual conference – June 7-9, 2018

Webinars and Courses

Course – Case Studies in Environmental Medicine – Case Studies
Course – Chemicals of Concern – Six Classes
Webinar – EPA Schools – Archived
Webinar – EPA Rules and Children – Archived
Webinar – Mental Health and Climate – Archived

ANHE Website

Go to ANHE.

ANHE has a number of workgroups. Education, Practice, Research, Policy, and Climate. If you are interested in one of them, go to the pull down menu ‘Work Groups’ at the ANHE site.

Be Well!

Tom Engle
Newsletter Ed.