Integrating Population, Health, Environment

May 19, 2007 • Daily Email Recap

By Kelly Rand

I am well aware of the stigma that comes with being an environmentalist these days. The constant gloomy drumbeat, with no room for hope or a vision for a better tomorrow, has made us this generation’s Chicken Little. However, instead of the sky falling, we talk of water scarcity, widespread poverty, hunger, species extinction, and global warming. It is all too easy to get bogged down with the dire statistics and stay there.

Rather than propagate the Chicken Little stereotype, I am going to offer you a glimpse of hope, a vision of a better tomorrow and in a world where people and nature live in balance and people are healthy, living in a healthy environment, a vision that starts with better health care and economic opportunities for women and children.

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