Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest


  1. Chapter 2: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Ordinance


    Sec. 200. Findings. Sec. 201. Goals. Sec. 202. Definitions. Sec. 203. Commission and Department of the Environment Duties. Sec. 204. Applicability. Sec. 205. Duties of City Departments. Sec. 206. Waivers. Sec. 207. Trade Secrets. Sec. 208. Enforcement. Sec. 209. Preemption. Sec. 210. Severability. SEC. 200. FINDINGS. A. Under this Chapter, the City and County of…Read More →

  2. New Approaches To Safeguarding The Earth: An environmental version of the Hippocratic oath


    By Jared Blumenfeld From the San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum – August 4, 2003 A bold environmental code becomes law in San Francisco today, one whose overarching framework is called the Precautionary Principle. Through it, San Francisco is taking a significant step away from the Bush administration’s anti-environmental policies. The Precautionary Principle sets out to…Read More →



    A Service of the Science and Environmental Health Network and the Environmental Research Foundation  The Precaution Academy is an intensive weekend of training to prepare you to apply precautionary thinking to a wide range of issues in your community and workplaces such as public health, poverty, injustice, education, housing, urban sprawl, and toxic chemicals. Sessions…Read More →