April and May's latest and greatest reads on environmental conservation, global health, and everything in between.
1. "Women could be a key to great ape conservation in the Congo" by Tina Deines at Mongabay
Suggested by Managing Director, Trina Jones, "So encouraging! More examples of win-win solutions for people and the planet: alternative livelihoods, women's empowerment, health care, protecting endangered species and habitats."
2. "This Earth Day, the Planet's Health is Your Health" by Sabrina Sholts and Daniel Lucey at Smithsonian Magazine
Suggested by International Partnerships Manager, Amy Krzyzek, "This article is inspiring because it shows we are part of a growing, worldwide movement of people and organizations that care about - and are taking action around - planetary health."
3. "Don't call it climate change" by Molly Simas at Ecotrust
A great recap of Paul Hawken's recent visit to Portland, and his new book Drawdown, which we are all very eager to read here at Health In Harmony!
4. "'The Most Important Endangered Species?' Humans." by Bryan W. Simpson at Global Health NOW
Suggested by Communications and Outreach Manager, Darya Minovi, "I was really happy to see that WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, highlighted the importance of protecting our environment and working across sectors in order to protect the health of people. The global health community must address the root causes of health risks if we are going to make any significant progress."
5. "Ten good news stories for Endangered Species Day" by Mongabay
Some encouraging news to help lift our spirits on Endangered Species Day (May 19).