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Biodiversity and Human Health

A road map to environmental disaster in Alaska

Eric Chivian's letter to the editor, The Washington Post, August 16, 2010.

How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity

A summary of our award-winning book, Sustaining Life.

Human Health and the Environment: Environmental Panel

Dr. Eric Chivian discusses how human health and the environment are intertwined.

Real-life lessons in Hollywood's "Contagion"

This star-clad thriller has an important message about health and biodiversity.

Highstead Foundation Presents Sustaining Life

Dr. Eric Chivian on just how important preserving the planet truly is.

Sustaining Life: How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity

The most comprehensive book available on health and biodiversity.

Climate, Energy and Health

Mining Coal, Mounting Costs: The life cycle consequences of coal

Coals impacts cost US public over one-half a trillion dollars annually.

Full Cost Accounting for the Life Cycle of Coal

Life cycle impacts of coal cost the US public a third to over one half a trillion dollars annually.

The True Cost of Coal

Press conference with Dr. Paul Epstein on the financial strain caused by different phases of the coal cycle.

Ground Level Ozone and Your Health

A short report on the health implications of rising temperatures and ozone pollution.

Climate Change and Children's Health

Through many pathways, climate change represents a major threat to child health.

A Brain For All Seasons

Paul Epstein reviews William Calvin's book.

Healthy and Sustainable Food

An Orchard and A Passion: A Visit with Eric Chivian '68

Dr.Eric Chivian on his passion for healthy, sustainable food.

National Geographic Seafood Decision Guide

See how your seafood choices affect your health and ocean health.

Fish Out Of Water: Five Ocean Species We Are Eating to Death (Good Lifestyle)

Marine species succumb to unsustainable fishing.

The Harvard Community Garden

The student-run garden on Harvard campus is an experiential learning site for sustainable urban gardening.

Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? (TED)

Seafood is a healthier protein, but overfishing is harming our oceans.

Mark Bittman: What's wrong with what we eat (TED)

Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat.

Healthy Oceans

Once Upon a Tide

Once Upon a Tide is a fictional narrative on the importance of ocean conservation.

Once Upon a Tide - Take Away Guide (English)

Lists the various things that the oceans provide humans, and includes useful links for students to discover how they can help save the oceans.

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Humans

Narrated by Meryl Streep, this short explains the link between oceans and our health.

Oceans Under Threat

Marine scientist Nancy Knowlton on ocean acidification and challenges facing human health (9 min).

Creation Care

Richard Cizik and Eric Chivian on Creation Care

A scientist and an evangelical minister join forces to protect the environment.

Creation Care: An introduction for busy pastors

Introduction to "Creation Care" with resources to become better stewards of the environment.

Religion, Science and the Weakening Quest to Save Creation

David Gushee reflects on science, religion and the future of Earth.

Corporate Sustainability and Health (SHINE)

Social Sustainability in Trade and Development Policy

A life cycle approach to understanding and managing social risk attributable to production and consumption in the European Union. 

Webinar: NetPositive Sustainability

Explores the value of handprints and how they work in the context of life cycle assessment.

Building NetPositive Enterprises

How can individuals, organizations, and private businesses harness the power of doing more good than harm?

Women and Health: A Cause for Optimism

Rebeca Grynspan explores the UNDP's Sustainable Development Goals after 2015 and how it effects women and health.

Nature, Health, & the Built Environment

Green Innovation in Asia's Sustainable Campus

Dr. John Spengler shares his thoughts on sustainable building features, occupant involvement, and innovations in Asia.

Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

The impact of climate change on indoor environments, affecting the health of those who live, work, study, or play in them.

Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning

The effects of green schools on student learning, teacher productivity, and student and teacher health.

UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals

How chemicals that surround us affect our health.

Moving Environmental Justice Indoors

The main drivers of indoor air quality in low income housing.

Environmental Conditions in Low-Income Urban Housing

Important findings related to the health of occupants in low income housing.

Executive Education in Core Business Integration of Sustainability

International Sustainable Tourism Initiative

Sustainable Technologies and Health