Monthly Archives: February 2007

Alaska Moravian Church supplies

To make this easier to find, I thought I’d post the information in a separate post.
correct as of 2006
Annual Moravian Church Supplies

Sunday School Commentary (Higley’s)
try first, Far North Christian Bookstore, 1-800-492-0438, ask for Leah

Higley Publishing Corp.
PO Box 5398
Jacksonville, FL 32247-5398
fax 904-396-5087

Daily Texts
Interprovincial Board of Communications
PO Box 1245
Bethlehem, PA 18016-1245
Elzbieta Macdonald, E-mail pubs AT mcnp DOT org
1-800-732-0591, ext. 38
fax 610-866-9223

Wall calendars
318 E 7th Street
Auburn IN 46706
ask for Ms Chris Smith, E-mail casmith AT norwood DOT com
1-800-799-1940 ext 4344, fax 1-800-747-0716

Candles (these traditional beeswax candles are home made, by church elders, on a volunteer basis; not a business)
Moravian Women Candlemakers
PO Box 126
Gnadenhutten, OH 44629
OR contact the Pennsylvania Moravian Book Shop, Inc. 1-888-661-2888

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National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

from BHIC

The National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist American Indian and Alaska Native women in achieving and maintaining optimal health and cultural well-being for themselves, their families, and their communities. [posted on National Minority AIDS Council Lifeline] [deadline] March 21, 2007 marks the first annual National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is an opportunity to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

Native AIDS day

SWMP EPA grants

dejá vu Open dumps were supposed to be closed in 1993 and the deadline was extended 5 years. I think it’s time to find out why they are allowed to still exist. Of course, just 20 awards per year doesn’t help.

Tribal Solid Waste Management

This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for the Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project. This project assists tribes to close or cleanup open dumps, develop alternative disposal options, and establish integrated solid waste management programs. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
1) Characterization/assessment of open dumps, and 2) The development and implementation of alternative solid waste management activities/facilities. $2 million expected to be available up to 20 awards anticipated.

Responses due deadline 3/22/07

For more info, contact Tonya Hawkins at (703) 308-8278 or go to:

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50 reasons not to change

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It’s amazing just how many languages (and dichos) would fit this. I first ran across this in New Mexico in 1991 very apropos at that time RE: women in the highway and environment departments. The specific source is in deep storage (still) but I’m hoping the creator will recognize it and let me know.

In Alaska I’ve heard, “you’re too thoughtful” and “you can’t expect them to understand…”

View the comments for other suggestions or to add your own. Also, the comments contain trackbacks to interesting sites.

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Public involvement how-to readings

I don’t use the term “stakeholders” because of my experience with the US Department of Energy. Too often when an institution or agency speaks about “stakeholders” they mean they hold the stake while the community gets stucked.

I am after community or public collaboration through public involvement (or community-involvement. [The latest term is CPBR Community-based Participatory Research or CBR].

I put this list together at the other site, | Getting Results from Your Experts |. It is a listing of references I recommend to communities and other professionals concerned with public involvement. This isn’t a comprehensive (nor especially up to date) listing of references but includes books and websites I have found to be especially useful for myself and others. Books are listed first, then websites. The Internet sites also have training available. The FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) course is very good.

Public involvement, as a public governance process, has evolved within the highway and risk (environmental health) contexts especially as a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). However, much of the fundamental research developed within applied anthropology, usually within a health, appropriate technology, or nutrition context. “Expert systems” and now “accessibility” re: WWW sites, are other areas to look to for additional information.

I’ve put asterisks next to names in the risk communication field who will have other articles and books. The titles in BOLD are especially useful to communities.

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