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“Bag Lady” Event Supports Breast Cancer Group

The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition (HBCAC) held its annual Bag Lady fundraiser on May 5th, 2011 on Long Island. Beautiful donated handbags were auctioned off to raise funds for the group’s ongoing work to help people with breast cancer and, more importantly, to raise awareness about prevention. It was a fun night that attracted …

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The Long Island Small Farm Summit Inspires

The Long Island Small Farm Summit, run by a coalition including NOFA, North Shore Land Alliance, and Slow Food Huntington was held at SUNY Old Westbury on Friday. The best part was its surprisingly great success with over 400 attendees! The keynote speaker was Joel Salatin, the self-described “environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer” of Food Inc. …

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BCERP – Breast Cancer & The Environment Research Program Nov. 16-18, 2010

A project of the National Institute of Environment al Health Sciences (NIEHS), BCERP held its annual conference in NYC this year (it rotates around the country). It brought together breast cancer advocates, students, scientists, and Judith Enck of the US EPA to discuss the latest research on such chemicals as PDBEs (Flame retardants), BPA (bisphenol …

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EPA Award!

I am honored to share the news that along with two colleagues, Karen Miller and Laura Weinberg, I won the EPA’s 2010 Environmental Quality Award, primarily for our work on the “LEAP” project with Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition and Mnt. Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center over the past 2 years. (See RIBBET.ORG for fun …

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