PLEASE NOTE: After 9.10.2015, the video “Moldy” may not be available free of charge. Until then, viewing it through Mercola’s website is the only free venue we know about. LaVerne
This Hidden Illness Is Sweeping the Nation, but Most Doctors Are Clueless
Millions are suffering from mysterious illnesses for which they’re receiving virtually no help from physicians, who are finding it virtually impossible to arrive at a correct diagnosis. Instead, they could send you to a psychologist’s couch for all the wrong reasons…
Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illness
• Featured documentary discusses the nature of mold toxicity, why it’s so dangerous, and what it takes to recover your health
• About 25 percent of Americans are genetically predisposed to experiencing severe illness from toxic mold exposure
• Since the 1970s, industry has inadvertently created “super-molds” through the widespread use of synthetic chemical fungicides, such as Benomyl
By Dr. Mercola
“Probably every doctor in the United States is treating mold illness — they just don’t realize it.”
Mold illness may be the most prominent health problem physicians are missing today — a “hidden” pandemic that’s sweeping the nation.
Millions are suffering from mysterious illnesses for which they’ve received essentially no help from physicians. Some are referred to psychologists after being told their illness is “imagined,” while others are accused of fabrication.
Because mold toxins are so unique and their effects are so broad, symptoms of mold toxicity are complex and varied, making it difficult for physicians to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Unable to identify the cause of their illness, sick people become much sicker over time. Marriages are devastated, livelihoods are lost, and many reach such levels of despair that they end up committing suicide.
The featured documentary, “Moldy,” explores the subject of mold toxicity through the stories of people who’ve battled this illness and won, as well as interviews with a number of top experts in the field.
The film sheds light on the symptoms of mold toxicity, why it’s so dangerous, and most importantly, how you can recover your health.
Read the full PDF: Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illness
When: Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: St. Stephen’s Pecore Hall
Location: 1805 W. Alabama, Houston, TX
Cost: free and open to the public
The meeting opens at 7:00 PM, and the program starts at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome. “The Houston Height’s Integral Urban Homestead” is private residence that demonstrates that healthy homes and homeplaces can be created as healthy oasis to provide 100% of our home water and energy needs, some or most our food organically, and where allergies, among other health issues can dissipate. Instead of the usual cradle to grave environmental nightmare that the homebuilding industry creates, we should and can be creating healthful, durable, extraordinarily energy efficient dwellings & homeplaces that delight & nurture life, finances & security, and which bring beauty and joy while being a place, especially in stressful urban environments, to recuperate.
Bottom line: Those who strive for sustainable and resilient lifestyles should use their home as the one place where they can capture and use renewable energy and water resources and by doing so, also have a homeplace that is designed and built for beauty, durability and the efficient use of resources while also being a place for improving their health, community, and the environment.
Meeting is in Pecore Hall, which faces the parking lot at Sul Ross & Woodhead. (entrance & parking at Sul Ross & Woodhead) Before 7:00 PM, left turns are not allowed at Woodhead. If you are going west on W. Alabama, turn right at Dunlavy, then left to Marshall, then left to Woodhead. For more information, please go to: meetup.com/Houston-Sierra-Club-Outings
When: February 3, 2015
Time: 11am– pm
Where: Season’s 52
Location: 4410 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027
Food, networking, fundraising, and updates about Houston’s air quality. The featured speaker this year is Dr. Robert Bullard. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmentaljustice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University, and is the author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. For more information, and to register, please go to: ezregister.com.
When: January 30-31, 2015
Where: the Sheraton Galleria
Location: 2400 West Loop South, Houston TX 77027
Cost: no registration fee
Healthy Living includes having healthy air to breathe! And the air in the Houston area is notorious for emissions from the many refineries in our region! The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is an EPA program that tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. This information is submitted and compiled, in order to support informed decision-making by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
The goal of the workshop is to educate communities, students, industry professionals, academicians, and public health officials on how to access and navigate the EPA TRI data source to improve environmental conditions and policies in environmental justice communities. Regional case studies will be incorporated into the workshop training. Registration is required.
For more information about registration, travel assistance, and lodging please contact Dr. Denae King at (713) 313-4804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to: airalliancehouston.org/news/epa-toxics-release-inventory-regional-workshop/
When: Thursday, January 29th , 2015
Time: 6:30 – 9 pm
Where: The River Oaks Theatre
Location: 2009 W Gray St Houston, TX 77019
Cost: $12 or $15 & membership specials
You can expect a night of Environmental Inspiration as CEC host the First Ever Houston screening of The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour! A selection of nine films will cover a variety of issues which will increase community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our roles as stewards of the environment in which we live.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour partners with environmental groups across the country to host the festival as a way to outreach into their communities and bring together an audience of diverse affiliations. The groups use the festival as a tool to raise awareness for their campaigns, bring the issues featured in these films to the local level to show how global issues affect everyone, and inspire everyday Americans to join in with local community efforts to become active effective advocates for the natural environment locally.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival held each January in Nevada City, California is a kick-off for Wild & Scenic On Tour which travels to more than 140 communities and continues to grow every year. The Film Festival is a call to action. At Wild & Scenic, film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet.
The 4-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.
Tickets for the Houston event: General Admission (Early Bird $12) $15, and membership specials
for more information, please go to: cechouston.org and/or wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/on-tour/Environment Associates, Architects & Consultants, is a sponsor of this event.
When: January 29, 2015
Time: 4-8 pm
Where: The United Way Building
Location: 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX, 77007
Cost: $55 for OHBA members and $75 for non-members
Kristin Ohlson is the author of The Soil Will Save Us, “How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet,” which is a critically acclaimed book that is changing how we look at and value soil. She is an independent journalist and New York Times bestselling author who will talk about the Ancient Partnership between Plants and Soil Organisms. For more information, and to order tickets, please go to: ohbaonline.org/event/an-evening-with-author-kristin-ohlson/
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: City of Houston Houston Permitting Center
Location: 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77002
Cost: free and open to the public
Is Net-Zero construction affordable? First of all, what is it? Does it mean the house is off the grid? What is the Net part? This is your chance to find the answers to these and other persistent questions!
Brent Farrell, President, ReCraft
David Goswick, President, Houze
Richard Morgan, Director, SPEER
Jim Waller, President, Solaris
David Goswick of Houze and Jim Waller of Solaris have experience with new construction to share with you. Brent Farrell of ReCraft has experience with renovations. And Richard Morgan will discuss what SPEER (the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource) is doing to get this technology mainstream in Texas.
For more information, please go to: http://www.greenhoustontx.gov/gbrceducation.pdf
Our friends at Blackwood Land Institute are offering a special course in Wilderness first aid training, and we want to be sure you know about it:
Advanced 4-Day Wilderness First Aid Training at Blackwood Land Institute
When: January 30 – February 2, 2015
Where: Blackwood Land Institute
Location: Hempstead, TX
Cost: $550 (includes lunch)
Blackwood Land Institute hosts Wilderness Medical Associates International’s entry-level, 4-day course , which provides the highest quality comprehensive medical training to those who work or play in remote areas.
Certification Earned: Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) by Wilderness Medicines Associates(WMA)
The course is for ages 16 and older, it includes CPR training, and the Certification is valid for 3 years. Learn from the prestigious Wilderness Medical Associates, and enjoy a rare opportunity to spend a week in the country at Blackwood Educational Land Institute. Manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available. Learn from medical professionals with significant patient care and backcountry experience. Be prepared for emergencies that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment. Have fun while developing confidence in your ability to care for emergencies!
Tim Graham WMA Instructor, EMT-P, Rescue Diver: Tim Graham is retired from Miami Dade Fire Rescue in 2008 after 32 years as a firefighter/paramedic, diver, hazmat tech, etc. He is a native Floridian, and the ocean has always been and will continue to be a part of his life. Wave Skis and kayaking occupy his spare moments between volunteering at the local environmental school, running, and managing TechnicalRescue.com.
Additional Options for the Camp:
Onsite Lodging and Meals: $400
Dorm with bunk beds and shared bathrooms
Camping Option: $20 Bring your own tent, meals not included
Later, this Summer:
4 day Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) + 4 day Bridge Course = 8 day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course. The Sessions:
WAFA Course (4 days) June/July, 2015
Bridge to WFR Course (4 days) June/July, 2015
for more information and to register, please go to: blackwoodland.org
When: Sunday, January 25th , 2015
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Important NOTE: The Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SLTP1) class is a prerequisite for SLTP2 (see below) and all other Permaculture (PC) classes, including the Designing Our Green Homes and Communities Through Permaculture Series (please see below, in this entry).
In SLTP 1, the design principles of Permaculture (PC) are explained, observed and illustrated in a series of breakout sessions at a home and garden remodeled to reflect PC sustainability principles. This garden has cisterns, many types of fruits, vegetables, habitat plants, a small area for collecting excess rain and a remodeled home that includes many features to reduce energy consumption. Instructors are members of the Permaculture Guild of Houston, which is a group of people who have completed 92 hours of Permaculture classes to become Certified Permaculture Designers.
Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 2 will be held 2/01/2015 12noon – 4:30 pm.
It will be on the University of Houston Main Campus, Room & Bldg TBA. Cost: $50. It will be a classroom presentation, where participants carefully explore principles demonstrated in the Sustainable Living Through Permaculture 1 (SLPC 1) class, look at issues connected with larger rural sites, and begin the design of a farm/home site that connects and integrates food with housing and nature. SLPC 2 is designed to complete what is begun in SLPC 1.
Reminder: Sustainable Living classes 1 and 2 are prerequisites to attend the rest of the permaculture class series that includes:
Designing Our Green Homes and Communities Through Permaculture Series
starts Saturday 2/7/15
Designing Our Green Homes and Communities is one of five modules in the permaculture design certificate course, and is open to anyone who has completed Module 1: Sustainable Living Through Permaculture Classes 1 and 2. No city planning, engineering or architectural knowledge is assumed.
#1 Sat, Feb. 7, 2015 from 9:30am-1:30 pm; Univ of Hou
#2 Sun, Feb. 8, 2015 from 1pm-5pm; Tour of Houses
#3 Sun, Feb. 15, 2015 from 1pm-5pm; Univ of Hou
#4 Sun, Feb. 22, 2015 from 12pm- 5pm; Univ of Hou
#5 Sun, Mar. 1, 2015 from 1pm-5pm; Univ of Hou
#6 Sun, Mar. 8, 2015 from 10am-5pm; Animal Farm
#7 Sun, Mar. 15, 2015 from 10am- 4pm; Animal Farm
There are no refunds on classes.
For more information on these and all Urban Harvest classes, please go to:urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar