Public Health and Social Jusitce

Gold, Diamonds, Flowers

mines.jpgArticles and slide show on adverse health, environmental, and human rights consequences of flowers, gold, and diamonds.

Slide Show:

*Symbols of Love – Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold
Comprehensive slide show on the environmental, health, human rights, and economic consequences of flowers, diamonds, and gold

Symbols of Love – Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold, short version
Abbreviated version of above

Articles:

flowers mothers day editorial – LO Review 5-06.doc
Editorial re flowers as Mother’s Day gifts, describing adverse consequences of floriculture

oprah diamonds – People Mag lte.doc
Unpublished brief letter re Oprah Winfrey’s misguided support of diamonds

*Symbols of Love – Flowers, Gold, and Diamonds – Human Rights Quarterly
Article covering public health, environmental, and human rights consequences of symbols of love

TV/Radio/Podcast:

Caring and Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold, Radio Interview, “The Caring Generation, KHOW, Denver, CO, February 14, 2011. Available at http://thecaringgeneration.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=5 (54:35-66:7).

*Tokens of Love or Symbols of Destruction: Diamonds, Gold, and Cut Flowers, Populist Dialogues, Portland Community Media, September, 2013. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tntn68rypc0.

Tokens of love or symbols of destruction: gold, diamonds, and cut flowers, Social Justice Series, First Christian Church , Portland, OR, August, 2013 (one hour podcast). Available at http://fccpdx.com/worship/sunday-services/.

*The Costs of the Symbols of Love: Floriculture, Diamonds, and Gold, Conversations with Dr. Don, Portland Community Television, February, 2014. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ZO6CVplV8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUfi1QHZLKx3ESeO0GrdeO2Q (first half of program is general conversation; second half of program covers topic).

External Links:

Beyond Pesticides: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/

Fair Jewelry Action: http://www.fairjewelry.org/

Fair Trade Certified: http://www.transfairusa.org/content/WhereToBuy/

Fairness in Floriculture (International Labor Rights Forum): http://www.laborrights.org/creating-a-sweatfree-world/fairness-in-flowers

No Dirty Gold: http://www.nodirtygold.org/

Pesticide Action Network of North America: http://www.panna.org/

Valentine Peace Project: http://www.valentinepeaceproject.org/

Veriflora Cut Flower Certification System: http://veriflora.com/

Washington Toxics Coalition: http://www.watoxics.org/