The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a priority list not only for the United Nations and world leaders, but for all people with global perspective. On September 20, 2010, leaders will converge in New York City to bring new attention to the progress we've all helped make toward achieving the MDGs – and the work that still remains to be done.
Join us (unfoundation.org) as we count down the days until the MDG Summit: celebrating our successes, learning about the challenges we face, and taking action to advance the MDGs.
How did we get here, where are we going? This short film presents a historical overview of public and environmental health in the United States over the past century. It's a complex story of the interconnections between air, water, soil, food production and distribution, chemicals, population, climate change, national, state and local policy, and communities taking their health into their own hands. Learn about the success and challenges, regulations and radical changes this country has seen in the past century.
Co-Produced by Deborah Fryer and Jill Litt
Written, Edited, and Directed by Deborah Fryer
Who doesn't love getting their hands in the dirt? Since 2004, Denver Urban Gardens and the Colorado School of Public Health have been working together to explore how gardens support healthy living. In this film, community gardeners of all ages, researchers and public health professionals plant the seeds for the future of environmental and public health.
Like the gardens described in this video, this film is the result of diverse hands digging into the subject, all contributing to the whole.