pollution

Stop Pollution to Protect Our Health & Climate

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 16:32

We have a pollution problem affecting the health of every person in our North Shore communities. Pollution affects health today, making children ill and damaging their lungs and minds, thus impacting their future. It makes elderly people ill and can kill them. Finally, by amplifying global warming, pollution increases future threats to health.  Community organization effort focused on health education is a springboard for action. 

Stop Pollution for Our Health

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Tue, 10/18/2022 - 01:48

Air pollution is a toxic cloud over Peabody and the North Shore

Prepared for presentation to the Peabody Board of Health on October 20, 2022


I am Jerry Halberstadt, Coordinator of Clean Power Coalition, the lead for the new initiative I present today. The goal is to focus on the disease and death caused by pollution in Peabody and the North Shore, protect people, and reduce the use of oil and gas, the major source of pollution.

Clean Air & Clean Power, Yes. Pollution, No

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Wed, 09/28/2022 - 19:18

How can we stop burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, burning that creates pollution? We need community engagement.

If we are to stop pollution, we must inform and empower everyone to identify pollution as a source of their pain. I announce here a coordinated effort to expand our movement for clean air, health, life, and the planet that will focus on broad community engagement and empowering local leaders.

Pollution MaydayMaydayMayday

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 21:12

In our North Shore and Cape Ann communities, we face an invisible threat of air pollution that causes disease and premature death while it despoils our environment and contributes to global warming. Every breath brings the potential for disease and death.

Like sailors approaching a hidden danger, we need a lighthouse, a warning system for air pollution so that we can mitigate the harm to ourselves, our natural environment, and the climate and so that we can act together to reduce air pollution by stopping it at the source.

Pat Gozemba, Justice Fighter

Submitted by Jerry Halberstadt on Sat, 09/25/2021 - 21:01

Mary Harris Jones, the famous labor organizer, told a group of young miners who’d rented a church for their union meeting:

“Boys, you pray for the dead. You fight like hell for the living.”

Then Mother Jones snatched from the priest’s lap the hat, full of money that they’d paid to use the church hall, and led the miners out of the church into the fields.

If there were a contemporary incarnation of Mother Jones, it would be Pat Gozemba.