In Pursuit of Sustainability, Grant, David , Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, (2010)


David Grant. President and CEO of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Report for the Years 2006-2007. (PDF).

Opens with a great critique of the word "sustainability".

We followed a trail of yellow liquid draining from the back of the site downstream past a neighboring industrial bakery and into the Edison Glen and Edison Woods residential developments.


There we videotaped a child playing in the poisoned stream who told us it was a good place to hang out and look for frogs and turtles. I subsequently found out that the vacant Superfund lot was a playground for local children, the chemical lagoons were their wading pools, and adults routinely scavenged materials from the site.

Bob [Spiegel] called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and when their response seemed to be limited to posting a few warning signs, he and his friend rented a movie theatre and showed their videotapes to increasingly agitated crowds. “We scared the hell out of everybody,” Spiegel says. The EPA immediately scheduled a public meeting.

--Molly Ivins’ Bushwhacked (Chapter 3)

New Jersey non-profit that among other activities, helps citizens engage in and advocate for the environmental well-being of their communities.

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See: Lisa P. Jackson, EPA (lisapjackson) on Twitter

See: EPA in the Crosshairs