Public Health

Public Health

 “One does not act rightly toward one’s fellow if one does not know how to act rightly toward the earth.”

Liberty Hyde Bailey

Healthy communities, healthy families, healthy people, cannot exist without a healthy environment. Even the economy can thrive only when the environment is healthy. We are the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.

To care for each other requires that we care for the environment.  The Global Environment Outlook believes that poor environmental conditions “cause approximately 25 percent of global disease and mortality” including 6 million untimely deaths due to air pollution alone.  The ways we build our cities and our homes, manage our forests, design our transportation all affect public health.  

The MD Campaign for Environmental Human Rights works on initiatives that protect and improve the health of the environment so that we can protect and improve the health of all Marylanders.

We can’t do this alone.

Like the environment, we are all connected