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Top 50 Environmental Health Blogs

One of the careers that is starting to gain traction right now is environmental health. This is because there are many challenges ahead of us related to the environment. We have been learning how what we do to the environment actually affects our health, and those who understand the connection between the environment and public health are in demand.

If you are interested in a job in environmental health, or if you are just concerned about what is going on in the world around us, you can find out a great deal about environmental health online. There are a number of blogs that provide information, news and tips related to environment health. Here are 50 of the top blogs related to environmental health:
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20 Simple Ways Anyone Can Help the Environment

Saving the planet is a hot topic. But many of us think that the things that need to be done are either out of our control or far too expensive for our budgets. But, just because you can’t afford to put solar panels on your house doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact. In fact, there are lots of little things you can do to help the environment in your every day life. Here are twenty you can work on beginning today.

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20 Android Apps Every Environmentalist Needs

If you’re an Android owner, you’ve likely figured out that you can use this cool device for almost everything. So much more than a phone and PDA, the Android has so many applications that can make life easier. That said, even the most avid Android user may not know that there are great Android applications to help you go green. Here are 20 you might want to check out.

  1. Ecorio: This great app allows you to track your carbon footprint and learn ways to reduce and offset it.
  2. Find Green: This app helps you locate green businesses in your area. It’s great for travelers who want to support green businesses everywhere they go.
  3. Greenpeace Tissue Guide: This app is designed to help you make more environmentally conscious shopping decisions. It helps you purchase recycled paper products.
  4. T-Mobile Green Perks: Available only to T-Mobile customers, this app helps you find environmentally friendly activities. In particular, it promotes partnering with T-Mobile to recycle used cell phones. By joining the campaign, you’ll also get discounts on various green products.
  5. CF Bulb Calculator: Quickly calculate the money you’ll save by switching to Compact Fluorescent light bulbs.
  6. Green Zone: Designed for the environmentally conscious gamer, Green Zone is a GEO based gaming platform encouraging users to describe their current geographical position and its degree of pollution or cleanliness.
  7. News Environment: Search for news related to the environment with this application for your Android. This app is GPS enabled.
  8. Quick New for Environment: Similar to the application above, but designed especially to provide local environmental news.
  9. USF Health News: This app offers news information about many health topics, including environmental health issues.
  10. Eco Buzz Widget: Get the latest news on climate change, learn which cars have the lowest emissions and even find out where to shop for organic items with this application and widget.
  11. Share My Resource: This app brings people together for the purposes of sharing resources. For example, if a group of people in a metropolitan area wanted to share a car to save money, gas and emissions, this app could bring them together and manage the sharing of the resource.
  12. Eco Fuel Gauge: This app calculates the fuel consumption of cars. It’s a very handy app for people who are car shopping and want to make an environmentally friendly decision.
  13. Eco Charger: Simple mistakes like leaving your phone charger plugged in when you’re not charging your phone costs millions in electricity every month. With eco-charger, you’ll be notified when your battery is charged so that you can unplug the charger.
  14. Eco-Tips: This app displays tips on being environmentally friendly from the Wildlife Fund.
  15. Eco Footprint: Calculate your own carbon footprint and learn about ways to reduce it. Information is provided by the Wildlife Fund.
  16. Eco Pictures: Get a beautiful “eco picture of the day” for your phone every day with this app. You’ll love the beautiful and inspiring pictures that will greet you each day.
  17. No Dry Clean: Use this application to find cleaners who use alternative methods for clothes cleaning to help you avoid toxic dry cleaning processes.
  18. Easy Green Tips: Get tips every day on going green with this application. You’ll learn easy ways to reduce waste and save energy.
  19. Carbon Meter: This application tracks and logs your environmentally friendly activities, like walking somewhere instead of using your car. You can feel better every day about your green activities, and look for ways to increase them.
  20. Guide to Organic Gardening: This app helps you learn all about organic gardening so that you can grow vegetables, fruits and flowers without putting harmful chemicals into the ground. This app is great for beginning gardeners.

As you can see, your Android is a great device for helping you go green while you’re on the go. You’ll find news and information to help you implement environmentally friendly activities into your life, and you’ll find ways to track those activities, as well as spreading the word about going green.

5 Environmentalist Twitterers Worth Following

An environmentalist is a person that supports any goal of the environmental movement that is an information based perspective on appropriate use of technology to prevent adverse effects on the natural environment. Below a brief list of popular environmentalist has been provided.

  1. Chris Ingham Brooke: Chris (50% English, 50% Italian) is the 22 year old founder of the Environmental Graffiti Network that includes Environmental Graffiti and Pixdaus. He presently wishes to create it as internet’s biggest environmental website.
  2. Green Earth Gnome: He is a 39 year old Las Vegas Native and father of one beautiful 9 yr old little girl. He was in the Hotel industry for 11 years until 2001 when he went into business in the limousine industry in Las Vegas. There he started 2 limo companies from scratch. His second Limo Company happens to be the Las Vegas’s first eco friendly limo company.
  3. Bill McKibben:  He is an American environmentalist and writer who regularly write about global warming and alternative energy and turns to be in favor of localized economies.  In 2010, he was named as the leading environmentalist of America Time magazine described him as “the world’s best green journalist. In 2009 he led the organization of that coordinated the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind along with about 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries.
  4. Philippe Cousteau: He is the 30 year-old son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He is continuing the work of his father via EarthEcho International, the non-profit organization that he founded with his sister and mother and of which he serves as CEO.  He also co-founders of Azure Worldwide a strategic environmental design, development and marketing company. He is also the Chief Ocean Correspondent for both the Animal Planet and Planet Green channels, where he works on various ocean and water-focused documentary programs.
  5. LazyE: The Lazy Environmentalist is the media brand as started in 2005 by environmental entrepreneur Josh Dorfman as to help his consumers to make some good and great green choices and them being very easy attractive and appealing, Josh is an executive producer and award-winning host of Sundance Channel’s television series “The Lazy Environmentalist.” His two books, The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget, highlight today’s most cutting-edge green products, companies, and market trends are on environmental protection and having green choices about things.

9 Inspiring Environmental Health Videos on Youtube

Environmental health is the part of public health that correlates all the necessary aspects of natural and built environment that may affect human health. In the videos below various aspects of environmental health is refocused and is been emphasized over.

  1. Environmental Health Video: This is the video about contributing to the environment by the means of computer recycling or recycling other electronic peripheral. The recycling of computer helps to protect from spreading of heavy metals like zinc, lead and copper into the environment.
  2. Environmental health by saving water usage: This video is about cutting out the household water usages employing simpler methods like never over watering the lawn, planting drought tolerant plants and use water necessary for only day-to-day activities.
  3. Environmental Health Sciences:  This is the video, where, message of environmental protection has been taught away by mean of animated film that has tried to show up cyclic process of environmental degradation.
  4. Save the Environment: This video is prepared by some young environmental activist on the burning issues of environment protection like global warming, animal cruelty, world hunger and pollution.
  5. Environment Protection:  In this video a repetitive request has been made to protect environment that has been eroding with human intervention with nature to make it comfortable and surviving to humans by destroying and disturbing it.
  6. Environmental Protection Issues: This video is about environment protection and in the video congressman John Sarbanes have tried to focus on the solution to the problem of environment and how that problem can be resolved out by enacting law.
  7. Global Warming at an Extreme Level: This video is about issues of environmental protection and global warming and views of various noted environment scientists which has been expresses over here in form of picture slides.
  8. Environmental issues in Retail industry: This video is about environmental issues and predicted about a doom that is appearing to be inevitable due to the environmental related problem as world’s population will become 6 billion by the year 2040 and there would be massive pressure over our resources. So by the medium of this has been discussed how this problem of water storage can be sorted out.
  9. Environmental Health Department Caution on Food: This video is about hazards of canned and unpackaged food as the ill impact it is making over one’s health and environment.

Masters In Environmental Health

Among some of the benefits that can be accrued from pursuing a Masters in Environmental Health include; the opportunity to advance career wise and at the same time, have a wealth of information which can be employed in the field to ensure that the health of patients is safeguarded. Environmental Health focuses on teaching students how they can use environmental sciences, public health, biomedical sciences, and environment related toxins to establish how they affect human health and in addition to this, find out the ecological effect these factors have on the environment. At the end of the training students are expected to have the knowledge and the tools that can aid them to effectively cope as environmental health specialists.

Some of the course modules which are included in a Masters in Environmental Health programs include; study in epidemiology, toxicology, public policy analysis, risk assessment, water quality, housing policies and quality and control over recreational areas among others. The overall essence of the whole training is to equip students with knowledge on how to prevent the spread of diseases through imparting global leadership skills in the area of research and training to ensure that effective mannerisms are employed in delivering environment friendly practices that will ensure high health standards are upheld. The approach often used in this field is more of interdisciplinary. This is so as to enable students to characterize sources of contamination, the most likely routes of exposure and the overall health effects.

Due to the fact that there are several online universities offering Masters in Environmental Health, it is now comparatively easy for environmental health practitioners who would love to advance their careers to pursue online education and ensure that they fully benefit from the modules taught at the university. By enrolling, students become exposed to all the dynamics and aspects that influence and affect the environment and they get first hand knowledge on how they can solve some of these issues to ensure that there is good health globally. The foundation laid for training is secure as students become equipped with the safety programs which ought to be employed in the work place to ensure that they do not endanger their lives or those of others.

The Environmental Health Industry is a lucrative one as the need to fight off industrial pollution is on the increase and challenges such as global climate change are becoming a bone of contention globally. For this reason, the need for professionally qualified Masters Holders is on the increase. To top it all, it places students at a vantage over people who have other forms of degree because with a Masters in Environmental Health, students are able to compete for the top positions in the job market and get promotions easily.