Note: A copy of the Feb. 2022 email sent to the Harrisburg NAACP Environmental Committee follows.
As a married couple (I assume), I hope you enjoyed yourselves on Valentine’s Day.
I’m currently working on a draft script for the Committee’s.... cartoon on... fire prevention for grade-schoolers in Harrisburg. I ask again that you provide me a mailing address so I can send you a draft in March.
See Environmental Committee: Research on Basic Fire Safety, Prevention.
One note in the course of my research:
The second-leading cause of annual U.S. house fires (65,000) stems from electrical equipment to keep ourselves warm. (Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International/ESFI).
PPL recommends consumers use equipment like electric blankets and space heaters one at a time -- and only long enough to "break the chill," so to speak. Opt for newer devices, which are more-likely to have built-in safety features like timers and automatic shut-off if knocked over.
For more tips, visit: stories.pplelectric.com/2022/01/31/stay-warm-with-these-winter-electrical-safety-tips.
Black History Month
In commemoration of Black History Month, I want to recognize the former EPA employee behind the nation’s first federal whistleblower’s act of the 21st Century – otherwise known as the No FEAR Act of 2002.
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo won a judgment against the EPA in the aftermath of her accusations against it in South African communities. Those accusations include the agency reneging on a waste management project at an orphanage and water contamination leading to the death of hundreds of locals.
Coleman-Adebayo recounts her story in No FEAR: A Whistleblower’s Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA. A columnist and activist in Maryland, she's also a former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
With that, I hope to see you at the general meeting this evening.
Chair | Environmental Committee
The founding Environmental Committee of the Harrisburg NAACP popularizes awareness for fire safety & prevention in the City of Harrisburg. Upon its formal conception in March 2021, the Committee has been developing a free educational product for young learners about non-arson house fires.
Would you like to join the Harrisburg NAACP and help shape the Environmental Committee, or another committee? Contact the Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP at hbgnaacp.com, its first website in 5 years.
Related: Environmental Committee: Fireplace Checkup (Dec. 2022)
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