The Post Modern Environmental Movement that has contributed to the creation of inter sector health and environmental change was a network dominated by scientific researchers and medical professionals that all corporations operate on basis of greed and it is "unethical" for the best practice scientist of medical professional to advise a corporation or create an association with the commercial world. While this movement created valuable research and conversations in its own way, anyone with an agenda that was not aligned with the values of the key players, who had ideas for how to lead change were given a strong message they did not belong in this world.
Eileen O'Connor, Publisher of ReWire Me Magazine and Founder and Exec. Director of the Radiation Research Trust, UK became my friend as I worked to influence change and inspire new practices within this community during a time when "lessons learned" were the only way I could measure the value of my participation. Like me Eileen's health was adversely effected by EMF. Unlike me, Eileen lived within a European community of leaders who recognized the need to draw from a very chaotic community of research and debate a bank of knowledge with which to educate the general public globally on the "potential harm of EMF," so people everywhere could within their power develop a practice of exercising precaution to the best of their ability in a world where policy, legislation and research did not align to influence a system of change for more impact.
This has changed and it is my privilege to know Eileen both as a personal friend and leader who with her persistence, patience and incredible talent synthesized a community of people into a gathering 2 years ago that brought together 80 international scientists who disagreed and often confused the ordinary intelligent citizen with their communications to a degree that invited "no action or change." Eileen is a person who is a hub, a sensemaker and inter-personally strong leader who made a difference in a very chaotic world.
If there was an Academy Award for Environmental Change Leadership, Eileen would follow Al Gore for the merit with which she contributed. If Eileen was sitting next to me at this time, she would accept the award with incredible humility and grace as an example of how she led this community into a mode of action to build a global group that now meets annually.
Yesterday, I finally took the time to read Eileen's new publication, ReWire Me EMagazine cover to cover. It is available for download free of charge. This first edition is from cover to cover captures the history of how concern for EMF toxicity emerged, describes the players in the research field who are making a difference and empowers any person potentially suffering from this exposure to have faith and hope for recovery drawing from Eileen's personal story.
Eileen has created her project, organization and magazine out of good will over out of 8-10 years of work without stable funding. I hope you will consider making a donation if you draw value from the magazine in a proportion of value related to its use for your community, company or family and friends.
This magazine is a gateway of resource and knowledge for the educated and credentialed clinician, researcher or for the community citizen who lives to create an environment that will assure our children's future.
In a future issue of AboutWorkEcology, I will introduce a synthesis of my research on changing practices for the environment and summarize new initiatives that cross sector and boundaries that have grown from the form of trust building Eileen knew to create.
Eileen's contribution is an example of the pivotal change that is needed in health and environment education for the manufacturing, utility and telecommunications industries. ReWire ME Emagazine is an educational example that can shape our practices re: wireless networks and shape of electrical grids. ReWire is an educational example of how practitioners can educate chronically ill and life threatened patients re: the effects of EMF on their health and influence a change in practice that is preventative and supports wellness of healthy people.
Eileen's persistence and the community that empowered her leadership have set a foundation and stage in which any corporate citizen can learn and build the next generation of practice that is mindful of people, health and the environment.