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November 2017
Strategy: Influential Women
In the spirit of continuing education and knowledge exchange, the Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC team would like to share a short list of influential women who have inspired our work. To that end, here is a brief sampling of the works that motivate us. Take some time to delve into the history, relevance, and great contribution of these women!
  1. Biomimicry by Janine Benyus. Innovation inspired by nature.
  2. Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber. Explores links between human rights and the environment, with focus on chemical contamination. Also by Steingraber is Raising Elijah, a book about protecting children in an age of environmental crisis.
  3. Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan. The ugly side of the beauty industry.
  4. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Carson challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world.
  5. Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard. Watch the twenty minute online movie about the way we make, use and throw away all the Stuff in our lives.

What inspires you? Please share with us the works that motivate you!
Integration: Become an Environmental Advocate
Advocacy is the public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy. There are many ways to be an environmental advocate. Here are a few to get you started:
  • Sign on to a campaign
  • Call an elected official
  • Participate in a march or demonstration
  • Write a letter or testify in support or opposition of proposed legislation

Are you familiar with the most pressing environmental issues in Maryland and nationally? Do you want to learn more? Participate in the great event described below to learn more! There are a few spots remaining.

The Pearlstone Center , in partnership with Charm City Tribe , Repair the World , and the Baltimore Jewish Council is hosting Your Voice, Your Earth: Take Action and will feature U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and State Delegate Dana Stein providing topics and tools in support of a healthy and sustainable environment.
Results: Bridging the Gap
Stream in autumn
What do the U.S. Green Building Council and Alliance for the Chesapeake have in common?

  • Each of these organizations featured the work of MedStar Harbor Hospital's project on bridging the gap between stormwater and health. Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC had the privilege of presenting, alongside CityScape Engineering, LLC and Blue Water Baltimore at seemingly different events -- both with an interest in creating more sustainable infrastructure, reducing stormwater runoff, and improving human health.

Check out the fantastic line up at these two events:

To create more bridges between stormwater and health, Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC and Blue Water Baltimore are interested in partnering with hosptials and health care facilities.
To learn how we can help secure grant funding, contact Joan Plisko.
About Plisko Sustainable Solutions
Joan Plisko in field of zinnias
Joan Plisko, PhD, President
Marc Plisko, CIH, Vice President
Plisko Sustainable Solutions (PSS) can help your company develop, optimize, and assess environmental health, exposure assessment, and sustainability programs. The PSS team will provide expertise and guidance as you improve your company's economic, environmental, and social performance.