Please see the text
record of our
email exchange with Ms Elioseff.
Region: Coastal Plain
Topics: Air Quality, Public Health, Politics
Ms Elioseff has been active as Projects Coordinator with the
Galveston-Houston Association for Smog
Prevention from 1996 through 2002. With GHASP, she advocated
for clean air in the Houston and Texas region, focusing on reducing
pollution sources, alerting the public to high-ozone counts, and
generally educating the public about the health risks and economic
harm from air pollution.
In working for air quality, she saw that
political channels could help, and became active in organizing and
expanding the Green Party in
Texas. In 2002, she ran for Texas Agriculture Commissioner on
the Green Party ticket.
Seeing the need to get better
alternative information more broadly distributed, she served on the
Local Advisory Board of
KPFT, the Pacifica
Network station in Houston (1992-98), and the Board of Trustees for
the Citizens' Environmental
She has also worked on the environmental
connections to human rights protection (organizing Houston's 1998
celebration of the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and
sustainable economic development (as a member of the local planning
committee for the 1990 "Other Economic
Summit" in Houston).
Finally, she has put these ideas into
personal practice through her philosophy (sitting with the
Houston Zen Community and Insight Meditation Houston, and helping to
found the Margaret Austin Center) and lifestyle (keeping to a vegetarian diet).
Interviewed via email
July 2005 through February 2006
Email between Austin and Houston, Texas
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