An Educational Experience Linking
Health and the Environment
through Activism, Research and Art



ART EXHIBIT by GAIL McCormick and Sabrina McCormick:

Our Fragile Earth

Artists Sabrina McCormick and Gail Teschmacher McCormick created the exhibit Our Fragile Earth to focus on environmental issues with primary emphasis on climate change. Problems addressed include ozone depletion, global warming, deforestation, desertification, acid rain, endangered species, population explosion, air and water pollution, among many others. Solutions presented include energy efficiency, alternative energy such as solar, geothermal, and wind power. Source reduction and recycling are featured. Many of the paintings are dimensional and use recycled materials. Frames have been refurbished. A succinct statement explaining the problem or solution accompanies each piece of art.

These award-winning works have been exhibited at Emory University, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Lynn Museum and the United Nations Conference on Women and the Environment. The 8’ x 36’ raw canvas petition has been displayed at numerous universities as far North as Harvard and as far South as the New College in Sarasota. It was also taken to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. With thousands of signatures, it urges the U.S. to join with other nations in a treaty to limit carbon dioxide emissions and encourage energy efficiency and use of renewable resources.

Gail McCormick has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is currently a core member of HealthLink, which is concerned with emissions from coal and oil burning power plants.

Sabrina McCormick is in the doctoral program at Brown University with a concentration in environmental sociology.



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Krishna Mallick, Coordinator, Peace Institute, 978-542-6298, or
Patricia Gozemba, English Department, 978-542-7137, or
Patricia Ould, Sociology Department, 978-542-6272.