Techno-weenie resources

  Grass-roots environmental activists and community organizers who have to deal with nuclear issues are often accused of compensating for lack of scientific knowledge with emotion. Now the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Energy and Environmental Research has put a physicist at the disposal of groups that work in the shadows of the nuclear complex. Its president, Arjun Makhijani, provides training and consultation for activists dealing with the complexities of nuclear science. The institute also publishes Science for Democratic Action, a quarterly magazine with features such as Arithmetic for Activists, a Techno-Weenie Centerfold, a Science Challenge with cash prizes, and It Pays to Increase Your Jargon Power, a column by Makhijani's alter ego, Dr. Egghead. In addition, the group has published several books including High Level Dollars, Low Level Sense. For more information, contact IEER, 6935 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 (301/270-5500).

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