Arc Ecology - Environment, Society, Peace. A Community-based grassroots organization for peace, environmental responsibility, a compassionate economy, and a just society.

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Public Partnership
War & the Environment


San Francisco Bay Area:

San Francisco
 • Hunters Point Shipyard
 • Yosemite Slough
 • Treasure Island
 • Presidio
 • Alameda Naval Air Station
 • FISC Annex
East Bay Housing
 • Chinatown
 • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Contra Costa County
 • Concord Naval Weapons Station
Suisun Bay
 • Mothball Fleet


Military & the Environment


Hidden Casualties of War

Arc Ecology: Our Board

Jorge Emmanuel (President) - Environment and Energy Research Group
Dr. Emmanuel is a chemist, chemical engineer, and environmental management consultant specializing in hazardous waste and environmental cleanup technologies. He is involved in various environmental and human rights support organizations focusing on the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region, and is active in civil rights and environmental justice work in the Filipino community in the United States.

Gus Newport - General Manager, KPFA Pacifica Radio
Mr. Newport is a former Mayor of the City of Berkeley. Gus has extensive experience in community development issues and has been actively involved in international organizations as well. Over the past few years Gus worked as a community consultant in economic development and in 2003 became the KPFA San Francisco Bay Area Pacifica Radio affiliate's General Manager.

Saul Bloom (Chief Executive Officer)
Saul is Arc Ecology's founder and has been its Executive Director since 1983. Before founding Arc, Mr. Bloom worked for Greenpeace, serving on its Pacific Southwest Regional Board of Directors, as Alternative US representative to Greenpeace's International Board of Trustees and for six years in various campaign coordinator capacities including US National Nuclear Issues Coordinator and Southwest Regional Campaign Coordinator. Since leaving Greenpeace and founding Arc Ecology Mr. Bloom has served on a number of official and quasi-official entities, including the California State Base Closures Environmental Advisory Committee, the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Restoration Advisory Board. Mr. Bloom edited Arc Ecology's compendium on the 1991 Persian Gulf War "Hidden Casualties - the Environmental, Economic and Political Impacts of the Persian Gulf War" and has authored various white papers including several on California's base closures. Opinion pieces and articles by Mr. Bloom have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2000, Mr. Bloom authored San Francisco's successful voter resolution on the toxic waste cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard. In 2002, he chaired a blue ribbon panel reviewing the terms of the Conveyance Agreement between the City of San Francisco and the Navy regarding the transfer of the Hunters Point Shipyard. Mr. Bloom has lectured at the University of California Berkeley, San Francisco State University, University of Okinawa, University of the Philippines, and University of Bristol in England. He has been quoted in numerous articles internationally.

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