Bruce Bomier is Board Chair of Environmental Resource Council, based in Minnesota. He has degrees in Public Health / Epidemiology and Forensics and has published extensively in the areas of public health and environmental policy. He also founded one of the major environmental engineering firms in the Midwest, the Institute for Environmental Assessment (IEA), and served as its CEO for many years.
Bruce was appointed by three successive governors to serve on Minnesota’s Environmental Quality Board and for several years provided environmental and humanities commentaries on public radio. In 2007, he retired from his engineering company to serve as Board Chair of ERC.
Public Television and Radio Contributions
We appreciate Twin Cities Public Television and Minnesota Public Radio allowing us to reproduce a public television interview, and transcripts from several of the public radio humanities commentaries.
Television Intervew on Environmentally Safe Schools.
Radio Humanities Commentaries
For several years, Bruce provided Minnesota Public Radio with commentaries on environment, public health and social issues. The following are transcripts of three short commentaries.
Halloween, Our Easiest Holiday
Audio: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.
Banning trick-or-treating by local ordinance to modify or eliminate celebrating Halloween is wrong.
Audio: 4 minutes, 53 seconds
In the late ’80s, there was a religiously oriented effort to reach out to Black children in Atlanta, who were being targeted for kidnapping and killing. A simultaneous effort involved public bonfires of Rock ‘n’ Roll paraphernalia.
Two longtime medical cannabis advocates see progress — but more to be made
They have been guided by public health, research and reality. They are long concerned with substance abuse, of marijuana, alcohol or any other drug. They advocate cannabis as a plant-based drug that can relieve pain and provide therapeutic value if used properly. And appropriate use does not include developing teenage brains. Read more about Bruce Bomier and recent changes to cannabis law in Minnesota.
Early leader in eco, health industries on a new mission
Meet the Freshwater Society's Board of Directors
Books by Bruce Bomier
Winner of the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s Pacesetter Award, Marijuana and the Responsible Parent (12th Edition) offers parents a practical blueprint on how to talk with their teenager (or even their pre-teen) about weed, vaping and smoking pot. As marijuana laws change, parents have the best opportunity to guide young people. Find on Amazon
Public radio humanities commentator and author of private foundation and government sponsored policy publications, Bomier delves into our emerging internet/cyberspace existence. From perspectives of prehistory, history, science, and our guiding beliefs he demonstrates that we desperately require humane, and pragmatic internet/cyberspace controls. Find on Amazon
FICTION - Deep in a Central American jungle lies a strange valley, feared for centuries by the native Mayans. The unearthly valley holds a profound and ancient secret. A secret that will stun the world. The Irish brothers, Thomas a scientist and William an explorer, set out on a perilous expedition with a fellowship of Mayan friends and Mexican soldiers. Find on Amazon