HazMatters + The Wild World of Pesticides
Edie Everette’s comic book is an artist-designed public service announcement about hazardous materials and you.
Hazardous materials are a social issue. Their use, and the way we store and dispose them, affects public health and the quality of the environment we all share, but this can be confusing and overwhelming. Everette worked with the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program to create an artist-designed public service announcement to offer stories and lessons in a way that is both artful and informative, and available in English and Spanish. HazMatters is a comic book that explores household hazardous waste (HHW) and personal responsibility. Its visual stories—full of questions, humor and interactive activities—reveal the many ways HHW intersects with our everyday lives.