Mission Statement

Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:19:32 -0500

TO GRN Steering Cmtee
FROM Bill Sheehan

Below is a revised mission statement. Please vote yea or nay by Wednesday SEPT
4th, or forever hold your peace. This can be provisional until broader
ratification, but WE need agreement now. Dave Kirkpatrick will use this as the
basis for a flyer for the Pittsburgh meeting.


As we discussed yesterday, here are my suggestions for changes in the draft
mission statement you and Lance forwarded on August 20:

The Grassroots Recycling Network is dedicated to environmental stewardship
and achieving a sustainable economy by reducing waste and reusing, recycling
and composting resources which will support community economic growth, create
jobs, save wilderness, reduce pollution and conserve natural resources.

The Grassroots Recycling Network is a coalition of community-based
reuse, recycling and composting activists engaged in conserving our human and
resources and giving voice to the conservation ethic that more than 100
million Americans express daily by recycling.

Eliminate waste
Create jobs not waste
End welfare for wasting


- Stop policies and subsidies for wasting resources in landfills
and incinerators and for mining, harvesting and wasting our natural resources
as metals, petroleum and timber).
- Require manufacturers to design products and packaging for reuse, recycling
and/or composting and price them to reflect their full environmental costs.
- Oppose policies and practices that transfer environmental and financial
liaibilities to future generations (such as "dry tomb" landfills).
- Invest in reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and the manufacture and
purchase of reused, recycled and composted products.

Hope this helps!

Gary Liss