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GreenYes Digest Tue, 19 Aug 97 Volume 97 : Issue 201

Today's Topics:
America Recycles Day
Does gy and zw = UNGP? (2 msgs)
Fwd: In search of videos

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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:39:25 -0500
From: Bill Carter <>
Subject: America Recycles Day

Forwarded for your consideration:

*****Please do your part to support America Recycle's Day*****

This is a letter from the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive.
Please act on it and then forward it to your friends, family, co-workers
and anybody else you can think of. If you need more information on
America Recycles Day you can go to:

Thanks for doing your part!

01:58pm >>>

Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
401 M St. SW Mail Code 1600
Washington, D.C. 20460

June 6, 1997

Dear Friends of Recycling:

I am writing to share some exciting news about America Recycles Day.
To help spread the word in your state, McDonald's restaurants are
considering using colorful "Buy Recycled" tray liners with information
similar to the sample enclosed. Two years ago, McDonald's distributed
more than 30 million "Buy Recycled" tray liners to their customers
nationwide. It is a terrific way to publicize how and why to "Buy

You can have a major impact on whether McDonald's decides to
distribute the tray liners to restaurants in your state for America
Recycles Day, as their decision will be based on how much interest and
enthusiasm they hear expressed from within your state.

If you are interested, please fax a brief letter of support for the idea to
McDonald's as soon as possible. Mention that you are participating in
America Recycles Day, and ask that McDonald's use the "Buy Recycled"
tray liners in your state this fall as part of the America Recycles Day
effort. Fax your letter to:

Mr. Bob Langert
Home Office Director of Environmental Affairs
McDonald's Corporation
McDonald's Plaza/COB
Oak Brook, IL 60523

FAX: 630-623-3057

Thanks for helping us take advantage of this great opportunity to get out
the America Recycles Day message in your state!


Fran McPoland
Environmental Executive

The first annual America Recycles Day this November 15 is building on
several years of Texas Recycles Day promotional programs, which have
created the context for a lot of high-visibility events and media coverage
of recycling here in Texas.


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:09:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pamela Guthrie <>
Subject: Does gy and zw = UNGP?

Didn't mean to be so cryptic but was stuck for title while trying
to get off to Portland. And before I put my put in my mouth here
maybe I could note something and ask a couple of questions?

While recently bringing up the idea of zero-waste, because there is
room in local county/city budgets for such a move (if smart folks
will hear it), the concept of "Jerry Brown's Green Plan for Oakland"
was introduced. This was a surprise to me so I began doing some research.

All that I can see is that the "Green Plan" was introduced, and designed
by the United Nations UNEP, and is formatted as "Agenda 21". Basically.
it looks like a 'programme' written by Dow or Shell, etc.

Is any of this related to the GreenYes or ZeroWaste groups? If so has
anyone read the UNEP Agenda 21, or dissenting views?

I will not be returning until tomorrow afternoon so won't get back
'here' until then, but would appreciate hearing answers and/or

Thank you,

Pamela Guthrie
Eugene, Ore.


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 18:30:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dave Wade <>
Subject: Does gy and zw = UNGP?

Hi Pamela:
We could tell you that, but we're all busy touching up the flat black
paint on our helicopters, prior to flying off to....

In all seriousness, the question you raised has never been brought up on
this list, as far as I know, and I've been a subscriber to greenyes almost
from the start. Whether anyone on the list has read those documents you
referred to, who knows?

The one connection I do know of is that Jerry Brown spoke at the
California Resource Recovery Asociation's annual conference this year.

Dave Wade
Recycling Coordinator
UC Santa Cruz


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 16:04:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Fwd: In search of videos

Forwarded message:
From: (Moore, Robin)
To: ('')
Date: 97-08-01 07:05:18 EDT

Does anyone out there have any "Why Recycle?" videos?

The City of San Jose is currently focusing its commercial solid waste
outreach efforts on recycling in multi-tenant office buildings. Given that
some tenants and property managers are difficult to convince that recycling
is worth the hassle, we thought a brief (5 minutes) motivational video
might be a great way to begin some of our kickoff meetings. We've have
contacted the waste board to see what they have available -- unfortunately,
what they have is primarily waste prevention and more focused on the "how
to's" rather than "why is it important". We have yet to find something that
is brief and inspiring. (We'd be happy with something as general as "why
care about the environment", which we can then relate to recycling.)

Does anyone have anything of the kind, or any suggestions that might point
us in the right direction. We may end up creating something ourselves, but
don't want to reinvent the wheel if it's been done. If you do, I would love
to hear from you. You may e-mail me or reach me at:

Robin Moore (
City of San Jose
Environmental Services Department
777 N. First Street, Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 277-5533 - phone
(408) 277-3669 - fax

Thank you.


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