GreenYes Digest V97 #218

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GreenYes Digest Thu, 11 Sep 97 Volume 97 : Issue 218

Today's Topics:
hotel room in orlando-NRC conference
Introduction and question
San Diego Earth Times Sept '97 is now online

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Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 09:32:48 -0700
From: (Neighborhood Energy Consortium)
Subject: hotel room in orlando-NRC conference

The NEC has a reservation for a double room at the Coronado Springs Resort
($111.00 per night) which we no longer need.

This is the NRC conference headquarters hotel. Is anyone interested in
taking over this reservation before we let it go in a couple of days?

Please respond to Hatti at

See you there. Mary Tkach


Date: 10 Sep 97 18:23:29 +0100
From: Ansje Miller <>
Subject: Introduction and question

I have been subscribed to greenyes for the past couple of weeks and have =
been thoroughly enjoying the exchange happening on this listerv. I have =
also been impressed with the level of respect this list has managed to ma=
intain for its subscribers. I am writing to introduce myself and also so=
licit some thoughts from you all. (It seems like those are not a rare co=
mmodity on this list.)=20

My name is Ansje Miller and I am working on a natural-resource based tax =
shift proposal in the Fiscal Policy Research Program at Redefining Progre=
ss, a non-profit public policy think tank and advocacy group. =20

The mission of RP's Fiscal Policy Research Program is to research and pro=
mote innovative fiscal policy proposals that can address the nation's env=
ironmental, economic, and social challenges in an integrated and nonparti=
san fashion. For the past year and the year ahead, the goal of the progra=
m has been to gain public attention forand broaden the research base behi=
ndthe proposal to reduce taxes on labor, enterprise, and capital formatio=
n and replace the revenue with levies on pollution, waste, or resource in=

Here is where I'd like to hear your thoughts. I am currently embarking o=
n a project to test the following hypothesis: A natural resource-based t=
ax shift, by increasing the cost of pollution and natural resources and d=
ecreasing the cost of labor, would spur the growth of reuse and recycled-=
based manufacturing in urban areas where those resources are abundant. I=
plan to do case studies of three or four cities to determine a) if the a=
bove hypothesis is true and b) what level of taxation is necessary for th=
is to be true. Building on some of the wonderful work from the Institute=
for Local Self-Reliance, I hope to get the information from surveys of b=
oth the targeted companies as well as their virgin-materials counterparts=
and evaluate how a tax shift would affect their development based on the=
resources and economic situation of the selected cities. =20

I am currently seeking advisors and reviewers for this project, so I not =
only welcome opinions about the study itself (including suggestions for a=
ppropriate cities), but also recommendations of people who might be inter=

If anyone is interested in more detailed information, please contact me p=
ersonally by phone or e-mail as listed below.
Thank you,

Ansje Miller
Redefining Progress
One Kearny St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 781-1191, x315


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 11:50:22 -0700 From: Carolyn Chase <> Subject: San Diego Earth Times Sept '97 is now online

San Diego Earth Times September '97 i s now online at

Table of Contents

Editorial Wash that hand! by Carolyn Chase

Focus on Food Nature's Way: Studies show proof of nutritional superiority of organic produce. Who's Organic Standards? The USDA is offering national standards, you'd better comment. Support your local farmer - interview with JR Rodriguez Sr. & Jr. by Leslie Goldman Is a bioengineered potato organic? by Donella Meadows Harvest EarthFair Program Guide Saturday, September 27

Health and Diet Yoga, tai chi and aikido: Ancient movements to create balance in your life. Green Restaurant Visit: Trattoria Acqua in La Jolla

In Your Garden! Pressed for time? - -The organic Garden Goddess understands

Observations from the Soul by Minister Masada The rivers of living waters

New Think: the cartoon - "FREE MARKETPLACE"

September calendar of Earth-Friendly Events

Please visit 8-)

Carolyn Chase, Editor, San Diego Earth Times, Please visit ;-)

Tel: (619)272-7423 (SDET) FAX: (619)272-2933 email: P.O. Box 9827 / San Diego CA 92169

"Fundamentally, all pollution is lost profits." Peter Coors, CEO of Coors Brewing Company


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