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GreenYes Digest Sat, 28 Jun 97 Volume 97 : Issue 153

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Any ideas? Looking for a new internet service
IMPORTANT: Constitutional Amendment
INFO: Fwd: CWC Job Announcement
NEWS: Earth Summit Delays Forest Decision
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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 21:31:30 -0700
From: Myra Nissen <>
Subject: Any ideas? Looking for a new internet service

I am looking for a new internet service. I have a Mac & live in
Fremont, CA. I want to have a web site, and unlimited free internet
access, I want to be able to use Netscape as a browser and use Netscape

Any suggestions? Thanks!


Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 10:25:37 -0700
From: Robin Salsburg <>
Subject: IMPORTANT: Constitutional Amendment

GREENLines, Fri., June 27, 1997 from GREEN,
the Grassroots Environmental Effectiveness Network,
A project of Defenders of Wildlife.
(202)789-2844x290 or email

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS: Alabama and Louisiana have passed laws calling
for a US Constitutional environmental rights amendment, reports Sue
George of Defenders of Wildlife's State Biodiversity Clearinghouse. A
leading advocate for the Constitutional amendment, New York State
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, says 24 states have introduced the
amendment that reads: "The natural resources of the nation are the
heritage of present and future generations. The right of each person
to clean and healthful air and water, and to the protection of the
other natural resources of the nation, shall not be infringed upon by
any person."

Roger Featherstone -- Director
GrassRoots Environmental Effectiveness Network
A project of Defenders of Wildlife
1101 14th St. NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-9400 x290 fax:(202) 682-1331 e-mail:
check out our web page at:
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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 20:55:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: INFO: Fwd: CWC Job Announcement

Subject: CWC Job Announcement
Sent: 6/27/97 12:49 PM
From: (California Wilderness Coalition)

2655 Portage Bay East, Suite 5
Davis, CA 95616

Announcement of job opening


California Wilderness Coalition, a nonprofit environmental organization
based in Davis, California, has a full-time opening for an executive
director. The organization seeks a motivated individual with proven
experience in conservation, fundraising, staff management, and
administration. Desirable qualifications, skills, and knowledge should

Communication-Strong verbal and written communication skills required,
ability to market the organization to existing and new communities, work
with the media, etc.

Fundraising-Proven ability to raise funds through foundation grant
major donors, fund appeals, special events, etc.

Leadership-Ability to develop a statewide vision and strategy to implement
that vision, as well as to communicate that vision to others.

Personnel Management-Supervise and motivate staff and volunteers.
good time management, collaboration, work planning, evaluation, and
executive decision making skills.

Financial Management-Develop and implement an annual budget, track income
and expenses, provide monthly or quarterly financial reports, file state
and federal tax documents, etc.

Administration-Ability to establish and meet long term and annual goals
objectives for the organization.

Experience-Professional and volunteer experience in wildlands protection
issues, public land management and policies, conservation biology, and
general conservation issues.

Commitment-Dedication and personal commitment to the protection of
California's wildlands.


$30,000 per year plus benefits.


Please submit cover letter, resume with professional references, and
writing sample to:

Jim Eaton
California Wilderness Coalition
2655 Portage Bay East, Suite 5
Davis, CA 95616

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# California Wilderness Coalition #
# 2655 Portage Bay East, Suite 5 #
# Davis, California 95616 #
# (916) 758-0380 #
# (916) 758-0382 (fax) #
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Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 20:56:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: NEWS: Earth Summit Delays Forest Decision

Subject: Earth Summit Delays Forest Decision
Sent: 6/27/97 4:21 PM

c The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Delegates to the Earth Summit agreed
Friday to delay a decision on a European and Canadian request for a
commission to begin work on a treaty to regulate the world's timber
The United States, Japan and New Zealand opposed such a legally
binding treaty, saying it was unnecessary.
Jean-Pierre Faby, coordinator for the Earth Summit, said a
preliminary agreement, reached early Friday, calls for
establishment of an intergovernmental forum on forests, which among
other things will ``consider matters left pending.''
Faby said the agreement will instruct the forum to ``identify
the possible elements of ... international arrangements and
mechanisms, for example, a legally binding instrument.''
That would not require the commission to decide to negotiate a
Faby said the forum will report to the U.N. Commission on
Sustainable Development in 1999.
That effectively delays any negotiations on a forest convention
until the end of the century. European supporters had hoped for a
final treaty to be in place by that time.
During this week's conference, Canadian Prime Minister Jean
Chretien and others called for negotiations as soon as possible on
a global forest treaty.
Under the compromise worked out early Friday, supporters of the
treaty got their panel but without a formal OK to begin
negotiations on a convention.
The conference, officially known as ``Earth Summit Plus 5,'' was
convened last Monday to review progress since the historic Earth
Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.
The American Forest and Paper Association, representing the U.S.
timber industry, fears a convention would result in audits by U.N.
agencies and put the industry at a disadvantage against competitors
from countries that do not enforce the treaty.
Some major environmental organizations have also expressed
reservations about a treaty, fearing the political mood in the West
is such that any convention negotiated now would set ineffectual
controls and limit the role of grass-roots conservation
organizations in forest management.
AP-NY-06-27-97 1713EDT


Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 14:46:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Amy Perlmutter 354-5456 <>
Subject: position available

Technical Specialist

The Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development is seeking a
Technical Specialist to work with manufacturers, trade associations,
consultants, researcher, and others to help overcome technical barriers to
increasing the amount of recyclable materials used by manufacturers in

Responsibilities include:
Technology Scanning: Research national and international best practices and
new technologies in scrap based manufacturing.

Workplan Development: Based on consultations with staff, individual
industries and trade associations, and review of existing studies and
resources, develop a workplan that addresses how the Chelsea Center can
determine and respond to technology needs of manufacturers, identify
targeted audiences with which to work and develop needed new technologies in

Service Provision: Provide services to clients, including assessment of
individual client needs regarding process and product modifications,
education and assistance in implementing best practices, identifying and
sourcing of recyclable feedstock, optimization of use of recyclable
feedstock, technology validation, referrals to appropriate entities.
Identify other services providers with which to work.

Project Management: Prepare and evaluate requests for proposals; select and
manage consultants and State University and private research centers in
provision of technology related studies and services; coordinate
product/process assessments.

Information Dissemination: Determine appropriate mechanisms to distribute
information to clients and to service providers; assist in technology
diffusion/deployment through targeted information provision; prepare written
material, deliver oral presentations, and organize workshops; promote
efforts of the Center through appropriate means.

Networking: Keep up to date with current trends in recycling market and
economic development; work with local and national networks; work with
technology assistance centers, the State DEP, and other relevant groups to
coordinate projects, disseminate information, and encourage them to promote
scrap based businesses.

Masters Degree in materials or process engineering, environmental science,
or other relevant field. Three years professional experience working with
recyclable materials and/or processes, and/or materials or process
engineering.. Project planning and management experience. Two additional
years of relevant work experience may be substituted for degree

Other desired experience abilities and attributes:
Excellent written and oral communication skills; self motivated; outgoing;
curious; good people skills; creative; ability to work independently;
ability to work with a variety of client companies and a variety of
cultures; ability to manage multiple projects; familiar with the fields of
recycling, market development, and/or economic development; demonstrated
ability to initiate, plan, and implement programs; computer literate
(Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), internet); ability to
assess testing protocols and understand technical information; ability to
identify and solve problems; familiar with technology transfer and
manufacturing extension; ability to understand and work with manufacturing
processes; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical
audience; understanding of business economics; grant writing and fundraising
experience; experience with government and private sector, especially
manufacturers; technical competency in recyclable materials properties and
recycling processes

The Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development was founded by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1995 in order to create jobs, support
recycling efforts, and help the economy and the environment by working to
increase the use of recyclable materials in manufacturing processes. The
Center is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Funding primarily comes from the State of Massachusetts through the
Strategic Envirotechnology Program, and the Clean Environment Fund. Staff
currently consists of a Technical Specialist and Business Specialist who
report to the Executive Director.

The Center accomplishes its mission through a range of activities, including
assisting manufacturers that currently use recyclables, as well as those
that do not, in overcoming technical and financial barriers to utilizing
more scrap materials; assisting entrepreneurs in commercializing new,
innovative recycling and reuse technologies; attracting new scrap based
businesses to the State; working with other business and technology service
providers; and developing and transferring related technologies.


To apply
Send cover letter and resume by July 31, 1997 to:

Technical Specialist Search
c/o Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development
180 Second Street
Chelsea, MA 02150

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Affirmative Action Equal
Opportunity University and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or
handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as
required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 12:36:31 -0400
From: "Blair Pollock" <>

Dirty MRFs. One is operating in High Point NC that has been running for
about five years, maybe the city has taken it over from a private operator.
Check with city (910-883-3215). Another opened last year in Troy, NC called
Uwharrie Environmental Services. Both operate adjacent to a landfill.


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