GreenYes Digest V97 #219

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GreenYes Digest Fri, 12 Sep 97 Volume 97 : Issue 219

Today's Topics:
[Fwd: Re: Introduction and question]
correction update
date correction
MFF Job Openings
National Recycling Congress
NC Virgin Wood Chip Subsidy

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Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 22:38:28 -0400
From: Cindy/Mike Shea <>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Introduction and question]

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Are you looking for domestic or international examples? The fiscal
policy instruments already in use in Sweden, Germany, and the
Netherlands certainly put them light years ahead of the US. In the US,
I would look at Seattle, New York, San Jose, maybe some communities on
Long Island, maybe Portland, etc.

I presume you are already familiar with the work at IISD, the Worlwatch
Institute, and the Wuppertal Institute. If not, I can provide

Good luck,
Cindy Shea
Promoting Sustainable Development


Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 11:15:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: EcoDave908@AOL.COM
Subject: correction update

Dear Friends,

The other day I incorrectly listed Saturday, September 28 as the date of
EcoFest '97 in New York City. Obviously, September 28 is SUNDAY. Thus, the

Thank you to all of you who E-Mailed me to poiint this out !


Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 14:23:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: date correction

Dear Friends,

As some of you realized, I mistakenly gave the date of EcoFest'97 in New
York City as Saturday, September 28. Obviously September 28 is SUNDAY- which
IS the correct date for ECOFEST '97- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.

Thank you to all of you who noticed it and E-Mailed me.


Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 18:38:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: MFF Job Openings




40 hours per week (9-5, M-F), for twelve months.

The Materials for the Future Foundation (MFF) seeks two creative, motivated
individuals committed to reuse, recycling and community economic development
to serve as AmeriCorps*VISTA members engaged in full-time community service
for one year.

MFF is a nonprofit organization based in the Presidio of San Francisco. We
promote the creation of jobs and economic development opportunities for
low-income communities through the development of reuse, recycling, and
remanufacturing enterprises in Northern California. In partnership with the
National Recycling Coalition's "Recycling to Build Community Project" and the
Corporation for National and Community Service, MFF will host two
AmeriCorps*VISTA members from November 1997 through October 1998.


* Educate community-based organizations serving low-income communities in
the San Francisco Bay Area about opportunities for recycling, reuse, and
remanufacturing enterprise development.
* Administer mini-grant program and provide ongoing technical assistance to
community-based organizations awarded mini-grants (e.g. reviewing business
plans, providing research and marketing assistance).
* Develop written materials for community-based organizations on topics
related to starting and operating small-scale reuse and recycling
* Produce quarterly newsletter (including writing, editing, and graphic
design) and maintain MFF's web page.
* Organize MFF's internship program.
* Assist with general office support (phones, fax, filing, and database


* High school diploma or GED; college or related experience, a plus.
* Ability to handle a variety of responsibilities, to work flexibly,
independently, and to exercise initiative and follow-through.
* Enjoys working with and conducting outreach to people of diverse
backgrounds; excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills; ability
to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
* Familiarity with low-income communities and community-based organizations
in the Bay Area.
* Computer skills: Experience with Macintosh systems, Pagemaker, Filemaker
Pro, and the World Wide Web, a plus.

COMPENSATION: VISTA members receive a monthly living allowance
(approximately $700 in the Bay Area) to budget for food, housing, and
incidental costs. Medical insurance is provided. VISTA members are eligible
for either a $4,725 education award or a $100 per month stipend, paid upon
completion of one full year of service. Stafford and Perkins student loans
may be deferred during the term of service. MFF's outreach positions include
opportunities for extensive professional networking and skill-building, which
can lead to other career opportunities after the term of service.

TO APPLY: Send, fax, or e-mail cover letter and resume to AmeriCorps*VISTA
Openings, Materials for the Future Foundation, P.O. Box 29091, San Francisco,
CA 94129. Fax (415) 561-6474. Phone (415) 561-6530. E-Mail:
Please direct questions to Erica Adshead, Outreach Coordinator and
AmeriCorps*VISTA member or to Kivi Leroux, Program Director.

MFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of Color Strongly Encouraged to


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 00:18:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: National Recycling Congress


1. Who is going to the National Recycling Congress?

2. What does anybody think we ought to do about zero waste, the
campaign to get Coke to use recycled PETE, or America Recycles Day?

3. Is NRC still a membership organization?

Need to know soon,
lets discuss this,
on this list serve,
this week,



Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 09:11:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: NC Virgin Wood Chip Subsidy


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WOOD CHIP TAX CREDIT - This was our biggest disappointment. The wood
chip tax credit represents corporate welfare at its worst and has
encouraged destruction of our forests. Chip mills threaten to strip
forests with clear cuts, ship raw materials offshore, and take away
jobs. The tax credit was due to end in early 1998, but was extended by
the General Assembly for another 3 years until at least mid-2001. NC
taxpayers will be subsidizing Weyerhaeuser, Canal Chip Co. and Jordan
Lumber Co. to an estimated $10 million over the 3 year period. In the
next legislative session, we will urge the General Assembly to end the
tax credit in 1999.


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