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GreenYes Digest Wed, 3 Jun 98 Volume 98 : Issue 126

Today's Topics:
[Fwd: Job Posting-PSR Bay Area]
Cities Which have done surveys on willingness to participate
Sport Utility Vehicles

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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 08:09:15 -0700
From: Myra Nissen <>
Subject: [Fwd: Job Posting-PSR Bay Area]

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>From: (Californians for Pesticide Reform)
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>Part Time Office Manager/ Executive Director
>Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
>Greater San Francisco Bay Area PSR is a volunteer-run local chapter of a
>national organization of over 15,000 health care professionals and
>supporters. PSR works to address the public health effects of weapons of
>mass destruction, environmental degradation, and community violence. PSR
>received the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to eliminate nuclear
>We are seeking a motivated person to keep our local office running and to
>help the chapter grow. Duties include checking telephone, mail, and e-mail
>messages and routing them as appropriate, maintaining databases of members
>and volunteers, maintaining the Legislative Alert system, filing and
>minimal accounting.
>The Office Manager/ Executive Director will be a source of information
>about chapter activities, will maintain a calendar of events, and will
>serve as a conduit of communication between chapter members. Additional
>duties will include some involvement with program work around nuclear
>proliferation, pesticides, and other environmental health issues, as well
>as help expanding the chapter's speakers bureau.
>The position includes significant room for growth. A person willing to
>assist with fundraising and grant writing while also keeping the office
>running would be an ideal candidate. The position will expand if, or when,
>more funding becomes available.
>Currently 20 hours per week, $15,000 per year, without benefits with
>possibilities for expansion.
>Send C.V. and letter to GSFB-PSR, 2288 Fulton Street, Room 307, Berkeley,
>CA, 94704
>Phone 510-845-8395 Fax 510-845-8476
>Kelly Campbell
>Californians for Pesticide Reform
>116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 800
>San Francisco, CA 94105
>phone 415-495-1149
>fax 415-495-1141
>CPR is moving!
>Our new address as of July 1:
>49 Powell Street, Fifth Floor
>San Francisco, CA 94102
>Phone 415-981-3939
>Fax 415-981-2727

|Laurie Mueller at the
Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation |
| 3921 E. Bayshore Road Palo Alto CA 94303 |
| (650) 962-9876 |



Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 15:29:58 -0600
Subject: Cities Which have done surveys on willingness to participate

Hello everybody. I am writing from the campus of Weber State
University, located in beautiful Ogden, Utah. I am a professor of
economics here, and I am in the beginning phase of analyzing some
survey data recently collected from Ogden city's residents. The survey
(conducted over the phone by a private research firm) queried residents'
willingness to participate in and to pay for various types of recycling
programs - curbside, centralized drop-off, and green waste pickup.
(Believe it or not there still are medium-sized cities in this country that
have successfully eschewed such programs). In an effort to estimate
what could explain the variation in the respondants' answers, the city of
Ogden has graciously provided me with the complete data set. Based on
this survey, I may be able to draw some qualified conclusions, but surely
my conclusions would be more generalizable if I have more data,
particularly from other parts of the country.

That's where this posting comes in. Does anyone know of other cities
which have performed such surveys in the recent past? If so, can you
give me some contacts? Any suggestions?


Arthur Caplan
Dept. of Economics
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah 84403-3807
Tele #: 801-626-7428
Fax#: 801-626-7423

Have a nice day!


Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 08:50:41 -0400
From: "Bill Sheehan" <>
Subject: Sport Utility Vehicles

[From Greenwire]


Two "major" environmental groups are focusing their aim on
popular sport-utility vehicles in an effort to persuade baby
boomers to reject them in favor of more environmentally friendly

The Sierra Club and the Friends of the Earth hope to
transform the SUV image from that of "sporty, go-anywhere family
transportation to environmental menace." Friends of the Earth
last week launched an Internet campaign aimed at "shaming"
drivers "into thriftier cars." The Sierra Club's Web site says
that requiring Detroit to produce lower-emission vehicles --
"particularly, more efficient SUVs" -- is the "single most
important and affordable step toward reducing greenhouse gases"

But auto industry analyst Wes Brown of California-based
Nextrend "said [the] stepped-up criticism hasn't dented" the
popularity of SUVs, which must meet less stringent fuel and
emission standards than cars (Jim Simon, Seattle Times, 5/26).

"Automakers insist that SUV demand will continue
indefinitely," writes Automobile magazine columnist Jamie Lincoln
Kitman in today's Los Angeles Times. But he says they "ignore"
the opposition efforts of environmentalists and others, which
"might at a moment's notice turn their macho rough-riders into a
new breed of dinosaur" (5/27).


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