[GRRN] Global Futures Sustainability Pledge - Please sign by 10/5

From: Gary Liss (gary@garyliss.com)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 15:46:34 EDT

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    From: "Nikole Wilson" <NWilson@mslpr.com>

    Dear Friends:

    I am working for an organization called Global Futures, a non-profit
    that seeks to develop sustainability by bringing corporate and
    environmental leaders together to find common ground on difficult

    We are circulating this petition to see how many signatures can be
    gathered IN A WEEK before the fifth annual Industrial Ecology conference
    opens October 5, 2000 at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, CA.
    We would like to make an announcement as part of the opening ceremony
    with David Brower legendary former executive director of the Sierra
    Club, and founder of Earth Island Institute and Friends of the Earth
    about how many people have identified themselves as one of the change
    agents for corporate sustainability.

    Many of us feel that we work in organizations whose values are not fully
    consistent with sustainability. We may feel relatively alone and
    isolated, and can gain strength and motivation from knowing that there
    are millions like us, spread throughout other companies around the
    world. As we come to know and connect with one another, our influence
    will grow. And our organizations will change.

    We know you're out there. It doesn't matter if you are self-employed,
    work for a large corporation, a small business, an academic institution
    or an NGO or advocacy group. Please join our effort.

    Let's make our voices heard!

    If you believe in our pledge below, please sign your name and business
    affiliation to the end of this petition and send it out to other people
    in your network.

    Help us use the Internet to support sustainable business and a
    sustainable society rather than just allowing it to become a dot.com
    phenomenon to increase consumerism!
    We, the undersigned, strongly believe in the wisdom and fairness of a
    sustainable earth.
    We support values that cultivate a sustainable economy and culture.
    We find inspiration for doing so in nature and believe that nature is
    not merely something to be cherished and protected, but also emulated,
    as a model of sustainability.
    We recognize that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are
    intimately linked.
    We are committed to working for these ends by expressing our values and
    serving as change agents in our workplaces, with families and friends,
    and in our communities.
    We pledge to practice an individual commitment to sustainability and aim
    to steer society in a more sustainable direction for the benefit of
    generations to come.
    (If you would like more information about Global Futures or the
    conference see www.globalfutures.org.)

    The best method for passing this on is not to forward it but to copy the
    text into a new email and add your name at the bottom. If you happen to
    fall on 100, 200, 300..etc. (or it is Oct. 4) please send back a copy of
    our pledge to Nikole Wilson at nwilson@mslpr.com

    Thanks for your support!

    1. E.G. Weiss, Palo Alto, California
    2. Jan Hersh, Danville, Ca.
    3. Celeste Joy Blau Joki, Ca. (Candidate for State Senate, 3rd Dist.)
    4. Zanna Feitler, Shaker Heights, OH
    5. Charles Hunter, Macedonia, OH
    6. Catherine Benson-Shaul, Drummond Island, Michigan
    7. Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates, Loomis, CA
    8. Saras Chandramouli, Chair, Global Recycling Council, Sacramento, CA

    Gary Liss
    Fax: 916-652-0485

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