From: "Nikole Wilson" <NWilson@mslpr.com>
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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