The first official PCSD meeting will be Monday, October 18, 1993,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium,
entrance on 14th St. NW, between Pennsylvania and Constitution,
Federal Triangle Metro Stop. The meeting is open, but it may be
crowded. Come early. President Clinton may show up, too.
The agenda will focus on the Council getting itself organized.
The following Task Forces will report:
1. Principles, Goals, and Definition: Co-chairs Jay Hair,
William Ruckelshaus; Members Bruce Babbitt, Tim Wirth, Jonathan
Lash. For the October 18 meeting, they will develop a discussion
document which will 1) propose a draft set of sustainable
development principles; 2) review Brundtland definition of
sustainable development and propose a definition; 3) review
approach to developing national sustainab le development goals
which cut across government departments and agencies (built on
EPA, Spring, 1993, draft document).
2. Public Linkage, Dialogue, and Education: Co-chairs Judith
Espinosa, Michele Perrault; Members Kenneth Lay, David Buzzelli.
For the October 18 meeting, they will identify audiences and
propose key elements of an outreach/dialogue strategy for each.
They will also propose a method for executing the strategy among
all key elements.
3. Liaison Task Force on Criteria for Selecting Demonstration
Projects: Co-chairs Marcia Aronoff and Claude Poncelet. Members
James Baker, Ronald curry, Bob Fletcher, Glynn Key, Mick
McCloskey, Bill Mulligan, Michael Vandenbergh, Donna Wise/Ben
Woodhouse. For the October 18 meeting develop a discussion paper
re criteria for selecting a project and a list of possible
demonstration projects for consideration by future task forces.
They will consider PCEQ experiences and demonstration projects
and suggestions to date by members and nonmembers. This committee
will sunset after the October 18 meeting.
4. Liaison Task Force on President's Awards Program: Co-chairs
Lynn Greenwalt, Terrence Thorn; Members Frances Beineke, Dirk
Forrister, Rudy Oswald, Russ Van Herik, Wade Greene, Donna
Wise/Ben Woodhouse. This committee will develop awards program
options which include a definitive recommendation on Renew
America's proposal. Input from Council will guide work of task
force in developing award program.
Each of the following four task forces will review their issues
in terms of the criteria proposed by liaisons and will recommend
courses of action for each issue within their respective cluster.
At the October 18 meeting the Council will determine priorities
and establish task forces to address prioritized work plan.
These issue task forces will sunset after October 18 meeting and
new PSCD priority issues groups made up on PCSD and non-PCSD
members will be formed.
1. Energy: Co-chairs Kenneth Derr, Hazel O'Leary; Members
Richard Clarke, Alida Messinger, Jonathan Lash. Issues: energy,
transportation, greenhouse gases (policy and
measurements/benefits), environment technology/transfer (trade).
2. Sustainable Communities: Co-chairs John Adams, Madeleine
Kunin; Members Benjamin Chavis, Thomas Donahue, David Buzzelli.
Issues: Environmental Equity/Justice, Economy and the
Environment, Public Health, Land Use.
3. Eco-Efficiency: Co-chairs Ron Brown, Fred Krupp; Members
Carol Browner, Pete Correll, Samuel Johnson, David Buzzelli.
Issues: Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Manufacturing, Trade.
4. Natural Resources Management and Protection: Co-chairs
Richard Barth, Ted Strong; Members Pete Correll, Mike Espy, Fred
Krupp, John Sawhill, Jonathan Lash. Issues: Biodiversity,
Wetlands, Watershed, Fisheries/Food Safety, Sustainable
Agriculture/Food Safety, Coastal Resources and Development, and