FROM: Linda Elswick, World Sustainable Agriculture Assoc.
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 907 North
Washington, D.C. 20004 email:email@example.com
tel/(202) 347-0637 fax/(202) 347-0654
RE: FYI/PLEASE NOTE/POST AS APPROPRIATE
THE FOLLOWING IS AN INVITATION TO A BROWN BAG LUNCH IN
WASHINGTON, D.C. RELATED TO EARTH SUMMIT FOLLOW-UP AND
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR THOSE
UNABLE TO ATTEND, MEETING MINUTES WILL BE POSTED ON ECONET
AT csd.general, citnet (pointer), citnet.pcsd, susag.news and SANET
(on Internet), as well as the Sustainable Food System Division of the
Society for Nutrition Education mailgroup (at sne-
If groups want to copy this to other relevant conferences, please do
IT IS NOT TOO EARLY TO BEGIN COORDINATING OUR EFFORTS ON THE
COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (CSD,) WHICH WILL
MEET AGAIN IN MAY 1994. IN ADDITION TO THE SUBSTANTIVE
ISSUES RELATED TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, THE ROLE OF
MAJOR GROUPS, INCLUDING FARMERS, NGOS, WOMEN, AND BUSINESS,
ETC. WILL BE ADDRESSED. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU HAVE AN
INTEREST IN FOLLOWING THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PCSD), WHICH IS ALSO MOVING
AHEAD, AND THE CSD, SO THAT YOUR GROUP WILL BE INCLUDED IN
FUTURE NOTICES. THE NGO WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE
AGRICULTURE, THE CITIZENS NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER GROUPS WORKING ON THIS WILL BE
HELPING TO COORDINATE COMMUNICATIONS ON UPCOMING EFFORTS,
BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL.
THIS NOTICE IS BEING SENT TO AN AS YET VERY INCOMPLETE LIST.
PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED. THANK
November 19, 1993
The next in our series of brown bag lunches sponsored by
WSAA will be held on Friday, December 3 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm.
Ms. Terry D'Addio, Confidential Assistant to James R. Lyons,
Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, will speak about U.S. plans for follow-up
to the Earth Summit, including the United Nations Commission on
Sustainable Development (CSD) and the President's Council for
Sustainable Development (PCSD).
The first session of the CSD met for over two weeks in June in
New York and scheduled its review of Agenda 21 for the next several
years. In May 1994, fresh water and toxics will be on the agenda.
Governments will be addressing the issues of sustainable agriculture
and rural development in the 1995 session of the CSD work. Each
year, governments are required to submit to the UN a report of their
activities and policies. The office of the Assistant Secretary is
serving as the agriculture liaison for the President's Council on
Sustainable Development, which will specifically address sustainable
agriculture in the United States. This will be an opportunity for
those from both NGOs and government agencies to learn more about
the opportunities for influencing the sustainable agriculture agenda
in these domestic and international fora.
The primary responsibility of the Confidential Assistant is to
support the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources &
Environment in the direction of policies and supervision of activities
and programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service
and Soil Conservation Service. The Forest Service administers
programs for applying sound conservation and utilization practices
to the national forests and national grasslands, for promoting these
practices on all forest lands and for carrying out extensive forest
and range research. The Soil Conservation Service has the
responsibility for developing and carrying out a national soil and
water conservation program in cooperation with landowners,
community planning agencies and regional resource groups, and
with other federal, state, and local government agencies.
Ms. D'Addio did her undergraduate and graduate work in
agriculture and resource economics at the University of Maryland.
Prior to her appointment, Terry was a Search Manager for White
House Office of Presidential Personnel and worked for the
Presidential Transition Office. In 1992, she was a consultant
working with the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference
on Environment and Development (UNCED). From 1989-91, she was
Director of Management Services at the Global Tomorrow Coalition
(GTC), a coalition of over 100 non-governmental organizations,
educational institutions, and corporations concerned with global
trends in population, resources, environment and development.
Before working at GTC, Terry worked as an economic research
assistant in the Production Program of the International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI).
Terry has spent time teaching in Cameroon, West Africa and
traveling in East Africa. Terry is Vice President for Chapter Affairs
of the Washington Chapter of the Society for International
Development and is a member of the Board of Trustees for
WorldWIDE Network, Inc. (World Women in Development and
Environment). We look forward to meeting with her on December
3rd. Please join us.
Roger Blobaum, Associate Director Linda Elswick, Ass't Director
WSAA Washington Office
DIRECTIONS TO THE DECEMBER 3rd MEETING:
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is located at
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 1/2 block from the Dupont Circle
Metro Station (use the South exit).