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The Unofficial Word: PCSD and Dept. of Commerce Sustainable
Development Office will be on Internet by 1994.
President's Council on Sustainable Development will meet Thursday
and Friday, January 13-14, 1994, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle,
beginning at 9:00 am each day. Both days are open to the public.
PCSD 202-208-3199 (fax), 202-208-7411 (phone).
Citizens Network for Sustainable Development will meet Thursday,
13 January, 1994, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle 7:30 a.m.-9:00 in
the display area. Convenor: Sheila Kelly, 206-365-7892 (phone),
-3212 (fax). Call before December 28 or after January 6.
Target States: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Target Issues: Sustainable Communities, EcoEfficiency, Energy,
and Natural Resources.
Needed: for ten display tables at the meeting.
1. Display material about your work in these issue areas.
Also, if you have slides, graphs, posters, etc. that
illustrate success stories, please send to Glenda Daniel,
People for Puget Sound, 1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 450,
Seattle 98101; fax-206-382-7006.
2. One-page description of federal government obstacles
and/or incentives you think are important to remove or put
in place to achieve sustainability in your community. Be
specific and brief. (For example, if there were more
cooperation among certain federal agencies, would it be
easier to achieve sustainability?) Put these on your
letterhead and send to Glenda at 206-382-7006 (fax).
3. If you have very broad experience in sustainable
communities or ecoefficiency and want to be considered as
a panel discussant, send your information asap to Amy
Solomon, 206-467-1640 (fax). This is a long shot, and you
should be from one of the five target states.
PCSD tentative Program: Thursday a.m.--Public/Council panel
discussion about Sustainable Communities, followed by limited
comments from the floor. Thursday noon--Closed lunch with
Congressional delegations and Governor of Washington. Thursday
afternoon--Open discussion of "principles of sustainable
development." Thursday evening--Closed Tribal dinner at the
Daybreak Star Cultural Center. Friday a.m.--Public/Council panel
discussion about EcoEfficiency, followed by limited comments from
the floor. Friday afternoon--Closed, field trip to Tacoma, Wa. to
visit Xyteck, a manufacturer that uses recycled material.
Possibly a parallel trip to Willapa Bay to see how a community is
using sustainable development to cope with a decline in logging.
An example of a PCSD ecoefficiency project: to ask Congress for
money in 1994 to pay for studies of industries like the Amoco
refinery in Yorktown, Pa. to determine how environmental
regulations help and hinder efforts to control pollution problems.
An earlier EPA study found environmental policies of the 1980's
told companies on what to spend their clean-up dollars. Amoco
complied at its plant, but did not have to clean up its worst
problem--benzene releases into the air while offloading oil from