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Enironmental Summit in Cuba

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  • Walter Lippmann
    From: Patrice Wynne Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 12:47 AM Subject: Enironmental Summit in Cuba: Rio Ten Years After PLEASE POST AND CIRCULATE WIDELY!!! Dear
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2001
      Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 12:47 AM
      Subject: Enironmental Summit in Cuba: Rio Ten Years After

      Dear Colleague,
      We are inviting you to participate in a special conference taking place in Havana:
      The Third International Convention on Environment and Development
      SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:  Fact or Dream, Ten Years After the Rio Summit
      Havana, Cuba
      June 17 - 24, 2001
      Major topics to be addressed include:
      o       Environmental Education
      o       Environmental Management for Sustainable Development
      o       Environmental Law and Policy
      o       Economy and Environment
      o       Biological Diversity and Protected Areas
      o       Energy and Sustainable Development
      o       Environmental Health Issues
      You can obtain more detailed information on the agenda for this
      conference by accessing the conference web site:      
      o  Cuba has been selected for special recognition by the United Nations
      Environmental Program (UNEP) this year because of the extraordinary
      progress it has made during the last decade in creating model programs
      in sustainable development.  
      o  The conference is a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of
      Cuba's environmental policies and programs; the significance of the
      Cuban model to other countries of the developing world (which we think
      is quite considerable); and how professionals from the developed world
      can work together with their Cuban counterparts to promote
      sustainability world wide.
      o  Many of you are receiving this letter because you have
      participated, or expressed interest in participating, in a delegation
      focused on organic agriculture, natural and traditional medicine or
      renewable energy in Cuba.  This environmental/sustainable development
      conference will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the
      context in which Cuba's food, medicine and energy programs are
      In an effort to facilitate your participation in this
      conference, we are organizing a special  U.S. delegation that will meet
      in Cancun, Mexico on Sunday, June 17 for the flight to Havana. The one-
      week program will include the conference itself; additional meetings
      with Cuban specialists involved in projects in organic agriculture,
      natural and traditional medicine, and renewable energy; and a visit to
      one of Cuba's four internationally recognized Bio Reserves.  The
      program will conclude on Sunday afternoon, June 24.
      Travel arrangements will be made by Global Exchange Reality
      Tours , a licensed Cuba travel service provider with twelve
      years experience organizing educational Cuba tours.  As professionals
      and/or participants on an educational trip, you will be fully licensed
      to participate in this delegation.
      The cost of the delegation will be $1300.  This includes round-trip
      airfare from Cancun to Havana; three meals per day; accommodation at an
      ocean front, four star hotel; full program with translators and tour
      guides; all in-country transportation; and attention to delegates'
      individual professional requests. 
      The conference fee of $250 will be paid by participants in cash upon
      arrival at the conference. Participants will also cover the cost of
      their roundtrip airfare to Cancun.
      WHO WE ARE
      We have been involved in sustainable development projects
      in Cuba for many years, each in our respective fields.  We have been
      continually impressed, as have participants on the many previous
      delegations, with Cuba's unique and ever broadening approach to meeting
      its food, medicine and energy needs in an integrated and sustainable way.  
      We are including here all of our email addresses in case you wish to
      contact one of us individually regarding your participation in the
      In addition to the conference delegation, we invite you to
      become involved in future interchange with our Cuban ecological
      counterparts.  We are working on a pilot project for a U.S.-based
      organization which will interact more extensively with Cuba's large
      community of specialists who are developing Cuban policies, strategies
      and projects in sustainable development.  The possibility exists for
      long term U.S.- Cuba exchanges of great depth and breadth.  We welcome
      you to join us in this effort.
      Martin Bourque, Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA 
      ( martinazo@... )
      Dr. Michele Frank, M.D. 
      ( mfrank@... )
      Laurie Stone, Engineer, Solar Energy International 
      ( lstone@... )
      Pam Montanaro or  Caryn Mandelbaum, Cuba Program Coordinators, Global
      ( 0000,0000,00FF pam@... )
       ( caryn@... )
      U.S. Mailing Address:
       Cuba Environmental Conference/Pam
      c/o Global Exchange
      2017 Mission Street, Suite #303
      San Francisco, CA  94708
      Phone 415-255-7296, ext 231
       o To learn more about the conference and this exciting pilot
      project, please "reply" to
       0000,0000,00FF pam@...
       by typing an "X"  beside one or both of the
      categories on the form below, along with your name and contact
       ___  Yes I am interested in participating in the delegation. 
      Please send me additional information and the application form.
      ___  Yes I am interested in learning about future opportunities to
      engage in interchange with Cuban environmental specialists in the areas
      of health, agriculture, energy as well as general environmental
      projects.  Please add me to your mailing list.
      Full Name:      
      Profession/ Organization:       
      Street Address: 
      City. State, and Zip Code:      
      Telephone Number(s):    
      Email Address:

      Martin Bourque, M.A.
      Executive Director

      The Ecology Center
      2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94702
      Tel (510) 548-2220 x234 Fax (510) 548-2240
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