FW: Sustainability Training Update!
- FW: PLEASE PASS ON: Sustainability Training Update!
Posted by: "Tara DePorte" taradeporte@...
Sat Dec 2, 2006 10:52 am (PST)
Dear Friends and Supporters!
Phase 1 of the 2006-2007 NYC Women‚s Sustainability and Leadership Training:
A Preparation for the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15) is
progressing with remarkable successes! We continue to gain impressive
partners in funding, in-kind contributions, as well as expert advice from
organizations such as the Huairou Commission, NASA, Women‚s Network for a
Sustainable Future, the Earth Institute, United Nations, United Nations
Development Program, a diverse group of NYC colleges and universities, and
You are invited to experience and track the progress of our program at
http://www.LESECUN.org where you will find detailed program background
information, „lookbooks‰ of participants and experts, thematic documents,
and audio recordings, photos, and presentations of each of our meetings! We
also invite you to „Join the Dialogue‰ and register for participation in
feedback and information-sharing on our site.
Working together, the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC)˜a community
based non-profit organization serving the waste reduction, stewardship, and
environmental education needs of New Yorkers˜and Women‚s Global Green Action
Network (WGGAN)˜an international non-profit dedicated to helping women
strengthen their alliances and leadership abilities for impacting
environmental and social change˜have launched this pilot program as an
innovative approach towards gender equity and women‚s leadership through
knowledge-sharing, mentorship, research, and multi-sectoral dialogues.
Including women leaders from grassroots organizations, research
institutions, businesses, and political bodies, our mission is to further
link grassroots knowledge and experience with international policy
Your partnership and feedback will help facilitate the NYC Women‚s
Sustainability and Leadership Training, increasing the access of
international grassroots participants to the substance of CSD-15 and of all
participants to the realities of environmental policy from „local to
global.‰ We thank you, in advance, for your support and look forward to
working with you on this initiative.
U.N. Liaison & Regional Coordinator - Women‚s Global Green Action Network
Program Director - Lower East Side Ecology Center
Stay tuned for progress reports on Phase 1 and the official launch of Phase
2 Women‚s Grassroots Academy in January 2007!