From Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group:
Environmental Action 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
New England’s largest conference for citizen activists protecting public health and the environment
ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING WITH THE EXPERTS – LEARN NEW SKILLS – NETWORK –BE INSPIRED
Join hosting organizations Toxics Action Center, Environment Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, and dozens of cosponsoring organizations, including Clean Water Action and Alternatives for Community and Environment at the Environmental Action 2008 conference on March 15, 2008 at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Keynote Speaker: Gary Cohen is a founder and Co-Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm, the international campaign for environmentally responsible healthcare. He is also the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Fund, which works on domestic and global chemical safety issues. He is the co-author of Fighting Toxics (Island Press, 1990) and the groundbreaking report, "The U.S. Military's Toxics Legacy."
The conference will offer over 25 workshops to help you tackle climate change, ensure clean drinking water, phase out persistent toxic chemicals, and develop skills and strategies to create a healthy and safe community, including:
* Winning the Support of Elected Officials
* Fundraising 202
* Raise your Legislative IQ
* Detoxify Your House
* Interpreting Environmental Test Results
* The Update from Beacon Hill
* Local Activities to Combat Global Warming
*Water Privatization and Water Bottling
Environmental Action 2008 will be a day to share strategies, recognize victories, and be inspired to go back to our communities and continue the work to further efforts to protect the environment.
See a list of conference workshops, browse the silent auction prizes, learn more about the speaker, see who is cosponsoring the event, register, and get to Wentworth at www.toxicsaction.org <http://www.toxicsaction.org> over the upcoming weeks.
Registration is $50 to cosponsor, including two entries. Individuals are $30 pre-paid and $35 at the door. Breakfast, a reception, and childcare are included.
Email Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (617) 747-4362 with questions or to sign up for one-on-one coaching for environmental test results, legal help, health studies, fundraising, and organizing assistance. Register online at www.toxicsaction.org/ <http://www.toxicsaction.org/confregMA08.html> .
Please forward this email to others who may be interested in this day of informative speakers, workshops, inspiration and networking.
Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group
9 South Angell Street, Floor 2, Providence, RI 02906