Environmental Action 2006 - New England Conference

Starting Date: 03-18-2006

Wentworth Institute Of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States
New England's Largest Conference for Citizen Activists protecting public health and the environment!


For details, visit www.toxicsaction.org.

Toxics Action Center and the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund invite you to Environmental Action 2006, our 20th annual environmental leadership conference on March 18, 2006 at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.

Our keynote speaker this year is Craig Williams, Director of the Chemical Weapons Working Group and the Kentucky Environmental Foundation. Against overwhelming odds, Craig led a successful grassroots campaign to stop the US Army from disposing chemical weapons with incinerators at four locations across the country. Dr. Marshall Ganz, lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University, is our featured speaker. Marshall got his start as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi and later as the Organizing Director with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers in California. He now teaches and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics.

The conference will offer over 35 workshops to help you develop skills and strategies to win your fights against pollution in your communities, including:

- Generating Front Page Media Coverage
- Winning the Support of Elected Officials
- Recruiting New Members for Your Group
- Planning a Winning Campaign
- Fundraising and Grant Writing

Other workshops will focus on the particular issues all of us are working on, including hazardous waste cleanup, pesticide-free lawns, safe cosmetics, global warming, liquid natural gas, landfills and trash transfer stations, recycling, land protection, sprawl, greenways and rails to trails, and diesel and air pollution.

You will have the opportunity to discuss environmental and public health threats and solutions with experts in the field. You can network throughout the day with other activists and decision-makers, including Bob Golledge, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, who will be there to answer your questions about any local concerns. You can make connections with other activists at one of our issue summits on pesticides, energy, and solid waste. You can visit with old friends and make new ones at the post-conference party.

Environmental Action 2006 is a day to recognize our many victories over the year and be inspired to go back to our communities and continue the fight to protect the health and safety of our families.

See all of the conference workshops, browse the silent auction prizes, learn more about the speakers, see who is cosponsoring the event, register, and get directions to Wentworth at www.toxicsaction.org over the upcoming weeks.

Registration is $50 to cosponsor, $30 pre-paid and $35 at the door. Breakfast, a reception, and childcare are included.

Email Jamie at jamie@toxicsaction.org, or call her at (617) 747-4362 with questions.
Geographical Scope: Regional

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