SETAC on Earth Day 2011
Marc Greenberg, US Environmental Protection Agency and Stefanie Giese-Bogdan, 3M
SETAC needs your involvement in our participation in the 41st Earth Day, which is scheduled for 22 April 2011. Earth Day serves to increase awareness of important environmental quality issues including sustainable development, water resources, energy, recycling and waste reduction, green economy, conservation and biodiversity, and environmental education. Many of these issues are within SETAC’s mission and therefore, our presence during Earth Day 2011 was set as a Society goal. While many individual members of SETAC regularly participate in annual Earth Day activities and celebrations, SETAC as an organization can bring sound science to the dialogue.
We would like to use the experience SETAC members have gained with Earth Day events and create a resource for our members as well as plan for SETAC’s participation in this national event. If you would like to share your ideas and experiences with us or have materials that you developed for an Earth Day activity (such as teaching at a school, etc.), we have created a “SETAC at Earth Day 2011” link on the SETAC Communities page under Open Communities. After logging in with your member login information, you will be able to upload materials and messages to share by clicking on the “New topic” icon and following the subsequent instructions. We look forward to your contributions!
If you are interested in participating in planning for SETAC’s involvement on Earth Day, please join us at the SETAC Public Relations and Communication Committee (PRCC) meeting on Monday, November 8, 2010 from 5-6 p.m. in Room D138 during the SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting in Portland.
Author contact information: Greenberg.Marc@epamail.epa.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org
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