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E-M:/ Internet Workshops for Gr.Lakes Env.Groups
- Subject: E-M:/ Internet Workshops for Gr.Lakes Env.Groups
- From: Clark Forden <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 13:51:26 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: Clark Forden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Enviro-Mich message from Clark Forden <email@example.com>
** Introducing **
"Internet for Enviros"
Free Intermediate Workshops
For Conservation Groups in the Great Lakes Vicinity
One-day events during June and July 1997 in nine locations
Conducted by the Environmental Support Center's
Great Lakes Networking Project
Outreach, Organizing, and Advocacy Through the Internet
Electronic Publishing: Appropriate Options
World Wide Web Design and Strategies
Netiquette and the Challenges of Managing Interactive Forums
Internet Resources for Your Issue Areas
Virtual Meetings: Strengths and Pitfalls
Managing Info-load (info. overload)
Leadership Through the Internet
Taking the Hard Out of Hardware
Internet Input and Support from Peers in Your Area
Initiate Your Electronic Networking
"We are open to your suggestions."
Free, to accepted applicant organizations (meals will be provided and travel
expenses will be covered for some groups).
One prerequisite for acceptance into this workshop will be your ability to
submit your application via email. Applications will only be provided in an
electronic text format. Request your application through one of the
1 Via the World Wide Web at the following address: www.envsc.org.
2 Send a blank email message (no text in its body) to the auto-reply email
address firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form will be sent to you
automatically by email.
3 Via a normal request done by email to email@example.com.
4 Via telephone at 202-966-9834 or by fax at 202-966-4398. Our hours are
** Requests must have an accurate email address for us to send an
application form to.
** If you have any questions please feel fee to call Clark Forden, Project
Manager at 202-966-9834. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You or your organization:
* must be able to submit an application via email, somehow, and receive a
reply from us by email.
* must be in or near the Great Lakes Basin, be either a local, state or
regional nonprofit with a portion of its resources devoted to environmental
* will be given special preference if you work on water quality issues in
the Great Lakes Basin, otherwise preference will be given to those that
advocate, organize, litigate or empower citizens to work on environmental
issues; serve low-income people and/or people of color; and have limited
* may have preference if you attended the project's introductory workshop,
though you will need to place another application for this event.
* will be pleased to note that except for the pre-requisite of email
ability, no organization is required to meet all of these criteria. Some
organizations assisted by this project in the past have none of these
INVITATION TO APPLY:
Considering the eligibility criteria, you and your organization are invited
to apply for participation in our project's Intermediate level workshop.
Please choose a location that is convenient to you. For instance, you might
be located in southwestern Ontario and Flint, Michigan is closest to you.
Feel free apply to attend the Flint workshop.
LOCATIONS, DATES AND HOSTS:
CHICAGO AREA, TUESDAY, JUNE 10
Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
Environmental Programs, Purdue University Calumet
WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, JUNE 12
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Wisconsin
College of Natural Resources, UW Stevens Point
NORTHERN ONTARIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Environmental Studies Faculty, Sault College
SOUTHERN ONTARIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 20
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Division of the Environment, UofT
NEW YORK, MONDAY, JUNE 23
Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York
Great Lakes United
OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 10
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Water Resources Research Institute at KSU
MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JULY 11
University of Michigan Flint, Flint, Michigan
Regional Groundwater Center at UMFlint
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 (corrected)
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Lake Superior Binational Forum
MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 (corrected)
University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
Professional Development Center, UMDuluth
THE GREAT LAKES NETWORKING PROJECT:
The Great Lakes Environmental Movement Computer Networking Project (GLNP) is
an activity of the Environmental Support Center. The project's mission is
to increase the Internet communications and technological capacity of groups
working in the Great Lakes watershed. Specifically the project was setup to
enhance collaboration among Great Lakes organizations. Particularly as
states look to implement the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative (GLI).
This project will also convey additional future benefits —the skills,
strategies, and application of Internet technologies to increase the speed
and effectiveness of environmental protection. In other words we are
interested in facilitating the implementation of GLI in the short term and
building organizational strengths in the long term.
The Project conducted ten introductory workshops throughout the Great Lakes
Region. Approximately 150 individuals representing 113 organization
attended these events. A basic hands-on introduction to the Internet was
provided where email and Web skills were emphasized. Theory and an
introduction to mailing lists and newsgroups were presented as well.
Support by email and telephone is being provided to Project participants.
FUTURE GLNP ACTIVITIES:
Future Project activities will include three or four advanced level
workshops. These will be targeted to specific organizations or coalitions in
the coming months. If you wish to be considered for this advanced stage, we
welcome you to contact us. Additionally, the Project will be assisting
qualified participant organizations with Internet-related software and
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT CENTER:
The Environmental Support Center's mission is to help improve the
environment in the U.S. (and Ontario via the Great Lakes Project) by
enhancing the health and well-being of local, state and regional
organizations working on environmental issues. ESC's programs in Training
and Organizational Assistance, Technology Resources, Workplace Solicitation,
State Environmental Leadership Conference, and the new Environmental Loan
Fund help these vital environmental groups become better managed, funded and
For more information on ESC visit our web page at www.envsc.org, call
202-966-9834, or email to email@example.com.
Clark Forden, Project Manager
Great Lake Networking Project
Environmental Support Center
4420 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20008-2301 USA
Tel: 1-202-966-9834 Fax: 1-202-966-4398
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.envsc.org
ENVIRO-MICH: Internet List and Forum for Michigan Environmental
and Conservation Issues and Michigan-based Citizen Action.
Postings to: email@example.com For info, send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with a one-line message body of "info enviro-mich"