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E-M:/ Taking Enviro-Mich to the Next Step

Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com

Now that Enviro-Mich is up and running as the 
"community electronic commons" on Michigan environment
and conservation perhaps it is time to take this to the 
next step.....

Here is a draft/rough proposal for establishing  
Michigan environmental chat forums......

We would set up a weekly time for each chat.... Enviro-Mich
would be used to announce introductory agendas for
chat meetings.

I need to know whether weeknights or weekends would
be better.

We would do this with ICQ software which is widely available
(more on this later)....

I propose 4 chat groups to start.   Each chat group would
have a volunteer chairperson (who is not me)
and a set one hour time each week to 


EM:/ Land/water/forests/recreation chat  --   open to anyone

For general Michigan discussion of landuse, wetlands, forests,
land/water based recreation and its impacts


EM:/ Pollution/toxics/pesticides chat  -- open to anyone

For air and water pollution, toxics, health impacts and 
regulation, hazardous/solid/liquid waste management, pesticides


EM:/ Michigan Environmental Council Strategic Chat   -- open to a 
select list of key enviro insiders, organizational board members,
key volunteers

This would be a chat to focus on key Michigan legislative and 
administrative agency campaign focused discussion on hot,
current issues


EM:/ Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter Caucus   -- open to members
of the Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter

This chat would be  to discuss organizational 
strategies, program planning, key emphasis activities of the 
Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter 

Would folks be interested in Regional Chats??  (i.e. UP, Southeast
Michigan, Western Michigan,  Northern Lower Peninsula???))

Please give me feedback on whether people on the list would
be interested in this, how it should be structured if we do 
this and whether it is worth the effort to pursue.


Alex Sagady

Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  asagady@sojourn.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039  
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)

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