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Sustainable Sweden Trip

>                        SUSTAINABLE SWEDEN TOUR SUMMARY
>Come participate in an important new sustainability exchange with Swedish
>leaders and go on a unique tour of Sustainable Sweden August 11-22 with the
>Science Museum of Minnesota, the Natural Step and other groups committed to
>sustainability.  It's a great way to combine a fun summer eco-vacation with
>a life-changing learning experience.
>As environmental and business leader Paul Hawken says:  "Whether you're
>involved in business, government, agriculture, education or communities,
>this tour offers a unique opportunity to go inside Sweden and meet the
>leaders who are developing creative solutions to pressing problems, while
>saving money, creating jobs and preserving Nature's productive eco-systems.
>If you want to have a vision of a sustainable future in practice and want to
>help make it happen in your hometown, go on this tour."
>We'll travel the length and breadth of magnficent Sweden to visit some of
>the world's best examples of sustainable businesses, municipalities, farms
>and schools, while enjoying a smorgasbord of delicious food, extraordinary
>sights, and other delights.  We have a diverse group from all over the US
>and even Japan that will build on-going relationships and partnerships with
>our counterparts in Sweden.
>If you're interested, please immediately contact either Bill Allen of the
>Science Museum of Minnesota (612-221-4513; email: ballen@sci.mus.mn.us) or
>Terry Gips (612-374-4765; email: tgips@mtn.org).  Also, please let others
>know who you think might be interested.
>Sponsored by the Science Museum of MN with The Natural Step, MN Office of
>Environmental Assistance, Business for Social Responsibility--Upper Midwest,
>American Swedish Institute and Others
>Depart August 11 - Return August 22, 1997  Basic Tour $2995 ($2895 Sponsor
>Members) + air   
>Optional Extensions:  August 22-25  Land of the Midnight Sun, the Sami
>(Lapps) and Reindeer ($1400)
>August 26-29  The Enchanting Eco-Island of Gotland: Ancient Viking and
>Medieval Culture ($1300) 
>Sweden has long been one of the world's most advanced societies--from its
>cutting-edge environmental practices and technology to its effective
>decentralized governmental structure and highly regarded societal policies.
>If you have ever wondered how they do it, come join us for a unique, inside
>look at a society committed to sustainability.  Mixing business and
>pleasure, you'll sample a rich smorgasbord of  sustainable development
>success stories, Sami (Lapp) culture, spectacular sights and spas, delicious
>cuisine and other delights.
>At the core of the trip is the desire to understand how Sweden's business,
>scientific, government, cultural and community leaders have joined together
>through such initiatives as Agenda 21 (the local version of the United
>Nation's action plan for the 21st century) and The Natural Step (TNS), a
>scientifically-based consensus educational framework developed in Sweden.
>The King has given his backing to both Agenda 21 and TNS.  TNS concepts are
>being utilized by more than 300 corporations and more than half of Sweden's
>288 municipalities to save money, expand employment, create competitive
>advantage and build community through creative partnerships.  Together they
>have inspired millions of young people to develop their own computer
>networks, Youth Parliament, tv programs and environmental projects.
>You will meet the inspiring leaders and scientists who developed
>prize-winning public and private environmental initiatives, from the
>ecomunicipalities (communities committed to ecological and economic
>sustainability) that won the King's Agenda 21 Award and eco-schools to the
>world's greenest hotel chain and largest appliance manufacturer.  You'll
>even visit the first McDonald's to serve veggie burgers and organic milk.
>Our accommodations will include the ancient kings' luxurious Lokabrun
>healing springs spa and a passenger ship in Stockholm's picturesque harbor. 
>We will travel the length and breadth of Sweden, primarily by private coach
>but also by public transportation, train, boat, and foot so we can gain a
>sense of Sweden's remarkable transport system.  Each day we will visit a
>different host organization or municipality so that you will develop a
>sophisticated understanding of Sweden's diversity and a strong network for
>future partnerships.  We'll combine formal and informal learning with
>opportunities to unwind and enjoy the summer sun, recreation and culture
>that form such an integral part of sustainable Sweden.
>The Basic Trip begins in Stockholm at The Natural Step headquarters across
>from the magnificent Royal Castle.  After gaining a sense of Stockholm and
>its public and private sustainable development initiatives, we'll visit an
>outstanding organic farm and the ecomunicipality of Katrineholm.  Then on to
>Tronas in Smaland, before reaching Gothenburg and the popular carless island
>of Marstrand on the magnificent west coast.  We'll travel through the lake
>country of Orebro and Hallefors, east to Uppsala, and back to Stockholm.
>The basic trip will end at Sanga-Saby, Sweden's first fossil fuel free, ISO
>9000 and 1400 certified conference center.  We'll visit the Farmer's Union
>model farm, have agricultural and forestry roundtables, and debrief with
>Swedish leaders while enjoying the lake, solar pool and closing banquet.
>For the first optional extension, we'll travel north by train to the Land of
>the Midnight Sun, just south of the Arctic Circle, home to the indigenous
>Samis (Lapps) and their reindeer.  We'll visit Sorsele (Sweden's second
>ecomunicipality) and Mala (center of the nuclear storage debate), both with
>creative education and sustainable job creation efforts in a setting of
>spectacular rivers, forests and Europe's largest nature preserve.  In the
>mountains above Ammarnas we'll experience the Samis' ancient reindeer
>culture and follow the reindeer route down to Umea, Sweden's environmental
>The second optional extension will travel back in time to the ancient Viking
>and medieval eco-island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, one of Sweden's most
>comprehensive examples of sustainable development, from eco-schools to wind
>For more information, as soon as possible please contact:  Bill Allen,
>Science Museum of MN, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul, MN 55101; T: 612-221-4513;
>F: 612-221-4528; Email: ballen@sci.mus.mn.us  or Terry Gips, Sustainability
>Associates,  2584 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55405  T: 612-374-4765  F:
>612-377-6019; email: tgips@mtn.org     June 24, 1997 Draft
>At 12:45 PM 7/4/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>Below is a schedule of upcoming trainings for the Great Lakes Women's
>>Leadership Network - please post.Subject: Great Lakes Women's Leadership
>>See schedule of trainings listed below:
>>Mission Statement:
>>   The Great Lakes Women's Leadership Network is a broadbased,
>>multicultural, intergenerational organization formed to mentor and support
>>Great Lakes' women. Through leadership skills training, education and
>>networking, we seek to foster personal empowerment and social change.
>>The Great Lakes Women's Leadership Network project is sponsored by the
>>Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education and funded by the
>>Kellogg Foundation.
>>This ongoing project was originally started at a meeting of Great Lakes'
>>women in Lake Geneva in 1994. This meeting was followed by a women's
>>gathering at the 1995 International Joint Commission meeting in Duluth. 
>>As part of this project a Women's Caucus is scheduled for the 1997 IJC
>>meeting, scheduled to be held in Toronto, Ontario between October
>>31-November 2nd. 
>>The GLWLN project seeks to provide skills training as well as support for
>>women leaders and potential leaders around the Great Lakes basin.
>>GLWLN has three components: a fifteen member women advisory board made up
>>of women from around the Great Lakes basin, both United States and Canada,
>>attended a training in Chicago, Illinois in March, 1997 to formulated a
>>leadership network structure. These women are now holding trainings around
>>the Great Lakes. Contact us at lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us for the schedule of
>>trainings. As part of the project EAGLE is also compiling a directory of
>>women with skills and issues expertise from around the Great Lakes which
>>will be available in December of 1997.
>>If you would like to be listed in the directory, contact us for more
>>The first training was held in Duluth, MN on May 3rd with over 60 women
>>attending.  Topics discussed ranged from public speaking, developing
>>leadership skills, and working with the media to yoga/self massage and
>>networking strategies. Below is a list of currently scheduled trainings:
>>Lake Michigan Training: Saturday, July 12th
>>Note: Limited to first 25 women
>>Lee Bott's home, Indiana Dunes
>>Free, lunch provided (donations requested)
>>Contact: Liane Clorfene Casten for more information 847-869-9144
>>(Liane Clorfene Casten) lcasten@aol.com
>>Regional Training - Lake Michigan 
>>Saturday, Sept. 13
>>9:30 - 4:00 pm
>>Wauwatosa Public Library
>>76 and North Ave.
>>Milwaukee, WI
>>Contact: Kira  Henschel at Goblinfern@aol.com
>>Listing of future workshops will be sent out as they are scheduled.
>>We are also looking for volunteers to help organize regional trainings
>>if you are interested in helping please contact us at EAGLE.
>>For more information, contact us at above email address or
>>c/o EAGLE
>>394 Lake Ave. South, #308
>>Duluth, MN 55802
>>218-726-1828(work and fax-call first)
>>Jan Conley and Debbie Ortman, Co-Directors
>>GLWLN Advisory Board Members (partial list):
>>Lake Superior:
>>Rosie Loeffler-Kemp
>>Duluth, MN  
>>218-722-8557 Work
>>218-722-1754 Fax
>>Lake Michigan:
>>Liane Clorfene Casten
>>Evanston, IL
>>847-869-9144 Home
>>847-869-9145 Fax
>>Nancy Kelly
>>Gary, IN
>>219-882-2995 Home
>>Lake Erie:
>>Monica Wroblewski 
>>Bartlett, IL
>>email:    Monica_Wroblewski@yr.com (through August 15)
>>Jeannine Ralph
>>Port Colborne, Ontario
>>905-685-1571 Work
>>905-685-5205 Fax
>>Lake Huron:
>>Joan D'Argo
>>Traverse City, MI
>>616-933-0121 Work/Fax (call)
>>Kathy Brosemer
>>Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
>>705-945-1573 Work
>>705-945-0595 Fax
>>Lake Ontario:
>>Sandra Crockard
>>Toronto, Ontario
>>416-691-9370 Work
>>416-691-9582 Fax
>>Diane Heminway
>>Medina, NY
>>716-798-0111 Work
>>716-798-0146 Fax
>>At Large:
>>Kira Henschel
>>Milwaukee, WI
>>414-964-5758 Work
>>608-236-9111 Fax
>>Valerie Cromie
>>Niagara Falls, Ontario
>>905-374-8113 Work
>>905-374-5064 Fax
>>Monica Rogers
>>Grand Rapids, MI
>>616-771-3968 Work
>>616-771-4005 Fax
>>Jane Wilkins
>>Belfountain, Ontario
>>519-927-5924 Home
>>519-927-9828 Fax
>>Laura Rose Day
>>National Wildlife Federation
>>Ann Arbor, MI
>>313-769-351 Work
>>313-769-1449 Fax
>>Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education
>>394 Lake Ave. South, #308
>>Duluth, MN 55802
>>(218) 726-1828
>>email: lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us
>>Debbie Ortman
>>Jan Conley
Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education
394 Lake Ave. South, #308
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-1828
email: lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us
Debbie Ortman
Jan Conley