Forest Transition in Spotlight at Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and

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From: "wafcdc at americanlands.org" <wafcdc at americanlands.org>
Subject: Forest Transition in Spotlight at Alliance for Sustainable  Jobs and the Environment (ASJE) Membership Meeting, April 1-2,  Portland OR

To: All Activists
From: Jim Jontz and Ivan Maluski
Date: March 30, 2000

Forest Transition in Spotlight at Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the
Environment (ASJE) Membership Meeting,
April 1-2, Portland OR

Activists with the means to travel to Portland OR this weekend should
consider attending the first membership meeting of the Alliance for
Sustainable Jobs and the Environment, April 1-2, 2000, in Room 26 of the
Smith Center on the campus of Portland State University on Broadway Street
near downtown Portland.

The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday; registration is at the
door or on the ASJE web site, http:\\www.asje.org

This meeting will be critical to the success of the Alliance in launching a
cooperative agenda for labor and environmental groups in working toward
three goals in the coming year: addressing rogue corporations like the
Maxxam Corporation; following up on the Seattle WTO Ministerial to take on
other global financial institutions like the IMF; and promoting innovative
approaches to issues like forest landscape restoration that offer
opportunities to create good jobs, while protecting the environment.

Forest landscape restoration and job creation will be featured on Saturday
afternoon beginning with a presentation by Stuart Cowan, Conservation
Economy Research Director for Ecotrust.  A discussion will follow about
opportunities to reform the Northwest Forest plan to focus on creating jobs
through landscape restoration, rather than commodity production.  This
session is very timely in relation to the current campaign by American Lands
and other groups to end the logging of old growth forests, and shift the
focus of public lands management to landscape restoration.  

Other speakers at the conference will include David Brower, one of the
cofounders of ASJE; David Foster, District 10 Director for the United
Steelworkers of America; and Ronnie Dugger with the Alliance for Democracy. 

If you cannot attend this weekend still consider becoming a member of ASJE.
Use the webs site referenced above for membership information.

If you would like to be a part of efforts to help tranform forest management
to focus on creating jobs, and protecting the environment through landscape
restoration, contact Ivan Maluski at phone (503)978-9454,
mailto:pseudotsuga at earthlink.net 


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