Senior Action for Sustainable Neighborhoods

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Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement
1997 Annual Conference
Senior Power for Sustainable Neighborhoods
May 14-16, 1997
Alexandria, VA 

The Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI) is a non-profit
organization whose mission is involvement of senior citizens in addressing
environmental concerns at the local, state and federal levels.  In the
four years of its existence, EASI has developed and replicated community
service models to address public health and environmental issues such as
radon exposure in the home, source water protection, energy conservation,
community liaison at hazardous waste sites, and global climate change. 
EASI's Senior Environment Corps has chapters in 10 states.  EASI works
with senior, environmental and volunteer groups including:
*  American Association of Retired Persons
*  American Public Health Association
*  National Council on Aging
*  National Association of Physicians for the Environment
*  National Wildlife Federation
*  North American Coalition of Religion and Environment
*  Coastal America
*  Corporation for National Service
*  Izaak Walton League of America
*  Renew America
*  Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Participating governmental organizations include:
*  US Department of Agriculture Forest Service
*  US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
*  US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Aging
*  US Environmental Protection Agency
*  US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management.

EASI's 1997 annual conference, Senior Power for Sustainable Neighborhoods,
 combines leadership training, national recognition for senior volunteers
and their exemplary environmental service programs, training in and
opportunities for fund-raising, and education on environmental and public
health issues.  There are 5 plenary sessions featuring nationally-known
public opinion leaders.  There are 4 distinct tracks of 5 workshops each:
1.  Leadership Training
2.  Getting Financial Support
3.  Model Programs
4.  Defining the Issues

An adjoining exhibition will be open to the public.

Who Should Attend?
--Local, state and national organizations that want to mobilize senior
volunteers in solving environmental and public health problems.
--Local , state and federal government program directors who want to
develop senior environmental volunteer programs benefiting senior health
and/or community public health and the environment.
--Senior citizens who want to participate in ensuring a quality
environment for their children and grandchildren.
--Community interest groups that want to develop successful programs
involving seniors.
--Business organizations that want to partner with successful community,
state, and national volunteer programs.

What Will You Get Out of the Conference?
--Training to develop and manage successful senior environmental and
public health volunteer programs.
--Education in timely, topical public health and environmental issues.
--Contacts with community, state and national environmental, public
health, volunteer and senior organizations and leaders.
--Training in identifying and obtaining resources for your program.
--Visit Washington, DC metropolitan area in the springtime!

The conference will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Old Town,
Alexandria, VA.  Call (703) 683-6000 by April 14 to assure lodging at the
special EASI rate.  Registration for the conference itself (by April 14,
1997) is $185; on-site registration is $250.  Registration includes all
preprinted materials, admission to all sessions, snacks, breakfasts
5/15-16, and the luncheon, reception and banquet on 5/16.  There is an
optional Potomac River dinner cruise on 5/14 for an additional $50.  

Visit EASI's home page at <> to learn more about EASI
and its associated organizations, and about the conference and exhibition.
 On-line registration for the conference and exhibition is available.  Or
you may send payment and registration to EASI 1997 Conference, 8733 Old
Dumfries Road, Catlett, VA  20119.

For more information, contact Harlow Knight Associates, 5615 N. 26th
Street, Arlington, VA   22207.  Telephone (703) 241-0019; Fax: (703)
538-5504; Email: Mknighteco at

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