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H2O Partners New York, NY
2003.10-
Pumped Up for Peace
  • A project for young people to raise funds and awareness for freshwater-related projects in indigenous low-income communities developing countries. The project with a focus on support for low-cost, low-maintenance water pumps and water filtration systems for use in rural and agricultural communities and for education in sustainability and peace. The project was initiated in the NGO Committee on Education, and has been adopted by the United Nations CyberSchoolBus project.
New York, NY
2003.05-
Digital Tree of Life New York, NY
2002.08-
Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York New York, NY
2002.08-
Listening to the City New York, NY
2002.07-
World Summit on Sustainable Development, PrepCom 3 New York, NY
2002.03-2002.04
Earth Values Caucus New York, NY
2001.10-
The Ark of Hope
  • The Ark of Hope - and the Temenos Books that it carries - is an artists' vehicle for expressing a commitment to the Earth Charter. Met the Ark of Hope when it arrived at the 79th Street boat basin in New York, and carried it - with a good load of books inside - to 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue - and on the final section of the journey to the Interfaith Center of New York. Subsequently co-organized an exhibit booth at the Clearwter Hudson River Revival Festival at Croton Point Park in June 2002.
New York, NY
2001.09-
Financing for Development, PrepCom 3 New York, NY
2001.04-2001.05
Ad Hoc Open Ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development, 2nd Session New York, NY
2001.02-2001.03
Financing for Development Forum New York, NY
2000.11-2001.08
8th Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
2000.04-2000.05
Ad Hoc Open Ended Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Energy and Sustainable Development, 1st Session New York, NY
2000.03-2000.06
7th Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1999.04-1999.04
Friends General Conference 1988
  • Active participant in workshop sessions on Unity with Nature, including a focus on consideration of sets of Queries developed by Monthly and Yearly Meetings on Unity with Nature and ways in which Friends; participated in informal meetings of Friends concerned with Unity with Nature.
Boone, NC
1988.07-1988.07
Ad Hoc Sustainable Kitchen Caucus & Collective New York, NY
1998.04-1998.05
Holistic Approaches to Freshwater: An Information Ecology Orientation
  • Development of an outline framework for a holistic information ecology approach to freshwater resources - revising the document that had been prepared for the by an international Expert Group that met in Zimbabwe, with an integrating focus on the use of an information ecology approach.

    The information ecology approach would take advantages of the powers and economics of information and communications technology to allow broad-based, timely free access to water-related information, and to allow for a systematic process of public feedback on water-related problems, incorporating an online geographic information system / relational database approach that can make vital water-related information readily available and accessible.

New York, NY
1998.04-
Information Ecology Curriculum New York, NY
1998.02-
6th Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1998.04-1998.05
Ad Hoc Working Group on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment New York, NY
1997.10-
19th Special Session of the General Assembly New York, NY
1997.06-1997.06
Sustainable Energy & Environment Division, UNDP New York, NY
1997.05-1997.08
5th Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1997.04-1997.04
Information Ecology Caucus, CSD NGO Steering Committee New York, NY
1997.02-2000.03
NGO Committee on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1996.09-1999.06
4th Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1996.04-1996.05
Towards Earth Summit II - NGO/CSD Steering Committee New York, NY
1997.03-1997.07
Habitat II Online Partnership Plan of Action
  • Conceived, developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy for exchange of, and access to, information among partners in preparation for the 1996 Habitat II Conference; managed and moderated electronic mailing lists for Habitat II participants and for related NGO Committees and networks; generated directories of NGO participants; established and maintained a web site for Habitat II that was recognized as the official conference site; developed structured web site for the Habitat Agenda and for follow-up to to the agreements reached by U.N. Member States.
New York, NY
1996.03-
Habitat II Preparations New York, NY
1994.09-1996.10
3rd Session, Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1995.04-1995.04
The Other Economic Summit / US New York, NY
1995.04-
Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) New York, NY
1994.07-1994.12
United Nations Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development
  • Designed and developed an Internet gopher incorporating comprehensive documentation from the Commission on Sustainable Development and the World Summit for Social Development; developed user manual for the gopher and a procedures manual for development and maintenance of the gopher. Member of Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (DPCSD) Task Force of NGO Focal Points; drafted Task Force recommendations on an integrated database for NGO contacts in DPCSD.
New York, NY
1994.06-1994.10
RIOD - Desertification Network Geneva, Switzerland
1993.09-
One World Now
  • Set up and managed the OWN database for One World Now contact information; re-organized WordPerfect mailing lists, imported the data into the OWN DataPerfect database and generated directories and listings of contact information; provided training and technical support in WordPerfect and for data retrieval entry, editing in DataPerfect and WordPerfect. Compiled and organized One World Now's bookkeeping records using Quicken® 5.0 and generated detailed financial reports. Prepared reports on UN Conferences and Conventions, including Earth Summit follow-up, preparations for the Convention on Desertification and Drought and the Parliament of WOrld's Religions.
Houston, TX
1993.08-1993.12
UN Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1993.06-
NGO Steering Committee to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development New York, NY
1993.05-2001.05
Ideas for Tomorrow Today
  • Edited and published final version of the NGO Alternative Treaties - in book form and on diskette - as "Alternative Treaties: Synergistic Processes for Sustainable Communities and Global Responsibility". Made available diskette copies of the Rio Agreements and the database of UNCED-accredited NGOs. Created a full-text relational database of the Rio Agreements - Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, Convention on Biodiversity, Framework Climate Convention, NGO Alternative Treaties and the Women's Action Agenda. Created, corrected and updated a database of signatories of the treaties. Edited and published an issue of NGO Alternative Treaties Bulletin.
Milbrook, United Kingdom
1992.09-1993.03
Da Zi Bao at Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06-1992.06
Earth Summit PrepCom 4 New York, NY
1992.03-1992.04
Global Structures Convocation Washington, DC
1992.02-1992.02
International Synergy Institute
  • Active participation in, and monitoring of, the proceedings of the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Convention on Desertification, the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, the World Summit for Social Development, the International Conference on Population and Development, the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Open-Ended Working Group on the Review of Arrangements for Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations; in all these proceedings, this involved a leadership role in promoting the compilation and dissemination of documents in electronic format -- on disk and via electronic communications -- and the provision of support in the use of information and communication technology by representatives of non-governmental organizations participating in the above proceedings.
Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
Synergistic Processes project
  • The principal focus project has been the application of information and communication technology in support of effective communication, access to information, and broad-based participation for the non-governmental organization community in the UNCED process and follow-up activities.

    Member of facilitation team at the 1993 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, co-edited Your Voice interactive bulletin, with responsibility for special issues that organized and presented reports from a Parliament of the People and from the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.

    During the UNCED preparations, project activities included the publication of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin at PrepCom IV and at the Global Forum in Rio; the latter involved publication of the bulletin in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French with a total staff, including volunteers, of 115 people. After Rio, the work involved compilation and publication of the Alternative Treaties, dissemination on disk of the official Rio agreements and the alternative treaties in several languages, the design, implementation and dissemination of a database of the NGOs accredited to UNCED and the organization of the text of the Rio agreements and the alternative treaties into a full text searchable database.

Baltimore, MD
1992.01-1995.06
Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Exchange Process Baltimore, MD
1991.12-1992.06
Roots of the Future: International NGO Conference Paris, France
1991.11-1991.12
Earth Summit PrepCom 3 Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08-1991.08
International NGO Forum preparations Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08-1994.03
Alliance of Northern People for Environment & Development Brussels, Belgium
1991.05-1993.01
Fifth World Conference of Friends Elspeet, The Netherlands
1991.06-1991.06
Earth Summit PrepCom 2 Geneva, Switzerland
1991.03-1991.04
On The Line - EcoNet/ Institute for Global Communications San Francisco, CA
1991.03-1991.09
Earth Summit PrepCom 1 Nairobi, Kenya
1990.08-1990.08
Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
  • Guides and directs Information Habitat - a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council - with a focus on promoting the understanding and practice of information ecology as a holistic life science and as a framework to support a global transition to knowledge-based economies, societies and environments. Throughout the global conferences of the 1990s, Information Habitat has been the leading pioneer in the systematic application of information and communications technologies in support of broad-based participation, access to information and networking by NGOs involved in the work of the United Nations, and the development of an information ecology framework that can support a transition to sustainability, human rights, justice and peace, in the context of an integrated follow up to the agreements of the United Nations Conferences of the 1990s and their reconciliation with international trade and investment agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1990.06-
Caring for Creation
  • Active participation and networking in this major interfaith conference on religion and the Earth; organized and staffed an exhibit on Information Habitat: Where Information Lives, demonstrating the power of microcomputers and electronic conferences to enable unprecented storage of, and access to, information, with a focus on access to documents relating to preparations for the Earth Summit; prepared an outline presentation of Hands-on Healing; participated in workshop discussions on UNCED participation and the uses of information and communications technology.
Washington, DC
1990.06-1999.06
International NGO Strategy Group Geneva & New York,
1990.04-1992.06
US Citizens Network on UNCED Washington, DC
1990.10-1992.06
Earth Summit / UNCED Preparations
  • Active participant in and facilitator of the NGO participation process, beginning with preparations for the organizing session of the Preparatory Committee. Initially attending under the auspices of an Earthcare Interfaith Network, and was one of the key organizers of the US Citizens Network on UNCED. Pioneered the use of electronic communication, email in support of broad-based participation. Served as primary support for NGO computer centers at PrepComs. Active participant in the NGO Strategy Group, and Chair of its Information and Communications Committee. Eventually received accreditation under the auspices of the International Synergy Institute. Created database of accredited NGOs and NGO Representatives and full-text searchable database of the Rio Agreements.
Baltimore, MD
1989.05-1992.06
EcoNet, Institute for Global Communications
  • Facilitated international electronic conferences for public participation in preparation for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; design and presentation of workshops on electronic conferencing. Provided technical assistance and support to key information providers - e.g. Centre for Our Common Future, UN Non Government Liaison Service, Environmental Liaison Centre International and the Environment and Energy Study Institute - in disseminating their newsletters and information on-line plus training and technical support to many NGO representatives. During UNCED PrepCom II and III in Geneva, managed the electronic communications room for NGOs at the Palais des Nations, providing technical support, assistance and resources in word processing and electronic communications for NGO representatives.
San Francisco, CA
1989.11-1992.09
Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends Baltimore, MD
1989.08-1991.08
FGC Gathering 1989 Canton, NY
1989.07-1989.07
Globescope Pacific Assembly and Global Tomorrow Coalition Washington, DC
1989.07-1989.11
Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond Baltimore, MD
1989.05-
Greater Waverly Urban Farming Cooperative Baltimore, MD
1981.04-1991.06
Global Business Hearings on Financing for Development
  • Circulated a paper on Financing for Development and Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy sdddressing critical opportunities and challenges in the context of the ECOSOC 2000 Ministerial Declaration on Development and international cooperation in the twenty-first century: the role of information technology in the context of a knowledge-based global economy.
New York, NY
2000.12-2000.12


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