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UNCED / Earth Summit
World Summit on Sustainable Development, PrepCom 3 New York, NY
2002.03-2002.04
World Summit on Sustainable Development, PrepCom 2 New York, NY
2002.01-2002.02
Sustainable Energy & Environment Division, UNDP New York, NY
1997.05-1997.08
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 Heart Convocation Tucson, AZ
1992.02-1992.02
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
On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit Geneve, Switzerland
1991.09-1992.02
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
Center for Our Common Future
  • Provided global electronic distribution of Network 92, the newsletter of the Centre for Our Common Future to NGOs participating in preparations for The Earth Summit / UN Conference on Environment & Developmnet, held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. The success of this initiative can be measured in part by the fact that a print version of Network '92 typically would be received in Baltimore, MD at the same time as the next issue was received and redistributed electronically.
Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04-1992.06
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
Citizens' Consultation on UNCED Washington, DC
1990.10-1990.10
Citizens' Consultation on UNCED - preparations Washington, DC
1990.07-1990.10
International NGO Strategy Group Geneva & New York,
1990.04-1992.06
Caring for Creation secretariat Washington, DC
1990.04-1990.06
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
FGC Gathering 1989 Canton, NY
1989.07-1989.07
Friends in Global Networks Baltimore, MD
1989.07-1989.12
Globescope Pacific Assembly and Global Tomorrow Coalition Washington, DC
1989.07-1989.11
FWCC Triennial - Section of the Americas
  • Participated in the Triennial Meeing of the Friends World Committee on Consultation with a focus on a concern with Unity with Nature. The meeting had an overall theme, from Micah, 6:8 "... and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" and included a focus on the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation movement in the World Council of Churches and on the preparation for the 1992 Earth Summit,
Des Moines, IA
1989.05-1989.05
Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Beyond Baltimore, MD
1989.05-


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