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    Role: Accredited NGO
    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.
          habitat.igc.org/unced/
Baltimore, MD
1989.05-1992.06
    Documents
    Queries on Unity with Nature
    Queries, or probing questions, representing a compilation and synthesis of queries on Unity with Nature that had been developed by Friends (Quakers) at Monthly and Yearly meetings across the U.S.A., from a perspective that sees people in unity with nature, not apart from it. These queries were subsequently published as the Quaker contribution to the 1989 Environmental Sabbath resource guide developed by the U.N. Environment Programme.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/uwn.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.04
    Foundations for a Sustainable Common Future
    Identification of value issues that are key to a transition to a sustainable future; need for holistic approaches, interfaith cooperation, integrating faith and practice, networking skills, and participation in UNCED preparations. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, November 1989.
          habitat.igc.org/values/fscf.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Queries on Environment and Development
    A set of queries developed for Friends Committee on Unity with Nature for submission as testimony to the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles with the intention of examining spiritual dimensions of environment and development. The Queries were later used as key themes by the organizers of The Other Economic Summit in 1997 (TOES-97).
          habitat.igc.org/queries/qed.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Spiritual Reflections on Unity with Nature
    Reflections on the convergence of interests that are leading towards an interfaith, holistic, spiritual understanding of the importance of redefining our relationship with nature.
          habitat.igc.org/values/srouwn.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    An Earthcare Interfaith Network: A proposal for preparing input into the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Proposal for organizing faith communities to focus attention on the preparations for the 1992 UNCED process, with special reference to the Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) process of the World Council of Churches.

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Notes on a Nature Rights Amendment
    Preliminary notes discussing considerations for a Nature Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and proposed text of such an amendment that would give legal standing in the courts to the earth, or any part of it, any species of plant or animal, or any member of such species.

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    Balance with Nature
    Identification of an imbalance with nature as a central theme underlying the major global crises we face, and the need for a spiritual response. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, 1989.11
          habitat.igc.org/values/balance.htm

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    U.S. Citizens' Response to Sustainable Development: A Preliminary Report
    Action recommendations of the eight working groups -- organized by sector of society -- that met during the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles, November 1989, in US National Public Hearings on the Brundtland Report and in preparation for participation in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit.

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!
    "Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!" was dedicated as the Fifth Verse of the US National Anthem at an Interfaith Sunrise service at Fort McHenry, home of the Star-Spangled Banner and a brief description of how the Star Spangled Banner became adopted - through a grassroots process - as the U.S. National Anthem.
          habitat.igc.org/oh-say-can-you-see/index.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.04
    United Nations Conference on Environment & Development: Information, Public Participation & Comunication System: A Preliminary Proposal & Discussion of the Proposal
    Discussion of NGO communication and information needs as they relate to effective participation in the process of preparing for the 1992 UNCED; recommendations for design and structuring on-line electronic conferences to facilitate communications and access to information.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ippcs.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.06
    Workshop on Environmental Computer Networks: Report on the Proceedings
    Workshop discussion and recommendations focussed on strategies for increasing access to electronic communications in developing countries, including analysis of needs and the availability of existing resources.

New York, NY
1990.07
    On-Line and Real-time Conferences
    Discussion and notes on a proposal for structuring the use of on-line conferences in conjunction with real-time (conventional) conferences. Developed for the organizers of the Global Plant Species Information System, held in Delphi in 1990.07.

Baltimore, MD
1990.07
    Environment & Development Information Institute & Clearinghouse
    Draft proposal for the establishment of an Institute & Clearinghouse on the application of information technology to environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ediic.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.07
    Computer Communications & the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Alternative Technology for Communication and Participation by Non-government Organizations: A Concise Guide
    A brief overview of UNCED-related computer communications, the Concise Guide was produced for the first PrepCom meeting, and widely distributed by the UNCED Secretariat and vie electronic conferences and electronic mail.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/cc-unced.htm

Nairobi And Baltimore,
1990.08
    Citizens' Consultation on the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Conference Resources
    Compilation of information on UNCED, including brochure on the Citizens Alliance on UNCED (the proposed name of the U.S. Citizens Network before the consultation), proposed structure of the Alliance/Network, and directory of participants, generated from a DataPerfect database.

Washington, DC
1990.10
    Information, Environment & Development
    Proposal for the development of a cooperative U.S. initiative for the application of information technology resources in support of addressing environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ied.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    Information Clearinghouse: US Citizens Network on UNCED
    Concept paper for an Information Clearinghouse to coordinate the compilation and dissemination of information relating the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
          habitat.igc.org/docs/clearing.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    US Citizens Network on UNCED: Proposal and Plan of Action
    Successful funding proposal for the US Citizens Network defining objectives and structure. The proposal serves as a "boilerplate" format for national and regional citizen/NGO networks.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/uscnu.htm

Washington, DC
1990.12
    Communication Protocols for Keeping Information Alive
    Identification of formatting considerations that enhance clarity and readability when sending electronic mail and posting messages to online conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/protocol.htm

Baltimore, MD
1991.03
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit. A Project Proposal
    Successful proposal for a project of Econet / Institute of Global Communications -- funded by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -- with a conceptual framework and overview of methodology for On The Line, a publication to facilitate interactive preparation for the Earth Summit (UNCED), and designed for global electronic distribution as a typeset microcomputer document.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-prop.htm

Baltimore & San Francisco,
1991.04
    Towards an Earth Charter
    Proposed elements for inclusion in an Earth Charter; developed in response to an Interfaith workshop organized by the International Coordinating Committee on Religion and the Earth at Wainwright House in March 1991.
          habitat.igc.org/values/towards.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04
    Some Issues in Technology Transfer
    Critical analysis of technology transfer issues, seeking to unveil the full impact of technology transfer. including locus of power, ownership and control of economic institutions and the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact. Criteria and proposed conditions for alternative models of technology transfer are suggested.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/techtran.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.04
    Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations In Service to the Earth
    Cross-referenced, indexed database-generated directory of people, projects and organizations in service to the Earth.

Waynesville, NC
1991.05
    Expansion of Access to On-Line Communications
    Proposal for major expansion of access to computer and on-line resources among NGOs in developing countries and Eastern Europe.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/eaolc.htm

Baltimore, MD
1991.07
    Participating in the en.unced.general conference: Electronic conferencing in preparation for the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment & Development
    Overview of the need for using electronic communications for UNCED, and discussion of the nature of participation in an electronic conference.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/partic.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit
    Guide to on-line communication issues and resources related to the UNCED / Earth Summit preparations; highlights some key issues for PrepCom 3; overview of PrepCom 3 documents and UNCED-related electronic conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-1.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08
    Information, Communications, Eastern Europe and UNCED
    Analysis/discussion of critical information and communications needs of Eastern European NGOs, analysis of Eastern European information environment, and identification of strategic considerations.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/icee.htm

Budapest, Hungary
1991.09
    Sailing to Rio: Part I - PrepBoat
    A proposal for a Cairo-Gibraltar-New York boat, with an on-board conference, for NGO delegates to the 4th UNCED PrepCom in New York in March 1992. European and African delegates would join the boat at various ports in the Mediterranean; Arab and Asian delegates via the Suez Canal. A key focus of the on-board conference would be the geo-politics of trade.

Sittard, The Netherlands
1991.09
    Eastern European Participation in UNCED
    Discussion of the critical need for Eastern European NGOs to participate in the UNCED preparations, identification of key benefits, and strategic recommendations.

Prague, Czech Republic
1991.10
    Network & Communication Resources Exhibition/Demonstration, International NGO Conference, Paris
    Proposal for a demonstration of computer-based networking and communication resources during Roots of the Future, the major International NGO conference to be held in Paris in December 1991 - through the support of the government of France - in preparation for the Earth Summit. The proposal outlined plans for an on-site electronic network; the management of interactive documents, including a participatory newsletter; and the use of databases for UNCED-related documents and membership/contact information.
          habitat.igc.org/pims/ncred.htm

Sittard, The Netherlands
1991.10
    UNCED Beyond Rio?
    Discussion of the need for follow up of UNCED developments beyond Rio, including a proposal to extend the UNCED process through the year 2000.

Baltimore, MD
1991.11
    Roots of the Future - Database and Directory of Participants
    Directory of participants in Roots of the Future - a major international NGO conference organized by the Environment Liaison Centre International and sponsored by the government of France.

Paris, France
1991.11
    Interactive, Integrative Networking & Communication Processes in Support of Participation in the Earth Summit / Global Forum '92
    Draft proposal for a strategy for the use of microcomputers to strengthen communication and networking among NGOs in French-speaking areas of Africa.

Paris, France
1992.01
    Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Process - Messages from Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference
    A database-generated compilation of all the Da Zi Bao messages published at the Roots of the Future NGO Conference in Paris, organized by keyword. The compilation provides a clear identification of the critical issues - and the diversity of perspectives - that were of concern to NGOs in the UNCED process.
          habitat.igc.org/dazibao/compile.pdf

Brussels, Belgium
1992.01
    UNCED Interactive Document System
    Preliminary design notes for an interactive document system for the intergovernmental negotiaions process at the 4th PrepCom for UNCED, incorporating features of the Da Zi Bao participant interactive message system.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/uids.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1992.01
    Da Zi Bao: Global Structures Convocation
    Seven one-sided issues - in six different colours - of Da Zi Bao. The issues were sold for 25 cents apiece, and revenue from sales more than covered the immediate material costs of production.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    Da Zi Bao: Global Heart Magnanimous Planning Session
    Four one-sided issues of a participatory interactive message system, with fifty-one messages from thirty-five participants.

Tucson, AZ
1992.02
    Da Zi Bao in Rio
    Proposal for the implementation of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin system at the '92 Global Forum in Rio.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dzb-rio.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.04
    Synergistic Community Communication and Interactive Processes
    Outline of proposed activities of the Synergistic Communications project for the Earth Summit & '92 Global Forum in Rio. The elements include work with the alternative treaty on Information and Communications, the publication of Da Zi Bao, the compilation of a directory of participants, the utilization of multilingual translation software, and the compilation of UNCED-related disk-based resources.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/sccip.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.05
    Da Zi Bao: Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, '92 Global Forum
    Da Zi Bao was the principal document that was produced at the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, preceding the official opening of the '92 Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Da Zi Bao
    Fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    Communications & Information -- 1993 Global Forum
    Concept paper for an integrated communications and information strategy for a 1993 Global Forum that was to have been hosted by the UK Government.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ci-gf93.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.07
    Database of NGOs Accredited to UNCED
    Relational database of the 1,420 NGOs accredited to UNCED, their 2,850 representatives, a description of their UNCED-related activities, and classification by area of interest and sector; includes 10 page manual/guide.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    The Rio Agreements: A Full Text Database
    The official Rio agreements -- Agenda 21, Climate and Biodiversity Conventions, the Forest Principles and the Rio de Janeiro Declaration -- are combined with the Alternative Treaties from the International NGO Forum and the Women's Action Agenda 21 in a DataPerfect database format with built-in menus that permits easy search and retrieval of all section of these historic agreements that include any specified word or phrase.

Cowden, UK
1993.03
    The NGO Alternative Treaties and the NGO Treaty Process
    The offical edition of the alternative treaties from the International NGO Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 1-14 1992, published by the Canadian Council on International Cooperation, and incorporating the text and format as edited and published by International Synergy Institute and Ideas for Tomorrow Today.

Ottawa, Canada
1994.02
    International Synergy Institute
    The first web site - while serving as the UN Representative for the International Synergy Institute, a previous home of Information Habitat, and an accredited Non-Governmental Organization to the 1992 Earth Summit and subsequently to the Roster of the UN Economic and Social Council for the purposes of participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development.

New York, NY
1994.05
    On-line Access to United Nations Documents - in Newsletter of the South-North Centre for Environmental Policy
    Overview of current United Nations proceedings directly or indirectly relating to the follow-up from the Earth Summit in Rio, including information on how to obtain access to electronic copies of documents from the proceedings.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ola-und.htm

London, UK
1994.06
    Agenda 21, Other UNCED Agreements and the NGO Alternative Treaties
    The first - and for a long time, the only - web-based version of Agenda 21 and the other agreements of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit - held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, including the NGO Alternative Treaties.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/index.htm

New York, NY
1995.08
    Electronic mailing lists
    en.unced.binary -
    Binary files, including "typeset" documents and program files relating to the UNCED preparations. Inactive.

1991.07-1993.06
    en.unced.readit -
    Dissemination of information from READIT - an extensive schedule of UNCED-related events Inactive.

1991.03-
    en.unced.news -
    Online distribution of UNCED-related NGO newsletters and publications, including Network '92 and the Environmental & Energy Study Institute. Active.

1990.09-1993.06
    en.unced.general -
    The primary forum for discussion and exchange of information and documents among NGOs participating in UNCED preparations. Active.

1989.11-1993.06

    Databases
    FCUN - Friends Committee on Unity with Nature
    Database of people involved with Friends Committee on Unity with Nature, including subscribers to the Befriending Creation newsletter, and Clerks of Monthly Meetings in Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Baltimore, MD
1988.10
    EIN - Earthcare Interfaith Network
    Core database for Earthcare Interfaith Network; framework for Who Is Who: People and Organizations in Service to the Earth. EIN also served as the database for the Citizens Alliance for UNCED (the United Nations Conference of Environment and Development aka the Earth Summit) that evolved into the U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED, an organization that facilitated and helped to coordinate most U.S. based NGOs that were accredited to UNCED. EIN maintained contact information, committee affiliation and areas of interest for members and participants in the Citizens Network. In this capacity, EIN enabled frequently updated generation and distribution of directories of Network participants, including a directory of participants in the founding meeting of the U.S. Citizens Network on UNCED. EIN also served as a database for the Information and Communications Committee of the NGO Strategy Group for UNCED.

Baltimore, MD
1989.07
    WHOISWHO - Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth
    Database designed and developed to enable the publication of Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth. WHOISWHO enabled the compilation, classification and organization of the people and projects, abd the directory - the core of the book - was directly created though WordPerfect 5.0 from a file generated from WHOISWHO.

New York, NY
1990.06
    PARIS - Participants in Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference, Paris
    Organizational affiliation, addresses, etc. of participants in the International NGO Conference in Paris in December 1991. Source of directory of conference participants.

Paris, France
1991.09
    DZB-1 - Da Zi Bao - Roots of the Future
    The database for a "participant interactive message system" that was based on a compilation of concise (50 words or less) messages from the participants of the Roots of the Future International NGO Conference in Paris. The issues of Da Zi Bao were generated from WP5.1 secondary merge files generated from the database and the use of WP5.1 macros and styles. A total of nine issues were published during the four days of the conference, and a compilation of all the messages, organized by key word, was generated from DZB-1.

Paris, France
1991.12
    DZB-GS - Da Zi Bao - Second Global Structures Convocation
    A simplifed version of DZB-1 database, with seven issues published in the two-day conference including one hundred and three messages from seventy-six participants.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    SYNERGY - International Synergy Institute
    Primary database for the International Synergy Institute, successor to EIN, and served as a database of NGOs participating in the final stages of preparation for the Earth Summit and the followup to the Summit, and participation in subsequent UN Conferences, especially for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Copenhagen in 1995.

Baltimore, MD
1992.02
    DZB-PC4 - Da Zi Bao - UNCED PrepCom 4
    Full-text database of all the Da Zi Bao issues during the final Preparatory Committee for UNCED (the Earth Summit). 17 issues, 175 messages published.

New York, NY
1992.03
    VOL-DZB - Volunteers and team members for Da Zi Bao at Rio
    Volunteers, including active team members for Da Zi Bao at Rio

New York, NY
1992.04
    DZB-IS - Da Zi Bao - Inter-Sectoral Dialogue Meeting, '92 Global Forum

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    DZB-RIO - Da Zi Bao - '92 Global Forum
    Full text database containing the fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin that were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published - more than 2,800 records were gathered. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    NGOUNCED - NGOs Accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Documentation of information pertaining to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Conference - and made available by the NGIO Liaison Office of the UNCED Secretariat. NGOUNCED incorporated information on NGO representatives, relevance, sectors, key words, accreditation dates and record of the official Conference document approving the accreditation.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    INGOF - International NGO Forum
    Registrants for and Signatories of the Alternative Treaties at the '92 Global Forum

Millbrook, UK
1992.09
    RIO-92 - Who is Who in Rio
    Edited and partially corrected data from the "Who is Who in Rio" - a directory of the more than 22,000 participants - governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental and press - who were registered participants in Rio de Janeiro at the Earth Summit.

Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    TREATIES - Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, etc.
    Full text searchable database of all the Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, Forest Principles, Alternative Treates and Women's Action Agenda 21. TREATIES was used to generate the first version of Agenda 21 to be published in HTML format on the World Wide Web, in June 1995.

    Based on recent revisions, TREATIES is able to generate an interlinked set of web pages with the identification of all the occurrences in Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration of selected words and phrases - presently for up to three words or phrases.


Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    E-MAIL - Electronic Mail
    Full text database for email messages, for eventual integration into a comprehensive relational database structure; currently contains over one hundred messages, from 1988 through early 1993, many relating to facilitating the use of online communications in support of preparations for and follow-up to UNCED / the Earth Summit.

Houston, TX
1993.08
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