October 31, 2001
Posted: October 31, 2001
VT - The National Wildlife Federation and the Center for
Environment and Population (CEP) will hold a town hall
meeting titled "Population and the Environment" Tuesday,
Nov. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Middlebury College Kirk
Center on South Main Street (Route 30). Experts?including
environmentalist, author and Middlebury College Visiting
Scholar in Environmental Studies Bill McKibben?will give
presentations on the issues, and there will be an open
discussion followed by a reception. The town hall meeting is
free and open to the public.
following experts will participate in the event:
Micou, vice chairman of the United States Committee for
the United Nations Population Fund, will present the 2001
United Nations Population Fund State of the World
Population Report titled "Footprints and Milestones:
Population and Environmental Change."
McKibben, environmentalist and author of "The End of
Nature," will offer his perspective on the issues, and
present the American Association for the Advancement of
Science's (AAAS) report, "AAAS Atlas of Population and
Jenks-Jay, director of environmental affairs and planning
at Middlebury College, will serve as moderator during the
excited that the two important publications that will be
released at this event are expected to shape national and
international dialogue on the relationship between human
population and the environment," said Jenks-Jay.
the presentations, members of the public are invited to
participate in a discussion about the impact of population
on the environment in their communities, and to share ideas
on ways to achieve positive change at the local, national
and global levels.
limited supply of complimentary copies of the United Nations
report and the AAAS Atlas will be available. A reception
will follow the meeting.
hall meeting on "Population and the Environment" Nov.
more information, contact Julie Starr of the National
Wildlife Federation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 802-229-0650, or
visit the Web at http://www.nwf.org/population/populationreport.html