Tomorrow, ELAW will welcome environmental advocates from more than 25 countries to Eugene for the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting. These environmental defenders have been working tirelessly in their home countries to protect clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. Some have been part of the ELAW network for years; others are representing an up-and-coming generation of environmental lawyers and will be participating in an ELAW Annual Meeting for the first time.
During their visit to Oregon, ELAW partners will be gaining skills and inspiration, building lasting ties with each other, and connecting with the local community.
ELAW partner Dana Tabachnik from Adam Teva V’Din (Israel Union for Environmental Defense) works to promote sustainable energy in Israel and protect the Dead Sea ecosystem from industrial pollution. She will speak at a special event, “Protecting Israel’s Environment: Challenges and Opportunities” at Temple Beth Israel (1175 E 29th Ave in Eugene) on Sunday, March 3rd, at 6:30 p.m.
During the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC- February 28th-March 3rd) ELAW partners will be speaking about their work, including preventing mining abuses in Latin America and the Caribbean and protecting freshwater and coastal ecosystems. The PIELC is organized by the University of Oregon student organization Land, Air, Water (LAW) and is open to the public. For more information, visit www.pielc.org.
Look for updates on our blog throughout the Annual Meeting.