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Things are quiet a2013Coverround the office since we said goodbye to 40 ELAW partners from 27 countries. These environmental heroes came to Oregon late last month for the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting and the 31st Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.

Before he flew home, longtime partner Kenneth Kakuru from Uganda said, “This is a pilgrimage. I come to renew my zeal!”

We traveled to a conference site in Blue River and built foundations for lasting collaboration using law, science, and economics to protect communities and the environment.Thuli on cover of Weekly

We explored old growth forests, learned about local efforts to defend ecosystems, and cooked great meals together.

Many colleagues met face-to-face for the first time, including Goldman Prize winners Thuli Makama from Swaziland and Ikal Angelei from Kenya.

Enjoy profiles of the international partners who attended our annual gathering and a cover story in the Eugene Weekly, “Fighting for Africa.”

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director &
Fellows Program Coordinator

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Environmental leaders from around the world at ELAW’s reception at the PIELC

ELAW recently welcomed environmental leaders from 27 countries to Eugene for the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting and the 31st Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC). While here, these advocates shared strategies and worked together to protect clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment.

The Eugene community offered tremendous support for our Annual Meeting and our reception at the PIELC. We would like to thank the following local businesses for their in-kind contributions to support our work.

On behalf of environmental leaders across the globe, thank you!

Nick Warren
Intern

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