FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2009
CONTACT: Josh Dorner, 202.679.7570
Sierra Club Outlines Plans for Copenhagen
Washington, D.C.—The Sierra Club will be leading a large official delegation to the United Nations climate change summit kicking off next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Club's delegation of approximately 50 will include top Sierra Club leadership, policy experts, activists, and a large number of students. Sierra Club will also be undertaking numerous joint activities with its labor and environmental partners in the Blue Green Alliance and other partners in the U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN). Club officials will be available for media interviews throughout the proceedings. See below for details and contact information.
"This is one of the most important environmental gatherings in history," said Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director. "A strong start in Copenhagen will allow the United States and the world to achieve final, binding domestic and international climate agreements later in 2010. Sierra Club will be working hard to ensure the success of this momentous conference."
Online news and information hub for Sierra Club in Copenhagen
The central hub for all news, blog postings, photos, video, and other dispatches from Copenhagen can be found on Climate Crossroads, the Sierra Club's innovative social networking platform, at: www.sierraclub.org/copenhagen. The @SierraClubLive twitterfeed will also feature updates from Copenhagen marked with the hashtags #COP15SC and #COP15.
Contact info for media inquiries
All media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to Josh Dorner, who will be in Copenhagen from December 9-19. He can be reached via email at josh.dorner@sierraclub, via google chat at email@example.com, via text message/telephone at +1 202.679.7570, and by local Danish number still to be determined.
Sierra Club officials in attendance
Top Sierra Club officials attending the talks and available for media interviews include:
-Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
-Allison Chin, Sierra Club President
-Robin Mann, Sierra Club Vice President for Conservation
-Dave Hamilton, Director, Global Warming & Energy Team
-John Coequyt, international & domestic policy expert, Global Warming & Energy Team
-Margrete Strand, Director, Sierra Club's Labor, Workers' Rights & Trade Program
-Other Sierra Club and Sierra Student Coalition activists
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