Sierra Club invites you to the McKimmon Center in Raleigh Saturday, September 21, 2002 for a Triangle Transportation Forum
We ask you to join us as we explore clean transportation choices for the Triangle. This forum will bring together local transportation experts, elected officials, environmentalists and concerned citizens to discuss the future of transportation in the region.
For more information about the forum, including how to register, visit our NC Chapter Website
Update: The editor of E/The Environmental Magazine and author of the books Breaking Gridlock and Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future, Jim Motavalli, will be the keynote speaker.
Duke University students at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy have prepared the report "Conserving Tree Cover". It may be viewed here.
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