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Guide to the You Can Make A Difference Conference [videorecording]
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1.1 Opening remarks [and] keynote address 1989 Jan 22

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Opening remarks, Donald Kennedy, President, Stanford Univeristy. Keynote address, Peter Raven, Secretary, National Academy of Sciences.

Scope and Content Note

Peter Raven discusses a variety of environmental issues such as global warming, toxic waste dumping and exportation, population growth, tropical deforestation and biological extinction. He emphasizes the need for the US to set an example as a world leader in environmental change and international cooperation.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kennedy, Donald, 1931-
Raven, Peter H.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Ecology--Congresses.
Environmental protection--Congresses.
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1.2-1.3 The Dilemma of disappearing species meeting human needs while preserving animal habitats. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Panel segment followed by about 25 minutes of the "Highways or flyways" discussion. Without sound.

Scope and Content Note

The panelists discuss the Endangered Species Act, especially the politics behind the third revision of the act, issues at the federal level concerning the act, its scientific implications and its implementation and future.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
United States. Endangered Species Act of 1973--Congresses.
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Endangered species--Law and legislation--United States--Congresses.
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1.4 Taking it abroad who benefits from the hazardous waste trade? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Tape includes about 5 minutes of views outside Kresge Auditorium and about 11 minutes of President Kennedy's and Peter Raven's opening remarks.

Scope and Content Note

The panel discusses the controversy over the international transport of hazardous waste. They examine the cost-benefit approach and socio-political consequences of this trade, and discuss actions which the EPA and international organizations can do to regulate hazardous waste trade more consistently.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Johnson, Jonathan.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Hazardous waste management industry--Congresses.
Hazardous waste sites--Location--Congresses.
Hazardous wastes--Transportation--Congresses.
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1.5 Ozone depletion and acid rain international crisis or catalysts for cooperation? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

This panel discussion gives an overview of ozone depletion and acid rain, the 1988 Ozone Agreement, the use of science in decision-making, and the Canadien ozone experience. Also discussed: the ability of science to change decision-making and to question whether it is best to regulate now with undeveloped evidence or to wait for fuller evidence.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Acid rain--Congresses.
Ozone layer depletion--Congresses.
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1.6 The Politics of allocation who's getting California's water? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Label on cassette : Afternoon session: Responding at the regional level.

Scope and Content Note

Panelists discuss California's water shortage problems from their various points of view as representatives from the California Farm Bureau, the Environmental Defense Fund, Hastings College of Law and as a consultant specializing in California's water problems.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Water resources development--California.
Water rights--California.
Water-supply--California.
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1.7 The Politics of global family planning 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Each of the three panelists speaks about 15 minutes on topics such as global trends in family planning, regional differences in growth, determinants of population, the significant role of women in development matters, US population policies and how they affect foreign assistance, and the impact of population growth on US policy in the specific Third World setting. The presentations are followed by about 45 minutes of discussion with the audience.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Birth control--Congresses.
Family policy--United States--Congresses.
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1.8-1.9 Logging the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest a question of economic and ecological viability. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Speakers address a number of issues including the unique and endangered animal species found only in old forest eco-systems; the perspective of the timber industry; the views of Native Americans who regard ancient forests as a source of spiritual renewal, and the various factors that go into the decision to cut or preserve old growth Douglas firs. Followed by a question and answer period with the audience.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Forest management--United States--Congresses.
Lumber trade--Northwest, Pacific--Congresses.
Old growth forests--Northwest, Pacific--Congresses.
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1.10 Debating offshore oil drilling whose economy is at stake? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Tape does not include the introduction nor the opening speeches of the panelists.

Scope and Content Note

Shows the panel discussion with the audience concerning the dangers, litigation problems, and alternatives to off-shore drilling. Discussion fucuses on the conflict between regional interest and national interests.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Offshore oil industry--United States--Congresses.
Oil well drilling, Submarine--United States--Congresses.
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1.11 Highways or flyways urban development versus wetlands conservation. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Panel discussion held Jan. 28, 1989 as part of the You Can Make a Difference Conference, at Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan. 22 - Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

Tape ends abruptly during the panel discussion.

Scope and Content Note

The panelists discuss the fate of wetlands in urban settings, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specifically, they focus on the May Hughes Landing area, debating whether it is wetlands as defined under federal regulations or not. They also debate whether developing these areas would be at a significant cost to the environment.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Land use, Urban--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Land use--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Urban hydrology--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Wetland conservation--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Wetlands--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
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2.1-2.2 A Citizen's forum on development in East Palo Alto 1989 Jan 28

A Citizen's forum on development in East Palo Alto, 1989 Jan 28
A Citizen's forum on development in East Palo Alto, 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Panel discussion held in East Palo Alto, California, Jan. 28, 1989 in conjuction with You Can Make A Difference Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan. 22 - Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

Introduced by speaker Trevor Burrows who gives a history of environmental concerns in East Palo Alto.

Scope and Content Note

The panel discusses issues concerning the development of East Palo Alto especially in light of environmental problems. They stress community effort and group involvement in the process. Followed by a discussion period with East Palo Alto citizens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
East Palo Alto (Calif.)--Economic conditions--Congresses.
East Palo Alto (Calif.)--Politics and government--Congresses.
Environmental protection--California--East Palo Alto (San Mateo County)--Congresses
Political participation--California--East Palo Alto (San Mateo County)--Congresses.
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2.3-2.4 Environmental policy-making in the 90's how can we make a difference? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

The panel discusses how to direct the attention of the general public to environmental issues and spur them into action to save the environment.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Koppel, Ted.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Ecology--Congresses.
Human ecology--Congresses.
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2.5 Living under the influence of effluents community responses to industrial air pollution. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Panel discusses the Chevron Corporation's emission of toxic waste in the city of Richmond, Calif. Focuses on the citizens' dilemma whether to compromise with Chevron to preserve the economic benefits it brings to Richmond or to eliminate the toxic waste altogether, thus decreasing their health risks but forcing Chevron out of Richmond.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chevron Corporation--Congresses.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Air--Pollution--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
Industries--California--Richmond--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
Petroleum refineries--Waste disposal--California--Richmond--Congresses.
Petroleum waste--California--Richmond--Congresses.
Richmond (Calif.)--Economic policy--Congresses.
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2.6-2.7 Combating land degradation strategies for sustainable development. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Label on cassette: Morning case session: Responding to global challenges.

Note

Sound on tape 1 seriously degraded.

Scope and Content Note

Panelists discuss the need for domestic agricultural self-reliance and using advanced agricultural techniques to preserve sovereignty while efficiently using the land.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Agricultural ecology--United States--Congresses.
Land use--United States.
Soil conservation--United States--Congresses.
Soil degradation--United States--Congresses.
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2.8-2.9 Rainforest use in the Tropics development or destruction at what cost? 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

This panel focuses on the necessity of the Amazon Rainforest for survival of the many eco-systems that support mankind, as well as its use-value for the people of South America for timber, gold and land. It also examines the right of Amazonian countries to maintain control of Rainforest areas.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Petusek, Peter.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Rain forest ecology--Congresses.
Rain forests--Amazon River Region--Congresses.
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2.10 Understanding and stabilizing our changing global climate 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Label on cassette : Morning case session: Responding to global challenges.

Note

Tape does not include list of participants.

Scope and Content Note

Panel discussion concerns global warming and the greenhouse effect caused by fossil fuel combustion, deforestation, and gases such as chloroflorocarbons, methane and nitrogen-dioxide. The panel also analyses the necessity of balancing human energy needs with the need to curb global warming.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Global warming--Congresses.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--Congresses.
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2.11 Environmental impacts of national security managing defense wastes in Hanford, WA. 1989 Jan 28

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Label on cassette : Afternoon session: Responding at the regional level.

Scope and Content Note

Participants discuss the history of hazardous waste neglect at the nuclear production plant in Hanford, Wash. They examine various solutions to cleaning up chemical and radioactive residue at Hanford and identify different ways to mobelize the public to push clean-up funding through Congress.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Hanford Works (Wash.)--Congresses.
Nuclear reactors--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Richland--Congresses.
Nuclear reactors--Washington (State)--Richland--Congresses.
Radioactive waste sites--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Richland--Congresses.
Radioactive wastes--Government policy--United States--Congresses.
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1.12 Hazardous materials management 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Panelists discuss the problems and issues of managing hazardous waste both at Stanford and at universities in general. They then address problems posed by hazardous materials in the industrial sector and how industries can phase out the release of chlorofluorocarbon waste in keeping with the Montreal Protocol.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Hazardous substances--California--Stanford--Management--Congresses.
Hazardous waste management industry--California--Stanford--Congresses.
Hazardous wastes--California--Stanford--Management--Congresses.
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1.13 Electronic town meetings--making a difference with televsion. 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Workshop held Jan. 29, 1989 as part of the You Can Make A Difference conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan.22-Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

With: Workshop. Speakers Dennis Rogers Martinez, Richard Ginger and David Ortiz discuss restoration of native plant communities and old growth forests in the Sinkyone five-county area above San Francisco.

Scope and Content Note

Speakers explain how television technology in electronic town meetings can be used as a means of forming consesus on environmental issues. Followed by a question-and-answer session using the electronic technology.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Communication--Technological innovations--Congresses.
Ecology--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Telecommunication policy--Congresses.
Television--Technological innovations--Congresses.
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1.14 Stanford's corporate investments 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

A panel of five including John Licherman and Mike Kieschnick, address issues such as the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District volunteer projects, environmental industrial opportunities and corporate investment in this industry. Urban and open-space development are also discussed.

Note

Several cuts on tape.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Industries--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
Open spaces--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Regional planning--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
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1.15 Bay Area Open Space preservation workshops. 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Workshop held Jan. 29, 1989 as part of the You Can Make A Difference Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan.22-Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

Second speaker's name illegible on tape.

Note

With: Running out of room: workshop.

Scope and Content Note

Speakers present a film then discuss the destruction of the San Francisco Bay Area greenbelt and possible solutions to the problem.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Fills (Earthwork)--Congresses.
Greenbelts--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Open spaces--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Congresses.
Regional planning--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Congresses.
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1.16 A Revolution in urban evolution? the sustainable city concept. 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Tape includes speech by Denis A. Hayes, Chairman, Earth Day 1990: "Revitalizing the Environmental Movement."

Note

Workshop held Jan. 29, 1989 as part of the You Can Make a Difference Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan.22-Feb. 2, 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Explores how the programs and policies of local government can be reshaped to help solve global problems while also better accomplishing traditional health, safety, and economic development goals. Describes innovative efforts by San Jose, Calif. in energy, water, solid waste, toxics, land use, transportation, infrastructure and housing.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
City planning--Environmental aspects--California--San Jose--Congresses.
Industries--California--San Jose--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
San Jose (Calif.)--Economic policy--Congresses.
Urban policy--California--San Jose--Congresses.
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1.17 Press conference with Ted Koppel 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Held Jan. 29, 1989 as part of the You Can Make A Difference conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan.22-Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

Tape includes about 5 minutes of a workshop, "Habitat Restoration, Part II."

Scope and Content Note

A question and answer session with environmental leaders and news correspondent Ted Koppel.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Koppel, Ted.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Environmental protection--Congresses.
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1.18 Workshops 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)

Note

Workshops held Jan. 29, 1989 as part of the You Can Make A Difference Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, Ca., Jan.22-Feb. 2, 1989.

Note

Footage of some workshops is incomplete.

Scope and Content Note

Contains footage of several environmental workshops, including "Tour II. The Redwood tortoise", a bus tour of 22,000 acres of redwood forest in Big Basin State Park and a tour to the park museum.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Ecology--Congresses.
Environmental protection--Congresses.
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1.19-1.20 The Future of land development at Stanford, Part Two 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

The panel discusses balancing the pressure to build and expand Stanford University with the pressure to preserve its land resources. Discussion focuses on the issue of annexation to Palo Alto versus maintaining Stanford's independance and private decision-making regarding land development.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stanford University--Planning--Congresses.
Stanford University
You Can Make a Difference Conference (1989: Stanford University)
Land use, Urban--California--Stanford--Congresses.
Land use--Planning--Congresses.
Palo Alto (Calif.)--Congresses.
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1.21 Tour II: The Redwood Tortoise: Busing to Big Basin" 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
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1.22-1.23 Energy, the Environment, and the Economy 1989 Jan 31

Physical Description: 2 videotape(s) (VHS)
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2.12 The trash wars: Why we need to abandon the throw-away ethic 1989 Jan 29

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)