SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Small groups working within their own communities will be the key for future efforts to save the environment, according to one of the organizers of this week's Millennium Conference in Shepherdstown.
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"People have more invested in their own communities and can be more effective in dealing with the those issues that affect them directly," said Laurie Lane-Zucker, managing director of the Orion Society.
The Massachusetts-based group has brought more than 500 people from the U.S. and Canada to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Conservation Training Center for a four-day conference on directions for the North American environmental movement, Lane-Zucker said.
"On the eve of the millennium we're bringing together some of the greatest environmental minds and people who are passionate about conservation to chart a course for the future," he said.