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Green engineering highlighted

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 23 - March 9, 1995

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is co-sponsoring a forum with the Northern Virginia Graduate Center March 16 on green engineering.

The first half of the day-long program will be held at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church. The second half of the program will be held at the Northern Virginia Graduate Center.

According to a letter by John Gibson, assistant to the president for science and technology, the purpose of the event is to further the national dialogue on ways to advance the development, diffusion, and use of environmental technologies.

The forum is one of a series sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science and Technology Council to guide the development of a National Environmental Technology Strategy.

Gibson writes that the round-table agenda will be based on the recent NSTC report "Technology for a Sustainable Future: A Framework for Action," released by Vice President Al Gore July 14, 1994, and on the results of the White House Conference on Environmental Technology held Dec. 11-13, 1994. At the March 16 meeting, representatives of the OSTP and NSTC will discuss important priorities and strategies for federal action needed to promote the development and diffusion of environmental technologies.