This Special Session is the brainchild of the presidents of the four sponsoring groups,
who saw the need to develop new interactions and a more collaborative approach to
national, and perhaps global ecological concerns. Below are links to talks from the
morning program, in which each speaker discussed the activities of their respective
organizations in respect to the themes, and gave some ideas on further work and ideas for
interaction between the organizations represented here.
Keynote Speakers on Session Themes Keynote Address
Jerry Melillo, Associate Director for Environment, White House