PRESS RELEASE
Armenian Network of America, Washington Region
P. O. Box 10423
Arlington, VA 22210-9998
Email: [email protected]

Washington, DC. You are cordially invited to a presentation on the state of
the environment in Armenia. An event that is jointly sponsored with the
Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA), St. Mary Chapter, and
the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), Ani Chapter.

The presentation is entitled `A 21st Century Struggle: How Environmental
Conservation Will Save Armenia' and is hosted by St. Mary Armenian Church.
It features keynote speaker Professor Charles Duncan, Director and Assistant
Professor, Environmental Conservation and Research Center, American
University of Armenia, and Research Fellow, University of California, Santa
Cruz.

Professor Dunlap has lived and worked in Armenia since 1998, serving as
project director and consultant for programs funded by the USAID, the UN
Development Program, the State of California, the USDA, the World Bank, the
Urban Institute, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, and the Civilian Research and
Development Foundation, among others. He was the first to identify the
national threat of chronic lead poisoning among Armenian children caused by
the improper disposal of car batteries, and his ongoing work encompasses
projects to alleviate the cycle of poverty and deforestation; provide safe
drinking water and modern hospital laboratory facilities to the people of
NKR; develop innovative approaches to environmental education that stimulate
civic participation in problem solving.

The presentation is scheduled for 1pm, Sunday, October 17, 2004, at the St.
Mary Armenian Church Cultural Hall, 4125 Fessenden St., NW Washington, DC
20016 202.363.1923 Friendship Heights and Tenleytown are nearest metro
stops on the red line.

RSVP, while not required, is appreciated to [email protected] Reception
will follow. Event is free and open to the public.

The Armenian Network of America, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership
based organization dedicated to the advancement of the Armenian American co