Agnes at ELAW

January 12, 2010

Dear friends,

Agnes GajdicsAgnes Gajdics has arrived from Hungary!  She is our new ELAW Fellow and will spend the next nine weeks learning English and collaborating with ELAW staff to protect communities in Hungary from polluting coal mines, hazardous waste, and other environmental abuses.

Agnes practices law at the Environmental Management and Law Association, based in Budapest.  EMLA celebrated recently when a natural protected area was taken off the list as a site for a discarded car battery recycling facility! 

EMLA provides thousands of hours of pro bono legal assistance to disadvantaged community groups and citizens in Hungary, winning victories to protect forests, parks, and wetlands. 

While in Eugene, Agnes will study English at the University of Oregon's American English Institute and participate in the 28th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.  Many thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the American English Institute for supporting this ELAW Fellowship.

Read more about Agnes on her blog: Eugene weekly.

Sincerely,

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

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