Inside ELAW: Visitors from Around the World

Visitors from Around the World

(Left to right) Szilvia Szilágyi from the Environmental Management and Law Association in Hungary, Tania Arosemana from the Environmental Advocacy Center in Panama, Lovesta Brehun from Green Advocates in Liberia, Rockson Akugre from the Center for Public Interest Law in Ghana, Pedro Leon from IDEA in Mexico, and Kärt Vaarmari from the Estonian Environmental Law Center.

ELAW Fellows from three continents were at ELAW in March. They worked one-on-one with ELAW staff to advance their work protecting communities and the environment. They participated in the 2011 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, built ties with their colleagues around the world, toured NextStep Recycling – a national model for e-waste recycling here in Eugene – and traveled to the Oregon Coast. 

For 20 years, the ELAW Fellowship Program has welcomed hundreds of grassroots advocates to Eugene for individually tailored opportunities to collaborate and build skills to better protect communities and the environment through law. Special thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the International Community Foundation, and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for supporting the ELAW Fellowship Program.

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(Left to right) Szilvia Szilágyi from the Environmental Management and Law Association in Hungary, Tania Arosemana from the Environmental Advocacy Center in Panama, Lovesta Brehun from Green Advocates in Liberia, Rockson Akugre from the Center for Public Interest Law in Ghana, Pedro Leon from IDEA in Mexico, and Kärt Vaarmari from the Estonian Environmental Law Center.