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TELNET igc.org At login: type userid (or "new" for new users) At the password prompt, hit RETURN This is a commercial database system which charges telecommunications fees. See information (below) for more information. ------------------------------------------------------------------ EcoNet / PeaceNet A Service of the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) 18 de Boom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 USA voice: (415) 442-0220 fax: (415) 546-1794 WHAT IS ECONET? EcoNet is an international, computer-based communication system committed to serving organizations and individuals who are working for environmental preservation and sustainability. Most importantly, EcoNet is a community of persons using the network for information sharing and collaboration with the intent of enhancing the effectiveness of all environmentally-oriented programs. ACCESS VITAL INFORMATION RESOURCES EcoNet resources include such data as reports on the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil; the Environmental Grantmakers Association's directory of grantmakers; the Sierra Club National News Report; the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Directory; Global Action Network's federal legislative information; action alerts; and newsletters from around the world. We have made international access even more affordable by establishing partnership relationships with like-minded networks in Canada, England, Sweden, Australia, Nicaragua, Brazil and Russia. These connections also allow our users to be in constant communication with a wide range of internationally active organizations and individuals. Electronic "gateways" allow EcoNet users to send telex and fax messages nearly anywhere in the world, and electronic mail to users on many other electronic systems and most international electronic mail networks. PUBLIC ELECTRONIC CONFERENCES Interactive public conferences on EcoNet let users read and participate in discussions on a wide range of environmental issues. Among many others, these include global warming, rainforests, legislative activities, water quality, energy policy, toxics, and environmental education. PRIVATE ELECTRONIC CONFERENCES Users may set up private conferences -- accessible to a specified group of users -- to prepare a joint paper, to conduct organizational business or to plan action or educational campaigns. HOW TO JOIN EcoNet is run by the non-profit Institute for Global Communications with the goal of providing affordable computer communication for the international environmental community. Its services are user-supported by monthly subscriptions and connect- time charges. Internet connect rates are a flat $3.00/hr. Dialup rates vary depending on the time of connect. For details, send an e-mail note to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (415) 442-0220 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time.