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MICHAEL DELAND AND WILLIAM REILLY TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, LEADERS GATHER AT RENE DUBOS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS TONIGHT

MICHAEL DELAND AND WILLIAM REILLY TO SPEAK ABOUT CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL
 ISSUES, LEADERS GATHER AT RENE DUBOS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS TONIGHT
 William K. Reilly, administrator of the U.S. EPA, and Michael R. Deland, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will address environmental concerns at the 1992 Rene Dubos Environmental Awards Dinner tonight (May 6), 7:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton.
 Hugh Downs, host of ABC's "20/20," will be master of ceremonies and the dinner chairman is C.J. "Pete" Silas, chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company, and currently chairman of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute.
 The Rene Dubos Environmental Awards will be presented to: Chauncey Starr, chairman emeritus, Electric Power Research Institute; Will D. Carpenter, vice president and general manager, New Products Division, Monsanto Agricultural Company; W. Parker Mauldin, senior associate, the Population Council; David and Pia Maybury-Lewis, respectively, president and intern coordinator and director of local affairs, Cultural Survival.
 The Rene Dubos Environmental Awards established by the Rene Dubos Center highlight the creative aspects of human interventions into nature and the improvement of the quality of humanized environments. Furthermore, they emphasize the interdependence of technical, social and humanistic considerations in all environmental issues.
 Environmental Literacy Summit at the United Nations
 The Dubos Awards Dinner is a highlight of "The Decade of Environmental Literacy" launched by the Rene Dubos Center and the United Nations Environment Programme and of the Dubos Environmental Literacy Summit, to take place at the United Nations involving some 100 international authorities.
 Some of the highlights of the Dubos Environmental Literacy Summit at the U.N. are:
 Today (May 6), George H. Gallup Jr., chairman, the George H. Gallup International Institute, will release the findings on the latest environmental poll -- Health of the Planet Survey -- at the United Nations at 9:30 a.m. in the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium.
 On Thursday, May 7, 10-11:45 a.m., in Conference Room 2 at the U.N., Mostafa Tolba, executive director, United Nations Environment Programme, will release UNEP's State of the Environment Report and summit workshop chairmen will summarize their findings and have recommendations for the UNCED conference in Brazil; Steven W. Sindig, director, Population Sciences, the Rockefeller Foundation (Demographic Transition); John W. Mellor, former director, International Food Policy Research Institute (Food Security and the Environment); Jefferson W. Testor, director, M.I.T. Energy Laboratory (Energy and the Environment); and W. David Hopper, senior vice president, Haldor Topsoe, Inc. (Equity, Environment and Economic Development).
 Maurice Strong, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), said, "The Environmental Literacy Summit will bring world leaders to bear on communicating four issues of the highest priority."
 CONTACT: Michael Casey of the Rene Dubos Center for Human Environments, 212-249-7745.
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