Arlie Schardt

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Arlie Schardt, Advisor to the Science Communication Network.

"A longtime journalist and public interest activist, Arlie Schardt was founder and president of Environmental Media Services for the past 13 years.

"As a journalist, Schardt was a reporter for United Press International, a writer at Sports Illustrated magazine, and a correspondent at TIME, where he spent 7 years covering the civil rights movement in the south. Schardt left TIME to become associate Washington legislative director for the ACLU, where he helped organize a national campaign to impeach Richard Nixon (the campaign was launched one year before Watergate). He left the ACLU to serve six years as executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he erased the organization's debt, established a reserve fund, and created EDF's first communications program, a formal legislative program and its wildlife program.

"Returning to journalism, Schardt was News Media editor at Newsweek, then editor of Foundation News magazine. In 1987-88, he served as national press secretary for Al Gore's presidential campaign." [1]

"He traveled to Russia for the first time in 1989, being the leader for a Foundation Executive Delegation under CCI’s Citizen Diplomacy Travel Program. Arlie previously was a TIME magazine correspondent, later Executive Director of the National Resources Defense Council and then Vice President of the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C. In 1995 Arlie founded Environmental Media Services that provides top-end public relations services for pressing environmental issues of the day." [2]

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  1. Contact, Science Communication Network, accessed January 20, 2009.
  2. Directors, Center for Citizen Initiatives, accessed July 15, 2010.
  3. Directors, Center for Citizen Initiatives, accessed July 15, 2010.
  4. Directors, Friends of the Earth-US, accessed September 13, 2010.