EMERGY RESEARCH

    Membership is open to those whose activities are consistent
    with the purpose of the organization, i.e., members must have
    an interest in emergy research, be engaged in emergy research,
    the application of emergy research or be seeking the training to
    allow them to begin engaging in such activities. All members
    are entitled to vote in the affairs of the corporation, to serve as
    members of the Executive Council and to be counted toward a
    quorum in any meeting of the membership. There shall be four
    classes of membership: regular, student, honorary, and
    emeritus. Regular membership is open to those persons who
    are professionally engaged in emergy research or its application
    in management. Student members must be students in good
    standing at any level of educational activity and have an interest
    in learning the emergy methodology. Honorary membership
    may be conferred by the Executive Council upon persons
    recognized for outstanding work or interest in the field of
    emergy research and/or education. Any ISAER member who is
    at least 70 years of age may request emeritus membership.
    Honorary and emeritus members shall not be required to pay
    dues. Application for membership shall be in writing in such a
    form as the Executive Council shall prescribe, and shall be
    submitted to the Secretary. The Secretary shall confer
    membership upon approval of the Executive Council or its
    representative and receipt of dues by the Treasurer.


    The Executive Council can set dues using emergy measures to
    insure equal ability to pay or in any other fair and equitable
    manner. Dues are due and payable to the Treasurer at, or
    before, the beginning of the calendar year. Members who owe
    dues for two years will automatically be dropped from
    membership, if still delinquent after the annual business


    A  list of the benefits of membership is given in this section. The
    primary benefit of membership is the use of the society's web
    site for the exchange of the latest information on emergy
    research and as a tool for more closely connecting the
    international community of emergy researchers. When it is
    formed the Communications Committee will produce a plan for
    the expansion of the web site to create a vehicle that includes
    features that more completely meet the communication needs
    of the international multi-lingual community of emergy
    researchers. Money collected from dues and donations will be
    used as needed to build the web site.  Funds will also be used to
    support society members and guest travel to attend the Emergy
    Research conferences and to fund activities at these
    conferences. Society funds may also be used to fund pilot
    research projects on topics of particular significance to the
    emergy community.  

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International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research

The Emergy Society