Thursday, November 08, 2012
Inspire Speakers Series
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Nov. 8 talk are Bill Reed (nationally recognized consultant and lecturer; president, Integrative Design Collaborative) and Joel Glanzberg (acclaimed author and educator; cofounder and director, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale wants an audit review of the state's $10 million funding for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer. The money was intended to be spent on event expenses including the venue license and construction costs. However year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission reveal a $4 million surplus from public and private money raised, while showing the convention's host committee paying out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members and awarding grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits.
Should the U.S. withdraw from NATO if other members refuse to commit more to their common defense?