Thursday, February 14, 2013
Inspire Speakers Series
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 Feb. 14 talk, entitled Breathe Easy: Healthy Places and Indoor Air Quality, are Steve Ashkin (known as “The Father of Green Cleaning”); Vivian Loftness (nationally recognized author, speaker and Carnegie Mellon University professor); and Erica Cochran (doctoral candidate and Carnegie Mellon University adjunct professor). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. $25 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $45 for nonmembers Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Today is Memorial Day a federal holiday in the United States, remembering the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces and which is observed every year on the last Monday in May. Formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers killed in battle. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials this day, particularly to honor those who have perished in military service. While for others see it as the start of summer and vacation season.
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