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
The turnpike will see increase tolls for the ninth year in a row and most likely each year until 2044 according to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The 6 percent hike will raise the cost of a trip from Ohio to New Jersey to $51.85 and $37 for E-ZPass users. Part of the reason is the turnpike's obligation to pay PennDOT $450 million a year under a 2007 state law, earmarked for public transit, but cutting back to $50 million in 2023.
Which concerns you most about the exposed DNC emails; that Russia may have played a role, or apparent party favoritism shown Hillary Clinton during the primaries?