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
Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights. The 2013 law required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and for the abortion clinics to meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. The state said the law was passed "to ensure patient safety and raise standards of care." The number of abortion clinics in Texas dropped to 19 from 42 since its passage.
Do you think the British will be better off for leaving the EU?