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 Fraternal Order of Police is now conducting an online departmental survey about the Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McClay, with an eye toward a "no confidence" vote at its meeting Sept. 15. McClay and the union have clashed over various issues, most recently his address to the Democratic National Convention while in uniform. The chief called the effort "“background noise" and to be expected as he was hired to reform the department by the Mayor.
Do you think it's discriminatory that atheists are not allowed to perform opening invocations while the Pennsylvania House is in session?