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 U.S. is in the strange position of fighting ISIL alongside Iran while at the same time backing the Sunni campaign against Iran’s allies in Yemen. Our relationship with Israel is strained at best and there is chaos in Syria and Libya. James Jeffrey, who served as President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Iraq, claims we are in a free fall in the Middle East. Officials argue that the chaos is fueled by ethnic and religious forces largely beyond America’s control.
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