wonderful.electric (trishylicious) wrote in frugal_philly,

Urban Sustainability Forums

All of these are free... passed along to me from a friend. may be of interest to some of you.


Upcoming Urban Sustainability Forums
Please join us for the 2008 Urban Sustainability Forums, host by the Academy of Natural Sciences' Town Square program. These forums bring together experts and the public to explore innovative ideas as we work to make Philadelphia the greenest, most livable city in America. All events are free and open to the public.

January 17 –Bicycle Sharing: Breaking Philly's Car Habit


Gilles Vesco
Vice-président Communauté urbaine de Lyon, France
(Lyon operates the groundbreaking "Velo'V" bike sharing system)

Nate Kvamme
Director, Partnership Strategy, Innovation Center
Humana Inc.
(Developed the cycling program "Freewheelin" at Humana Health Systems)

Mitch Franzos
President of THG
(Working with Dasani Blue Bikes program in Pittsburgh, PA)

February 21 – The Green Economy


Van Jones, Esq.
President, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Oakland, CA
Van Jones is an environmental leader, civil rights attorney and powerhouse public speaker, working to promote integrated solutions to urban America's toughest problems: social inequality and environmental destruction. Working with the Apollo Alliance, Van is promoting a national "green-collar jobs" initiative. His most recent success is the passage of the Green Jobs Act of 2007, authorizing $125 million for green job training programs across the country. Sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Engineering & Design Institute at Philadelphia University

March 20 – Sustainability & Faith

April 17 - Sustainable Transportation

May 15 - Green Energy

June 19 - A Green Infrastructure for Philadelphia

Unless otherwise noted, all events feature light refreshments at 6:00 p.m., with the program getting underway at 6:30 p.m. in the Academy Auditorum (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia).

Supported by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, City Parks Association, Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Drexel University, Temple University – Ambler, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, City of Philadelphia, and The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Be sure and check our website ( http://www.ansp.org/townsqure) for updates and further details. RSVP is requested for all events. Please respond to Roland Wall, (215)-299-1108, rwall@ansp.org.

And don't miss these other upcoming Town Square events:

March 25 – Toxicants in Everyday Life

Dr. Kevin Osterhaudt
Medical Director, The Poison Control Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

April 10 – A Special Appearance by Dr. Craig Venter
President of the J. Craig Venter Institute, former President of Celera
Genomics and pioneer in mapping the human genome.
(Note: Lecture to begin at 5:30 pm)

Town Square is made possible by the generous donations of the Environmental Associates of The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Claneil Foundation. RSVP recommended.
Town Square: Science for Citizens
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.ansp.org/ townsquare | 215.299.1108 | rwall@ansp.org
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