Thursday, December 13, 2012
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 Dec. 13 talk is David Sobel (known as “The Father of Place-Based Education”). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Registration required through GBA. $35 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $50 for nonmembers. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Pittsburgh's employee medical benefits for the first time will provide coverage for sex change surgery, Mayor Bill Peduto announced Thursday. The city has considered offering the benefit for years as the current medical package provides mental health and hormonal therapy benefits to transgender employees and their families. "We want to be able to provide quality healthcare to all of our employees," the mayor said. "It helps us to get good employees within the city, and certainly we want to be able to allow everyone to live their life to their full potential."
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