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
A Florida jury handed down a $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola, Florida, by Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. In addition to the $23.6 billion in punitive damages, the jury awarded Robinson $16.8 million in compensatory damages.
Do you agree with the U.S. Appeals Court's ruling striking down tax credits for anyone buying health insurance through the federal marketplace?