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
The Democratic-controlled Senate last week voted 59-41 to reject construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, one vote shy of passing the legislation. President Barack Obama is expected to veto any repeat effort next year when Republicans take over the Senate and would have the votes to push the project forward. The President is under pressure from two opposing sides. Pro-oil Democrats and some unions want him to approve the pipeline. But conservation and environmental groups, mostly, want him to reject it.
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