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
Do you think the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should be closed or remain open? <More Info>
President Barack Obama promised to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay both while he was a candidate during the 2008 campaign and as President. But a new poll finds 63 percent of Americans want to keep the military prison open because they feel it has made the United States safer. 28 percent say it should be closed and the terrorist suspects should be moved to federal prisons in the U.S.
Do you think the wounds suffered by the Fort Hood massacre victims should be reclassified as injuries suffered in combat?