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
Pittsburgh Parking Authority decided last week to suspend planned increase in all-day rates and monthly parking leases downtown for next August 1st. Executive Director David Onorato said "We want to make sure we're doing the right thing based on demand". Affecting demand are two new private garages planned in 2017, but also fewer people driving daily to downtown because of mass transit, ride share services and the exodus of some retailers and businesses from the Golden Triangle.
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll What do you think of the 10 to 23 months jail sentence for former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane?