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
A majority of Americans, 58 percent, would support military intervention in North Korea if the U.S. is unable to achieve its goals diplomatically or through economic sanctions according to a new Gallup poll. In 2003, the last time Gallup asked this question, only 47 percent approved OF military action. However there's a strong partisan divide as the vast majority of Republicans, 82 percent, would support military intervention, compared with only 37 percent of Democrats. Still most Americans, 59 percent, do not think an attack from North Korea is imminent.
Would you be in favor of delaying the start of school to 8:30am for high school students?