Southwestern Pennsylvania Global Warming Conference: Creating a Climate for Justice—May 2, Pittsburgh

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):

 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

1:30 to 6:00 p.m.

(Refreshments and check-in from 1:30 to 1:45 p.m.)

 

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

 

Admission, which includes refreshments, is $10, but free for PennFuture members and students with a valid ID. Pre-registration is required (http://my.pennfuture.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=104921&autologin=true&AddInterest=1061) by Thursday, April 29.

 

The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Bullard, the Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Bullard will be talking about climate change as an issue of justice.

 

Other speakers will explore:

 

  • the latest science on global warming;
  • climate change as an issue of justice and the opportunities created by addressing global warming;
  • the effects of warming temperatures on air quality and health;
  • how a low carbon fuel standard can lower heat-trapping gases and improve air quality;
  • how local businesses are creating solutions and jobs;
  • state and federal climate and clean energy legislation and initiatives.

But wait, there’s more! While at the conferences, visit our exhibit areas for information on sustainable foods, solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, biodiesel, green building materials, and more.

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