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Feb 27: Jason McLennan at Phipps
Two Chances to Meet Renowned Green Building Expert Jason McLennan!
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Green Building Alliance (GBA) are proud to present two special events at the Conservatory with renowned green building expert Jason McLennan on February 27, 2012: A Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Drinks and Conservation from 5:30-8 p.m.
One of the most influential players in the movement today, McLennan has had a major impact on the direction of green building in the U.S. and Canada. Among his many accolades, he is founder of the Living Building Challenge (an international green building program through which Phipps is seeking certification for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes); CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council (the Pacific Northwest's leading organization in the field of green building and sustainable development); and co-creator of Pharos, the most advanced building material rating system in North America.
McLennan's Lunch and Learn presentation will focus on the topic ofcommunity regeneration and living buildings, while the Drinks and Conversation talk will cover the Living Building Challenge and more.
LUNCH AND LEARN 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. $25 Phipps and GBA Members; $35 Non-Members Enjoy a delicious lunch served in Phipps' beautiful, eco-friendly Special Events Hall as you learn. Vegetarian and other special dietary options will be available.
DRINKS AND CONVERSATION 5:30–8 p.m. $5 Phipps and GBA Members; $10 Non-Members Join us for a special evening of networking and conversation surrounded by the lush greenery of Phipps' new Tropical Forest India exhibit. Price of ticket includes admission to Phipps, one drink ticket and light hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail widely to friends, family and colleagues, and let's give Jason McLennan a warm Pittsburgh welcome. We look forward to seeing you, too!Photos by Paul g. Wiegman and Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine