Apr 21: Sustainable Economy summit

The THRIVE: Sustainable Economy Summit will inform you about types of renewable energy, energy efficiency and other aspects of the sustainable economy, and help communities start to plan and implement sustainable development.  

Speakers will include Dr. Terrence Collins on Green Chemistry, a transformation to healthy manufacturing; Allison Rohrs and Michael Sell of PA Wind Maps, St. Francis Institute for Energy;  Hannah Smith-Brubaker Executive Director PA Assn. of Sustainable Agriculture  (former PA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture);  Joe Pizarchik, former Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for the U.S. Dept. of the Interior; Dr. Patricia DeMarco, author of Pathways to a Sustainable Future; Monaca Borough Manager Mario Leone Jr.; and a Panel on Eco-Tourism.

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (doors open 8:30 am) at the Rustic Lodge, 2199 Oakland Ave, Indiana PA, 15701 

Cost: $10 (includes lunch);  no charge for students.  More information and registration at  http://conta.cc/2mbeixM.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of PA, in collaboration with League of Women Voters of Indiana County, Center for Community Growth, Evergreen Conservancy, IUP Sustainability Studies Program, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development.

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