May 2: Climate Change and Justice conference

Global Warming 2010: Experts and Heroes Creating a Climate for Justice Experts on global warming are under attack as never before, but they are standing firm and speaking out, showing heroic leadership for the planet. This conference allows you to meet our great experts and heroes, and learn how we create a climate for justice here in western Pennsylvania.

Our heroes and experts and their topics include:
Dr. Robert Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University to discuss racial and social implications of climate justice;
Dr. Michael Mann, renowned climatologist and director of Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, to describe the facts behind global warming science;
John Hanger, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to discuss energy policy and job creation;
Local Green Opportunities Panel will include
- Lee Ann Briggs of Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center (moderator);
- Carla Castagnero of AgRecycle, our region’s only commercial composter;
- Richard Taylor of ImbuTech, a company that sells LED lighting;
- Joe Simko of Hodge & Elyria Foundry, manufacturer of wind turbine components;
- Tonya Johnson of Green Empowerment Training Alliance, an organization preparing
minority and low-income people for the green economy.
Other speakers will cover state and federal energy and climate policy and the low carbon fuel standard;
Exhibitors from local organizations will have information on sustainable foods; renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency and biodiesel; green building materials, and more!

1:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, 15222 (Refreshments and check-in from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.). Admission, which includes refreshments, is $10, but free for PennFuture
members and students with a valid ID. Pre-registration is required by
Thursday, April 29.

Please note: The Pittsburgh Marathon will be held earlier on May 2. Most of the marathon activities will be finished by the start of the conference, but please allow extra travel time.

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