PennFuture's Global Warming Conference: Creating a Climate for Justice
August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Sunday, May 2, 2010
1:30 PM to 6:15 PM

(Refreshments and check-in from 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM)

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Please note that some roads will be closed on conference day.
Consult this map before you head out.

PennFuture members: free admission; Non-members: $10
Pre-registration required.

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 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 ImbuTec, 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!

Don't be left out - Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 29th

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. Check back here closer to the date for updated travel, parking and bus information.

Visit the Port Authority website for information on public transportation. If you drive, consider carpooling which can be arranged at (password is PennFuture). Click here for Driving Directions.

Parking is $5.00 in all downtown parking garages on Sunday.
This site is handicapped-accessible.

To table information about your organization at the event, contact Sharon Pillar


Time: 1:30 PM - 6:15 PM
August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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