Philadelphia Event Alert--DVGBC Legislative Breakfast on June 4

On Friday, June 4, 2010 from 8:00 - 10:00 am, the Delaware Valley Green Building Council is hosting a green building forum with Pennsylvania state Senator John Rafferty to discuss proposed legislation aimed at promoting more efficient use of energy, water and natural resources through the use of green building standards for state owned and state funded green buildings.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about House Bill 444 and
Senate Bill 728, which will require that high performance green building standards be
implemented in most new or remodeled building projects owned or funded by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

I have attached the flyer here, I would love it if GBLB readers in the Philadelphia area would join me at this great event!

International Day of Climate Action in Philly--This Saturday! has organized an event on Independence Mall (at the Bourse in case of rain), at People's Plaza at the corner of 5th and Market Streets for the International Day of Climate Action. is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.  Their mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

For the Philly event:

12:30 Event sign-in will begin. All attendees are required to sign in. When you do so you'll be assigned to a number: 3, 5, or 0. If we exceed our target number for the formation, additional people will form a border around the 350. If you really want to be part of the numbers, please arrive on time. First come, first served.

1:00 Event Introduction
Katherine Gajewski, Director of the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability. Katherine's talk will be followed by a keynote address by Ray Anderson, radical industrialist and environmental heavyweight.

Human Graphic Formation. The 3-5-0 formation will start immediately following the speakers! We foresee getting into formation taking about 30 minutes. We'll then photograph our amazing formation from the top of a neighboring building.

3:00 Ray Anderson Book Signing. Joseph Fox Bookstore is hosting a book signing for Ray Anderson's new book, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth, on the main level of the Bourse Atrium - located across 5th Street from Independence Mall. You can't miss it.

3:00-5:00 Afterparty! We'll be heading over to Triumph Brewery on 116 Chestnut, for some great local brews to celebrate!

Come out and support a healthy and sustainable world!