Monday, October 20, 2008

National Leader in Pure Design Steps in to Help Raise Awareness about Emerging Opportunities in the Growing Environmental Economy - Green Living Forum at Philadelphia Land Mark

(Trenton, NJ) – October 20, 2008 – Helping to build bridges of understanding for everyday people to take advantage of the new structure of opportunity in environmental economy, CMX Engineers and Consultants, one of the nation’s top architectural, engineering, construction, and pure-design firms is co-sponsoring a forum designed to raise public awareness about emergent green jobs, careers, business, housing, and educational opportunities. Rosemarie Certo, owner of the Dock Street Micro Brewery, is also helping the cause by opening the doors of the refurbished former firehouse this Sunday for We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST) and nearly a dozen participating industry leaders invite members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate in “Why Live Green: Eight Leaders, Eight Ways You Can Live Healthier Wealthier, and Wiser with the Earth” on Sunday, October 26th from 3PM - 6PM at the historic firehouse located at 701 S. 50th Street (50th & Baltimore Avenue) in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia, PA. Donation: $35 per person$30 group rate (5+) $15 children under 12. Call (206) 202-2883 email visit

CMX Inc. Associate Stephen Finkelman, a LEED Accredited Professional, will share his expertise by offering practical steps home and property owners can improve the energy and environmental performance of dwellings and work spaces. “In spite of what is deemed a sluggish economy, We Are BOOST is sharing ways everyday people can prepare to be beneficiaries of the broad range of jobs, careers, housing, business, and educational opportunities being generated. CMX Inc. encourages everyone of good-will to support organizations, such as We Are BOOST, that serve a vital function in ensuring environmental, social, and economic equity is achieved for as many citizens as possible", says CMX National Director of Marketing, Brian Duke, referring to the rationale of his company’s commitment to community education and supporting this groundbreaking event.

The panel and community discussion will be moderated by special guest, Christopher Zelov of the Knossus Project and director of the eco-education film, City21, which explores the multiple initiatives that are indeed shaping the 21st Century City. There will be a Q&A session, Brewery tour, giveaways, and networking buffet (included) following the panel presentation. A cash bar will also be available.

Panelists and topics include:

· Susie Belier, CHHC, AADP, OTR/L - Spectrum Health Consulting
TOPIC: Change Your Food, Fuel Your Life

· Anastasia Harrison, LEED-AP, AIA, IAQA Director of Business Development - WESKetch Architecture + Interiors, Inc.
TOPIC: “Why Live Green? Real Reasons, Rationales, and Practical Steps You CAN Take”

· Stephen F. Finkelman, P.E., LEED-APAssociate - CMX Engineering
TOPIC: “LEED for Homes and Energy Conservation Strategies”

· Doug CohenFounder - Inspired Futures Global Campaign
TOPIC: “Leaders of the Next Generation: Youth and Sustainability”

· Marianne MalloyEastern Regional Network Program Coordinator - Environmental Leadership
TOPIC: “ELP: 21st Century Community-Building and Social Capital Creation”

· Anne Misak
Program Organizer - Clean Water Action – Philadelphia Regional Chapter
TOPIC: “Protecting Our Watersheds and Improving Recycling in Philadelphia”

· Sean Crane, AA, AS, RESNET, BPI, Green Advantage Commercial
Chief Technical Officer - Home Town Green
TOPIC: “Walk Softly and Save Wisely”

· Peter AbramsProprietor - Modern Metal Work & Trenton Atelier
TOPIC: “Waste-Stream Treasures: What You Throw Away Does Not Go Away!”

Additional panel speakers will be selected and announced.

Note: if you or someone you know is interested in speaking at this event, contact BOOST at (206) 202-2883 or email

$35 per person$30 group rate (5+) $15 children under 12

For more information or to RSVP, visit or call (206) 202-2883. You may also email to register for this event. Tickets will be available at the door if this event does not sell out.

Since 2007, Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (BOOST) has planned, promoted, and coordinated over 50 forums, initially in the Trenton-Mercer County region. As a result of the demand for green design and green building education in the Philadelphia region, BOOST is happy to offer a series of informational presentations on environmentally responsible design and sustainability in the city of Philadelphia. They have developed a speakers' bureau that includes academics, architects, business owners and entrepreneurs as well as professionals and practitioners. Within this bureau, speakers have expertise in areas ranging from green building and sustainable community design to personal and organizational leadership capacity building. For more information, visit our website:

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