Friday, October 10, 2008

Why Live Green? Seven Leaders, Sevens Ways You Can Live Healthier, Wealthier, & Happier + Future City21 Preview

Why Live Green? Panel & Community Discussion, Appetizer Buffet, Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Brewery Tour, & Networking

Saturday, October 26 #PM until 6PM @ Dock Street Micro Brewery—50th & Baltimore Avenues— Philadelphia PA

Green Living Panel & Community Discussion to be held at Dock Street Brewery in West Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, October 26th

(Philadelphia, PA) – October 12, 2008 - Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST) cordially invites everyone to a special community event “Why Live Green: Seven Leaders, Seven Ways You Can Live Healthier and Happier” on Sunday, October 26th from 3PM - 6PM at Dock Street Brewery located at 701 S. 50th Street (50th & Baltimore Avenue) in West Philadelphia, PA.

Event will include panel discussion featuring topics by seven sustainable and green living community leaders and special guest appearance by 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:

· 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 Malloy, Eastern Regional Network Program Coordinator - Environmental Leadership Program
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 TOPIC: Town Green
TOPIC: “Walk Softly and Save Wisely: Green Your Wallet and the Planet”

· Peter AbramsProprietor - Modern Metal Work & Trenton Atelier
“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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