DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA ENERGY REDUCTION RACE

Spread the word about Philadelphia’s energy efficiency competition! Register your commercial building before November 30th to receive a free training and be eligible for one of three $5,000 cash prizes!

HEALTHCARE & HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT

Join the Delaware Valley Green Building Council for a FREE breakfast and green building summit on November 18th at the University of Pennsylvania. You'll get answers on financial incentives and resources for sustainability. This event will consist of 2 panels, one for financial drivers, and one for financial resources for sustainable “Eds and Meds” Development.  

Panelists include: 
Robert Cottone, President and CEO, IMC Construction
Phyllis Cater, President, Spectrum Health Services
Kevin Mahoney, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
And more!

DATE: Tuesday, November 18, 2015 from 7:30am - 10:30am
LOCATION: University of Pennsylvania's Smilow Research Center. 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
COST: Free, but donations are welcome
RSVP: go to http://dvgbc.org/event/healthcare-higher-education-summit-incentives-and-financial-resources-sustainability

A GRID GOODBYE AND HELLO HAPPY HOUR


GRID Magazine invites you to come out to  McGillin's Olde Ale House to celebrate a beginning and an ending. Their Art Director for the past two years, Danni Sinisi, will be leaving after the next issue, and they're asking you to come out and send her off in style!

In addition, help them welcome Heather Shayne Blakeslee to the staff of GRID. She comes from a 7-year sting at the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, where she served as deputy executive director  and was a key player in the overwhelming success of Greenbuild 2013. 


DATE: Thursday, November 13
TIME: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: McGillin's Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
COST: FREE!

2ND ANNUAL BIG GREEN PARTY: GREEN PHILLY RELAUNCH & NEXUS BASH

Our friend Julie Hancher and the staff of Green Philly Blog are celebrating over 6 years of online publishing with a special "ReLaunch" party co-hosted by Sustainability Nexus, and you're invited! In conjunction with The Sustainability Nexus, enjoy an evening of food, drinks, music and surprises at Philly's premiere sustainable co-working space, CityCoHo.

Green Philly is a local online publication, focused on local sustainability news, events and tips. A website grown organically from frustration that sustainability was not accessible or even just plain simple. You can count on Green Philly for fresh, fun content with a sprinkle of sass each week, with a mission to help you achieve a simple, sustainable and local lifestyle.

DATE: Friday, November 21st from 6:30 - 10 PM.
LOCATION: CityCoHo; 2401 Walnut St, 1st & 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
RSVP: Go to http://green-philly-city-coho.ticketleap.com/2nd-annual-big-green-party/
MORE INFO: Go to http://sustainability-nexus.org/ or http://www.greenphillyblog.com/

PRICEWATERHOUSE SAYS WE'RE SCREWED

 We just read a very disturbing report at Mother Jones that we're taking the time to repost here at GD DV. 

According to a new study entitled "Low Carbon Economy Index," released by the accounting super-giant PricewaterhouseCoopers, our ability as a species to control runaway greenhouse gas emissions is lessening every year. The report indicates the following grim findings:


  • The world's major economies are increasingly failing to do what's needed to to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels
  • This failure impacts global food security threats, extreme weather events, coastal inundation, widespread species extinction and ecosystem shifts
  • tThe global economy needs to "decarbonize" by 6.2 percent every year until the end of the century to limit warming to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit

Afraid? We should be. Download the entire report in PDF format HERE

1ST ANNUAL HOME GROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Jacques Sapriel, longtime Green Drinks member and all-around green avatar, has put together The Philadelphia Home Grown Music Festival, our area's answer to South by Southwest! It's a fusion of local music, gardens and farms to support food justice, independence, and sustainability while providing opportunities for local musicians. Hosted by  PhillyEcoCity.com, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Pop Up Garden Truck, and Healthy Foods Green Spaces, the event links locally grown food, community gardens and CSAs with the incredibly diverse and talented Philadelphia music scene. Food, music and sun; you can't stay away!
DATE: Friday, September 12th - Sunday, September 14th, 2014
LOCATION(S): ALL OVER PHILADELPHIA!
TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/750691
MORE INFO: Contact Aissia Richardson at 215-236-1878 or visit http://philadelphiahomegrownmusicfestival.com/

SBN'S MEET THE SUSTAINABILITY EXPERTS NETWORKING EVENT

As a business owner, establishing your sustainability goals and measuring the impact of your efforts can be challenging. That's why you need to join the SBNand City CoHo for an evening of networking with their sustainability experts; you'll learn ways you can expand your triple bottom line to measure your social and environmental impact. Beer and light fare will be provided.
DATE: Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: City CoHo, 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

COST: Free!