Sustainability Seminar at Wharton School of Business

Sustainable Brands is holding its 2nd annual conference on The New Metrics of Sustainable Business at Wharton School of Business on September 27 to 28, 2012.

The 2 day program will reveal  the environmental and social impacts of business activity; examines innovative ways business can create, quantify, manage and communicate value through sustainability; and find new ways to turn shared value activities into enhanced financial performance. Various initiatives, research and models will be presented with time devoted to interactive discussion, facilitated by some of sustainability’s top strategists.

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GreenFest Philly 2012 is Back!

September; the leaves are turning, students are returning to their dorms, and Greenfest Philly is coming back to Center City!

With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the largest eco-festival in the Philadelphia metro area. Come out to see local green wares and live demonstrations, hear live music and eat great local food while learning how to incorporate sustainability in your work or home life.   The event is free and will be held at historic Headhouse Row at 2nd and Lombard Streets on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 11am to 5pm.
Judah Press, chair of the Center City Green Drinks, will be on hand as a vendor for Save Some Green, his sustainable products store. If you are a vendor and would like to showcase your service or product, download the Info Packet at  ContactMartin Hage, Festival Director with any questions at  

Make Your Voice Heard! Say NO to Soot!

Next Tuesday, July 17th , 2012, the E.P.A. will hold a hearing to collect public comments on a proposed rule to limit fine particulate matter (PM) commonly known as Soot. The hearing will be held at the William J. Green Federal Building at 600 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106, from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
To sign up to testify in a 3 minute time slot at the hearing directly, email Alan Rush at List your name, address, phone number and what time you would like to speak at the hearing. For more information please contact Katie Feeney at: or 215-567-4004 x 112.
Fine particulate pollution is dangerous because it travels deep into the lungs and can enter the bloodstream; exposure to it is linked to a range of respiratory and cardiovascular problems such as asthma and bronchitis.