FEB 5: PA Green Economy Forum

A coalition of environmental organizations will host a discussion on 5 Feb 2009.

• About national climate change policy,
• Forging a clean energy economy
• And the ways that green jobs and environmentally responsible industries can benefit Pennsylvania .

We invite you attend the “Pennsylvania Green Economy Forum” at West Chester University ’s Sykes Student Union Ballroom at 7 PM.

The sponsoring organizations for the event include: Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP), West Chester University ’s Environmental Council, PennEnvironment, National Audubon Society, Pew Environment Group, the Gordon Natural Area and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Kathleen McGinty, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (and who has recently joined Element Partners, a venture capital firm focused on clean technology) will deliver the keynote address. Panelists and guest speakers will include representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, organized labor and West Chester University . Guests will be invited to ask questions throughout the night’s program.

This forum will coincide with the “National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions,” which will bring together hundreds of universities, faith groups and community organizations around the country to discuss global climate change in a solutions-driven dialogue. In Washington , D.C. , national environmental leaders will also be meeting to discuss the potential impact of green jobs on our economy during this time.

We hope you will be able to join us for this unique and important discussion.

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