Join your friends and colleagues for a Sustainable Economy Summit.
Friday, April 21, 2017
9am-4:30pm (Doors open 8:30am)
Rustic Lodge, 2199 Oakland Ave, Indiana PA, 15701
Cost: $10 (includes lunch). No charge for students. (Enter discount code "STUDENT")
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of PA in collaboration with League of Women Voters of Indiana County, Center for Community Growth, Evergreen Conservancy, IUP Sustainability Studies Program, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
Capacity-building sessions will provide tools to measure the economic benefits of sustainable development, and strategies for marketing those benefits to attract funding and new businesses to your community.
The THRIVE Summit is specifically designed for municipal officials and staff of local and county governments in rural Southwestern PA, as well as community members and students who want to become involved by serving on community boards and task forces. Your help is needed.
Let’s join together to build thriving communities in the new, sustainable economy!
Dr. Terrence Collins - Green Chemistry- the transformation to healthy manufacturing
Dan Boone - Innovations in Wind Power
Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director PA Assn. of Sustainable Agriculture (former PA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture)
Panel on Eco-Tourism
Joe Pizarchik, recent Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Dr. Patricia DeMarco, author of Pathways to a Sustainable Future
Mario Leone Jr., Monaca Borough Manager, award-winner for planning, getting grants, and implementing sustainable projects - saving Monaca money!