Awareness to Action: The Laws of Nature are Non-Negotiable

April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA
United States

Awareness to Action: The Laws of Nature are Non-Negotiable
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
monroeville public library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA (map)

Following Earth Day, The Eastern' Burbs Huddle is excited to announce The Laws of Nature are Not Negotiable: Moving from Awareness to Action a presentation by Patricia DeMarco, PhD.

About the speaker:

Visiting Researcher and Writer, Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Green Sciences

Senior Scholar, Chatham University

Elected to Forest Hills Borough Council 2016-2020

Patricia M. DeMarco is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. with a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent a thirty -year career in energy and environmental policy in both private and public sector positions, including Commissioner of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and Demand Side Manager for the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. She was the Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University.

Her book, titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future” is funded by the W. Clyde and Ida Mae Thurman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic, the book explores positive pathways toward sustainability based on 28 case studies in Pittsburgh. It will be published by The University of Pittsburgh Press in 2017.

She is the Executive Producer of a documentary film with Mark E. Dixon, “The Power of One Voice- A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson” and has served as technical advisor for a video series with Kirsi Jansa titled “Sustainability Pioneers”

She is a regular guest on The Union Edge Radio with a segment on the Charles Showalter Show titled “Just Transitions – Labor, Environment and Health” appearing on the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of every month discussing labor, environment and health issues.

On November 3, 2015, Patricia DeMarco was elected to the Forest Hills Borough Council as an At Large Member for a four year term commencing on January 4, 2016.

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About the Huddle:

First we marched, now we huddle! Non-marchers and marchers alike are welcome to gather in our community to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. Beyond action, we will discuss, support, and huddle as an inclusive group of new friends and citizens.