Nowruz Festival
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Nowruz Festival

Nowruz (“new day”) is a festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the Persian New Year. There will be live music, cultural performances, art and a bazaar, as well as educational materials on how people in Africa and the Middle East observe the Persian New Year.

penn.museum

COST: Free - $15


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Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Academy Town Square: Global Shifts: Earth Through the Lens of Artist Edward Burtynsky

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an Academy Town Square with celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.

We are now living in the era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, the time period when human activity is the dominant influence on climate, extinction events and the geological landscape of the planet. Celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has spent years documenting this dilemma of our modern existence. His photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are housed in over 60 public collections and exhibited by museums around the world.

In his talk, Burtynsky will discuss works from his decades-long career, including his most recent photographic series, Anthropocene. Photographs from Anthropocene and earlier series are featured in his upcoming exhibition Megaresources, presented by Philadelphia Contemporary and opening May 2019 at Atelier FAS Gallery, 1301 N. 31st St.

Free with registration. Please click here to register.

Co-Presented with Philadelphia Contemporary

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

A New Future of Food: Sustainable and Healthy

Penn Vegan Society presents A NEW FUTURE OF FOOD: SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY, a lecture and discussion with Dr. Joanne Kong on March 14th, 7:30-9PM, in the Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall. The event will center on climate change, environmental impacts of animal agriculture, health, and current innovations in the plant-based food industry. Light food will be served.

COST: Free for those with Penncards, $5 for anyone not holding a Penncard. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-new-future-of-food-sustainable-and-healthy-tickets-56773523136?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Mar
14
4:30 PM16:30

Art and Politics, From Graphic to Cinema: A Conversation With Marjane Satrapi

  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Moderated by: Fatemeh Shams, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Advanced registration for this event is now full. Please feel free to come the day of the event to see if space becomes available. We will open up any unused seats on a first come, first serve basis prior to the start of the lecture.

Artist, author, and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi is the creator of the graphic novel Persepolis, which tells the story of her youth in Iran in the 1970s and ‘80s. Internationally acclaimed, Persepolis has been translated into over 40 languages and was named one of the 100 Best Books of the Decade by The Times of London. Satrapi co-directed the animated film based on the book, which received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and more than 15 other major international awards.

Satrapi’s books for adults and children include Chicken With Plums, for which she also co-directed the film adaptation. Her other movies include The Voices and the forthcoming Radioactive, based on a graphic novel about Marie and Pierre Curie and starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley. Her illustrations appear regularly in newspapers and magazines around the world.

https://www.sas.upenn.edu/events/deansforum2019

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Green Building United 2019 Sustainability Symposium
Mar
12
3:00 PM15:00

Green Building United 2019 Sustainability Symposium

Green Building United’s ninth symposium covers a wide breadth of topics including cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices, including LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Enterprise Green Communities, WELL, green stormwater infrastructure and 2030 Districts.

$100-200

greenbuildingunited.org

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Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability
Mar
7
4:45 PM16:45

Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability

A group of women with backgrounds in business, fashion, health and design will share their thoughts on what everyone can do to create and live in a more sustainable world.

- Tara St JamesOwner & Creative Director at Study New York - Sustainable Womenswear 

- Julie HancherCo-Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Green Philly

- LIA DiagnosticsCreators of the First Flushable Pregnancy Test

- Jennifer Johnson, Geodesign Specialist for Metropolitan Government of Nashville

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-thinking-forward-highlighting-women-in-sustainability-tickets-53215981433/amp

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Bringing Great Plants to the West: E.H. Wilson & the Heyday of Plant Exploration
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Bringing Great Plants to the West: E.H. Wilson & the Heyday of Plant Exploration

Author Tony Kirkham speaks about his new book, Wilson’s China: A Century On, which discusses the many achievements of E.H. Wilson, who brought over 1,000 plants to the west from China. The book, which was co-written by Kirkham and Mark Flanagan, follows Wilson’s journey and provides a view of how things have changed since.

https://experience.morrisarboretum.org/Info.aspx?EventID=10

$15-20

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Big Philly Beerfest
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Big Philly Beerfest

  • Philadelphia Convention Center (map)
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Craft beer breweries both local and from around the country will be at the Big Philly Beerfest, which promises unlimited samples and a variety of beers for all tastes. Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Partners, a 501-c-3 organization that supports animal shelters, adoption groups and more.

bigphillybeerfest.com

COST: $45-65


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The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology
Feb
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology

Most archeological sites contain remnants of plants, which teaches researchers a lot about past societies and the people who lived in them. Penn Museum archaeobotanist Chantel White will discuss how plant remains are preserved and what they can teach us about Roman villages, as well as Philadelphia.

morrisarboretum.org

COST: $15-20


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Urban Medicine Cabinet
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Urban Medicine Cabinet

  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library (map)
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Learn to make first aid ointment, herbal steam and headache lozenges in addition to the properties of specific herbs and flowers using apothecary tools. Take home what you make at the end of the session.

Freelibrary.org

COST: Free

WHERE: Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, 125 South 52nd St.


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2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Feb
6
to Feb 9

2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

  • 25 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA, 17603 United States (map)
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Take part in a variety of sessions that will educate you, regardless of previous experience or knowledge levels, in a number of food and farming topics. The conference includes a trade show, educational activities for children K-8 and the opportunity to explore Lancaster’s food and farming scene in addition to workshops.

Pasafarming.org


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Lunar New Year
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and learn about Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures as the observe the Year of the Pig. There will be demonstrations in martial arts, calligraphy and drumming, in addition to a number of hands-on activities.

Included w/ cost of museum admission

phillyseaport.org

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

How Sustainability Works: Hemp, Grid Energy, Vertical Farms & Beer, OH MY.

Ever wonder how that wind energy you purchase through PECO gets to your house? Or how you can turn hemp into clothing? Curious about vertical farming? Join Green Philly for “How Sustainability Works.” Speakers will teach a complicated topic into easy 5 minute lessons.

Learn about:

How the energy grid works

How vertical gardening saves water

How sustainable practices are used in the brewery process

How hemp is more sustainable than cotton

Speakers:

Mark Sunderland - Hemp Black

Morgan Pitts - Energy Co-op

Casey Tabor - Philly Microgreens

Peggy Zwerver - Earth-Bread + Brewery

Rebecca Davies - Remark Glass

COST: $15

https://green-philly-blog.ticketleap.com/how-sustainability-works-plants-the-grid/

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