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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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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2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Feb
6
to Feb 9

2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

  • 25 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA, 17603 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Political Geometry
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Political Geometry

The Franklin Institute's first Speaker Series of the year looks at how geometry, computer science and statistics affect the drawing and re-drawing of Congressional districts. Mathematicians Moon Duchin and Dr. Jayatri Das lead the event.

fi.edu

COST: Members free, non-members $10

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Academy Conversation: Protecting Clean Water
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Academy Conversation: Protecting Clean Water

What happens if federal regulations protecting clean water are scaled back?

The federal government has proposed rolling back a key clean water protection, the Waters of the United States Rule. The proposal threatens the clean water we all depend on. Join us in a free, informal conversation with Academy scientists and water protection leaders as we discuss what this means for the Delaware River, which supplies drinking water to over 15 million people.

Speakers:

Marie Kurtz, PhD, Senior Scientist, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences
Abby Jones, Esq., Staff Attorney, PennFuture 

Moderator: Carol Collier, PhD, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences

COST: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-conversation-tickets-54007260169

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West Craft Fest
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

West Craft Fest

Dozens of vendors will return to The Rotunda for West Craft Fest (FKA Go West Craft Fest). An all-local lineup of artisans and makers will have artisan jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, original art, prints, stationery, clothing, knitted accessories, home wares, children's gifts, candles, soaps, botanicals, holiday items and more for sale. Applications are currently open on their website, listed below.

Free

westcraftfest.wixsite.com

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What does the latest federal climate change report mean for you?
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

What does the latest federal climate change report mean for you?

A landmark federal report says we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, and the danger of more catastrophes like floods and wildfires is increasing. Join us at the Academy for a free, informal discussion with our scientists and Drexel University students about the implications of this report.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-conversation-tickets-53075546388

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