ACT LOCALLY: GRID'S Round-up of local events and newsy bits

epa.govWednesday, March 30 – Thursday March 31

Globalcon 2011 will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to bring the latest on industry and governmental energy solutions. The event will help all get up to speed on these developments in the energy field, explore new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies. Hear it all, first-hand from some of the major players in the field. Visit, for registration instructions.

Sunday, April 3-Tuesday April 5

Brownfields 2011: Life, Liberty, and Sustainability is a three-day event filled with exhibitions, workshops, and a roster of plenary speakers. Come be a part of shared ideas to map out strategies for the future in cleanup challenges, examining lessons from the field, and turning environmental liabilities into useful resources. Registration for the event, held at the PA Convention Center, is free. For the full schedule, visit, here

Wednesday, April 6, 8:30a.m.-10:30a.m.

Waldorf Works for Green Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists includes a 425-acre tour of the Kimberton Waldorf School grounds, an explanation of the school’s vision, and a brief exploration of how biodynamic agriculture began in U.S. The event will be held at 410 West Seven Stars Road in Phoenixville. Reserve your spot now by calling (610)933-3635 x109

Wednesday, April 6 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wissahickon Growing Greener is hosting a family-friendly tour of the Materials Recovery Center in King of Prussia. Bring children along to learn about the process of recycling. The brief presentation will end with a question and answer period. RSVP to Erin at and please include ages of children if applicable.

Friday, April 8, 8:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts at the Kimmel Center will put on a fashion show featuring six local designers and top student designers. SA VA will be showing a 1920’s Parisian inspired six piece collection. Tickets $25-$100. For more information and to buy your ticket, visit