Below is the press release for Women Leaders for Entrepreneurship, the Environment and Social Equity that will be held this Sunday, Nov. 16 from 3-6 at Greenable (the fabulous green building supply store) in Philadelphia. It's being hosted by We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST), and I announced their event last month, too.
After making the announcement, the organizers of this event inquired if I'd like to speak. I promptly ignored their request because I've never formally spoken in public on a green topic before. Then when I had gotten my courage up to maybe say yes, I checked my calendar and I was going to be out of town anyway. But I have a feeling that at some point, I'm going to have some involvement with We Are BOOST. Until then, I'll keep plugging their events. Here's the press release for this weekend's event:
November 2008 - Philadelphia PA - Patricia Gaylor has practiced green design in the northeast for over 25 years. After seeing many remodeling jobs start with the demolition and hauling away of tons of materials, she began to wonder how to create beautiful new spaces without making such an environmental impact. Reducing landfill waste and specifying materials that are renewable, recyclable or sustainable has been part of her design business for many years.
On Sunday, November 16, Gaylor joins a panel of leaders from a broad range fields where she will share her vast experience and knowledge with anyone interested in greening up their living, work, worship, or recreational spaces and places.
Women Leaders for Entrepreneurship, the Environment and Social Equity is being hosted by We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST) at the showroom of Greenable, one of Philadelphia's premier resource for interior and exterior green building products and services for residential and commercial projects. The forum will take place from 3pm until 6pm. Greenable is located at 126 Market Street in Philadelphia PA and the donation to attend is $15 per adult and $5 for children under 12 years of age and only $5 for college and university students with a valid student I.D.
"In an economy where home building and remodeling is suffering one of the worst slumps in decades, green building and remodeling are experiencing incredible growth. Recent surveys reveal that home buyers will pay a premium to purchase a green, energy efficient house. Coloring your business GREEN is a smart move in a sluggish economy!" says Gaylor, who was recently featured on Good Morning America.
Yvonne Haughton, founder and director of For My Daughter Library and Ali Shapiro, proprietor of Integrative Nutrition Counseling will lead a panel discussion and interactive question and answer session at Greenable.
Donation is $15 per adult and $5 for children under 12 years of age and college and university students with valid student I.D. A refreshments buffet of locally grown and harvested food will be prepared by Cosmic Catering and available to all who attend. Advanced registration is required, please call (206) 202-2883 or visit the calendar of events page at http://www.weareboost.org. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.