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Virtual Women+ in Green Book Club Author Discussion

September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Virtual Women+ in Green Book Club Author Discussion: A Just and Equitable Transition into a Green Economy

Please join Green Building Alliance for a year-long Women+ in Green book club featuring discussions led by the author of this year’s book. We will be reading Pathways to our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh, by Patricia DeMarco, PhD. You can purchase a copy of the book here. Patricia will lead us in three book discussions, and participants will be have the chance to ask questions, offer their own perspectives, and talk through these topics together.

Please sign up for each book club discussion you would like to participate in. You can either sign up for all three, or just select the ones you are most interested in. Discussions are designed specifically with women and femmes in mind.

While each book club discussion was planned to be hosted at the Forest Hills Municipal Building, a net-zero building that Dr. DeMarco helped make possible as a Forest Hills borough council member, all of our events have been transitioned to online until further notice.


This Year’s Book Club Discussion Topics:

April 29:  Women’s Role in Preserving Culture

July 8: Climate Solutions Relating to Infrastructure and the Built Environment

September 30: A Just and Equitable Transition into a Green Economy


About the Author:

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.  She is a Rachel Carson Scholar and served as Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. She holds the office of Vice President of the Forest Hills Borough Council. She sits as Secretary on the Board of Trustees for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.


Her book, titled “Pathways to Our Sustainable Future – A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh”  explores positive pathways toward sustainability, based on 28 case studies in Pittsburgh. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic, the book was funded by the W. Clyde and Ida Mae Thurman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.  It was 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.” Learn more about Dr. DeMarco here.










September 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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