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Integrity of Creation Conference
The fifth Annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation focuses on the topic Toward a Healthy Planet to discuss what is going right with planet earth. The interdisciplinary conference invites participants from different disciplines to engage each other in civil discourse on a different topic each year. The conference series was commissioned by former President Charles J. Dougherty as an endowed academic event that celebrates the Spiritan mission of Duquesne University. The current University President, Ken Gormley, continues to inspire excellence in support of the Spiritan mission as the conference series develops.
Webinar #HaltMarinerNow: Are you in the Blast Zone?
Join us to learn why the Mariner East pipelines are not your typical natural gas pipelines. The Mariner East project pipeline threatens 17 counties across Pennsylvania. This 350 mile cross state project includes up to four hazardous highly volatile liquids pipelines (ethane, propane butane) and has a blast zone up to a mile wide or more. These pipelines, if completed will cut through residential neighborhoods, next to schools & nursing care facilities, and cross farms, woodlands, waterways and wetlands. Construction of the project has been fraught with problems, prompting two county district attorneys and the state Attorney General to open…
From Wellhead to Ethane Cracker: How Fracking for Plastics Harms Our Health
Dr. Ned Ketyer, a distinguished local pediatrician from Washington County, connects the vast petrochemical “clusterfrack” underway in SW Pennsylvania with the local and regional health impacts currently experienced by residents, and the global ecological and public health catastrophes resulting from plastic pollution and climate change that threaten the health and well-being of all travelers on this shining ball of blue. Dr. Ketyer’s presentation is entitled, “From Wellhead to Ethane Cracker: How Fracking for Plastics Harms Our Health” Laura Dagley, BSN, RN, Medical Advocacy Coordinator Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pennsylvania, will present a program entitled, Fracking: The Health Impacts We Know…
GASP's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Remaining strong and relevant for 50 years is no small task. Join us in celebrating this special occasion and enjoy live music, food and drinks, and a silent auction. The event will also feature a selection of archival materials that will serve as a mini museum showcasing the work we’ve done throughout our history. GASP’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will serve as our annual fundraiser, with all proceeds helping to fund our education, advocacy, and legal work.
Climate Action Summit: SAVE THE DATE
Learn about the impacts of climate change for Pennsylvania and be inspired to collective action across multiple sectors, including business, local/regional governance, nonprofit and youth and education. Attendance will be limited. Registration details and information will be sent soon. Keynote speaker: David Wallace author of “The Uninhabitable Earth”