Archive for October, 2013

Macoskey Center Fall Harvest October 26, 2013: 1:00 – 4:30 PM

The Macoskey Center at Slippery Rock University  will be hosting a fall Harvest Fest on October 26, 2013 from 1-5 PM .  Local sustainable vendors, food vendors, apple cider and apple butter demonstrations, interpretive programs, games, contest, and live music will fill the day!

·         1:00 PM – Canning Demonstration

·         1:30 PM – Sustainable Harvest and Garden Preparation Interpretive Talk

·         2:00 PM – Scarecrows for Coats – Come enter our scarecrow building contest for a cause!  Prizes will be awarded for the scarecrow with the most clothes, and the most creative scarecrow!  We will supply the straw and wooden support, participants must bring their own clothing and coats.  All items will be collected and donated to the local shelter after the event.

·         2:30 PM – Nature Hike and Leaf Painting

·         3:30 PM – Pumpkin Carving Contest

·         4:00 PM – Harvest on the Farm: A Living History Interpretive Walk

·         4:30 PM – Scarecrow/Pumpkin Carving/Bake-Off Judging and Winners Announcement

Edinboro University Workshop November 16, 2013

Edinboro University

219 Meadville Street Edinboro, Pennsylvania

9:00 am to 3:30 pm (Registration 9:00 – 9:30am)

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The rapid expansion of gas and oil drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) threatens human health, the environment and the communities. Healthcare providers need knowledge and training to assess and respond to health and safety issues related to drilling, especially fracking. Nurses, healthcare providers, public health officials, and community health advocates: join us for a day of education and inspiration to learn how you can help safeguard health and land.

We have a wonderful lineup of speakers, including:

Living and Working Among the Gas Fields: Problems and Health Effects Reported by Residents and Workers – Jill Kriesky, MS, PhD

Navigating Medical Issues in Shale Territory – Poune Saberi, MD, MPH

Voices of the Women: Giving a Voice to Those Living in the Gas Fields – Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP; Lydia Greiner, BSN, MSN

Clean Energy 101: Recognizing, Educating, and Advocating for Healthier Energy Choices – Laura Anderko, PhD, RN

See the full agenda here

Upcoming Regional Event: Pittsburgh Environment and Health Conference

The Pittsburgh Environment and Health Conference: Building Healthy Lifestyles, Communities and Environments is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Presented by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and Women for a Healthy Environment, the conference will offer a daylong program of speakers, panels and workshops designed for the concerned, general public. Hear from Lois Gibbs; Ted Schettler, MD; Edward Humes; Richard Louv; David Orr; and many others.  Learn about greening your lifestyle, revitalizing your community, connecting your life’s work to the environment, protecting air quality, understanding the potential health impacts of shale gas drilling, and more.  Details at: