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Gubernatorial Sustainability Forum, Jan. 13

PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2013

The candidates for governor in Pennsylvania will discuss their positions on a range of important sustainability issues on Monday, Jan. 13, at a gubernatorial forum presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and its partners. The forum is free and open to the public.

“Sustainability: A Gubernatorial Forum” begins at 6 p.m. and is presented in partnership with the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania-Citizen Education Fund, Conservation Pennsylvania, and Penn Environment. The forum will be moderated by Dave Davies, senior government and politics reporter for WHYY. Davies’ blog, Off Mic, is featured on WHYY’s, and he regularly fills in as a host on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

To register to attend the forum, visit

The forum will focus on important sustainability issues that directly affect jobs, public health, energy efficiency, and the economy, now and in the future. These issues, such as energy and the environment, involve the careful balancing of the needs of both natural and human systems now and in the future.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for voters to get an idea of how the candidates position themselves on critical issues about the environmental future not only of Pennsylvania, but of our planet as a whole,” said Roland Wall, director of the Academy’s Center for Environmental Policy.

The invited candidates include Gov. Tom Corbett, former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection John Hanger, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord; former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Katie McGinty, small-business owner Max Myers, City of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf.

The Academy of Natural Sciences is a leader in sustainability and a major resource for environmental issues that are relevant to the community. With its scientific expertise, the Academy has embarked on a major initiative to set the standard for 21st-century museums, embedding sustainable practices in museum operations and providing unique visitor experiences that will educate and inspire responsible action on environmental and sustainability issues.


Note: Roland Wall is available to be interviewed about the Academy’s sustainability initiatives.

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