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Philadelphia Earth Charter Summits

A free public assembly to redesign the Delaware Valley region based on the principle of sustainability will be held at Irvine Auditorium, on Saturday, September 28, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Keynoters include Paul Hawken, author of Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism; Tom Graham, former Special Representative for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute.

The Earth Charter Summit will focus on bringing a renewed commitment of activism to the area and the region's social, economic and environmental sustainability movements.

The afternoon is set up for dialogue in focused caucus groups: Education, Health, Responsible Business, Peace and Non-Violence, Energy and Climate, Democracy in Action, Social/Economic Justice and Interfaith and Spirituality. Regional leaders will present current projects and efforts, relate them to specific points of the Earth Charter and discuss barriers to progress.

The Earth Charter was drafted in a 12-year consensus process involving thousands of people and leaders in 56 countries. It recognizes that all regional and global problems are interdependent and declares 16 ethical principles and values that promote economic and social justice, non-violence, democracy, peace and ecological integrity.

Registration for free events: online,, phone/e-mail: (215) 472-2058,

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002


September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4

The School of Veterinary Medicine invites the Penn community to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with an Open House on September 21.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn #4 in it's annual Best national Universities survey.
The Penn Humanities Forum dedicates the 2002-2003 lectures, seminars, and exhibitions to the topic of The Book.
New Bioterrorism Legislation affects laboratories and clinical facilities.
Speaking Out about the conservation postcards.
Honors for faculty and staff
The 14th annual Career Conference for graduate students starts on September 17.
The 10th annual Penn Family Day is scheduled for October 5.
Research Roundup: Nurse Shortage; Alternate Tobacco Use; Immune Cells Fight Cancer; Head Start.
The Annual Crime Report from the Division of Public Safety.