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June 7, 2021. 7:00PM EDT

We are thrilled to present Terry Spahr , 8 Billion Angels Filmmaker and Executive Director of Earth Overshoot; Dr. Dan Cosacchi , Director of Justice and Peace Studies at Marywood University; and Dr. Patricia DeMarco, biologist, author, and environmental activist; moderated by PA IPL Board Member Dr. Bill Cozzens, as they discuss the film, its challenging message, and their assessment of where the global community is today in addressing human health, justice, and environmental sustainability.

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Monday June 7, 2021, starting at 7:00 PM EDT
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Kathy Hrabovsky
Panelist
Kathy Hrabovsky joined PA Interfaith Power & Light in March 2021 as Development Associate, after having served as Sustainability Manager with Allegheny County and 3R Sustainability for a combined total of 7 years. Kathy began her career as an architect, receiving her Bachelor of Architecture, BARCH, and Master of Science in Sustainable Design, MSSD, from Carnegie-Mellon University. Studying sustainable design, environmental policy, and sustainable community development in pursuit of her MSSD fueled Kathy’s passion for sustainability, which she channels into advocacy, community volunteerism, and her new development work with PA IPL.

Kathy has been practicing architecture for over thirty years, twelve of which were spent serving a diverse group of clients as a sole practitioner in the Pittsburgh region. To ensure the high-quality design of any project or program, Kathy is dedicated to analyzing stakeholder needs and developing creative solutions to meet them. As a Sustainability Manager, Kathy has written and managed successful grant proposals; implemented energy, water and waste conservation strategies in corporate and government entity facilities; coordinated energy management platforms such as Energy Star PortfolioManager; recommended supply and demand side utility procurement strategies; implemented Indoor Air Quality improvement strategies; encouraged employees to shift their commute to an alternative or active form of transportation; successfully participated in local sustainability challenges and competitions; engaged with regional leaders to share knowledge, successes and challenges; and engaged with students, employees and upper level management through interdepartmental green team programs. Kathy is committed to energy, water and waste conservation in order to reduce carbon footprint, improve outdoor ambient air quality, and improve human health & productivity.

Personally, Kathy leads an active, healthy life-style, cycling on the weekends, organic gardening, community volunteering, and traveling with her husband & adopted dog to visit with their two grown children.
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Wlliam (Bill) Cozzens
Board Member, PA-IPL
Moderator Bill Cozzens is a Board member and Treasurer of PA IPL. He holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, Bill worked as a consultant to city and state governments and utility companies in the implementation of technology to improve operational and planning capabilities. Since retiring, Bill has focused his time and energy on climate change, focusing on education and advocacy.

In addition to PA IPL, Bill is a supporter of Penn Environment, Clean Water Action, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), the Sierra Club and POWER’s Green Jobs campaign.

Bill is a Quaker, member of Germantown Friends Meeting in Philadelphia and currently serving the Meeting as its clerk.
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Terry Spahr
Producer, 8 Billion Angels
Terry Spahr is a naturalist, environmental activist and producer of the 2020 documentary, 8 Billion Angels, which establishes the connection between unsustainable population growth and our global environmental emergencies. Through the compelling stories of scientists, farmers, fisherman and others, the film confronts a topic often relegated to the shadows of our personal, political and international conversations.

Upon completion of the film, Terry founded Earth Overshoot, a nonprofit dedicated to making sustainability central to all personal and public decision-making through targeted education and advocacy.
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Patricia DeMarco
Senior Scholar, Adjunct Faculty, Chatham University; Board of Directors, Allegheny Land Trust
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 and serves on the Board of Directors for the Allegheny Land Trust and for The Battle of Homestead Foundation.
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.”
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Daniel Cosacchi
Director of Justice and Peace Studies, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Marywood University
Dan Cosacchi earned his doctorate in Christian ethics from Loyola Chicago in 2016 with a dissertation entitled "Earthly Destruction: Catholic Social Teaching, War and the Environment." He is currently assistant professor of religious studies and director of the justice and peace studies program at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is co-editor of The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence between Daniel and Philip Berrigan (Orbis, 2016). In progress is a book with Paulist Press entitled Pope Francis's Great Americans.

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