Patricia M. DeMarco discusses global sustainability at the Phipps Conservatory

On September 19th, the University of Pittsburgh Press and author Patricia M. DeMarco celebrated the publication of her book Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh. An enthusiastic crowd of about 100 filled the Tropical Forest area of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland.

Attendees included Max King, President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation and his wife Peggy, David Feingold, President of Chatham University, Bernard Goldstein, former Dean of the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Member of the National Academy of Sciences and his wife Rossalyn, Terry Collins, Theresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry at the Institute for Green Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Kathy Hrabovsky, Chief Sustainability Officer for Allegheny County, Elise Yanders, Head of The Yanders Group at Merrill Lynch, along with family, friends, colleagues, and students of Patty DeMarco. All were entertained by the lively percussive sounds of Abafasi, a Pittsburgh drum band. Following an introduction by Phipps Executive Director Richard Piacentini, DeMarco spoke about her book, and her wish that readers be filled with empowerment and hope regarding the environmental challenges of the twenty-first century.

DeMarco was all smiles as she spoke with her supporters, receiving praise and congratulations for her book. She happily signed dozens of copies of Pathways, and was heard making plans for future speaking engagements and presentations.

Read more about Patricia DeMarco’s book, Pathways to Our Sustainable Future: A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh: here.

Patty converses with a friend.

Patty converses with a friend.

Book buyers anxiously await the arrival of Patty DeMarco.

Book buyers anxiously await the arrival of Patty DeMarco.

Daughter Jenn Griffith and UPP Editorial Director Sandy Crooms prepare flowers to present to Patty DeMarco.

Jenn Griffith and UPP Editorial Director Sandy Crooms prepare flowers to present to Patty DeMarco.

Richard Piacentini, Executive Director of the Phipps Conservatory, introduces author Patty DeMarco.

Richard Piacentini, Executive Director of the Phipps Conservatory, introduces author Patty DeMarco.

Patty DeMarco Sustainable Pittsburgh

Patty DeMarco addresses the audience.

The percussive band Abafasi performed throughout the book launch event.

The percussive band Abafasi performed throughout the book launch event.

Patty DeMarco with daughter Jenn Griffith.

Patty DeMarco with daughter Jenn Griffith.

Patty DeMarco signing her new book.

Patty DeMarco signing her new book.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

*