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WHAT THIS WEEKEND IS ALL ABOUT
TAKING PLACE
March 31 - April 2, 2016

 

 

Cohon University Center

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

CMU Sustainable Earth is proud to present Sustainability Weekend 2016, Carnegie Mellon’s inaugural sustainability-focused conference

 

Environmentalism often gets a bad rap - some may associate it with recycling water bottles, hemp, and a general dislike for traditional personal hygiene. While some stereotypes are based off of fact (others less so), in 2016 we want to be thinking about environmentalism in the larger context of sustainability. In organizing Sustainability Weekend, our goal is to pique your interest and show you this larger context. Sustainability is holistic: it is political, personal, economic, and social. It can dialogue with everything from urban planning to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Come learn, network, and have fun! 

SUSTAINABILITY

WEEKEND

March 31 - April 2, 2016 | Carnegie Mellon University
 

SCHEDULE

 

University Lecture Series - Thursday, March 31

4:30 - 6:00 PM Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Home

Location: Porter Hall 100

 

Kickoff - Friday, April 1

4:30 - 6:00 PM Keynote: The State of Sustainability

Location: UC Connan

Mark Dixon, COP21 Pittsburgh

 

6:30 - 8:30 PM Reception

Location: Schenley Park Cafe & Visitor Center

Relax and enjoy some appetizers provided by The Porch.

 

Main Programming - Saturday, April 2

9:30 AM Doors Open

 

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Pittsburgh 2030 Districts

Location: UC Connan
Moderator: Akanksha Tyagi, CMU Grad

Aurora Sharrard, Green Building Alliance
Martin Altschul, CMU Facilities Management Services

Aftyn Giles, Sustainability Coordinator Pittsburgh

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Public Art & Its Role in Sustainability

Location: UC Connan
Moderator: Rene Cuenca, Design Center Pittsburgh, PULSE

Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry, Land Art Generator Initiative
Christine Mondor, CMU School of Architecture

Oreen Cohen, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center

 

12:30 - 1:00 PM  Break/Lunch

Location: UC Danforth


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Frick Environmental Center Field Trip

Bus Pick-up: Morewood Parking Lot

Tours guided by:

Peg Hard RA, MBA, LEED AP

Mike Cornell, Patty Himes, and Taiji Nelson, Naturalist Educators, Pittsburch Parks Conservancy
Spots are limited. Check the registration page for details on how to secure your spot!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thread: Responsible Fabric from Ground to Good

Location: UC Connan
Dan Leber, Thread

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing

Location: UC Connan
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Women for a Healthy Environment

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Student Activism in Pittsburgh: A Conversation

Location: UC Danforth

Moderator: Alex Chen, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Woomer, University of Pittsburgh

Raphael Cardamone, University of Pittsburgh

Kimmy Dinh, University of Pittsburgh

Jordan Malloy, Point Park University

Cierra Snyder, Catham University


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Frick Environmental Center and the Living Building Challenge

Location: UC Connan
Moderator: Yasamin Tari, CMU PhD Candidate

Noah Shaltes, LEED AP, Project Manager, PJ Dick

Patricia Culley, LEED AP, Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Jess Demoise, EIT, Project Coordinator, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Maureen Olinzock, Sustainability Coordinator, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Environmental Justice in Flint, Michigan: A Case Study

Location: UC McConomy
Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP

 

SPEAKERS

 
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

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For other questions and comments email CMUSustainableEarth@gmail.com

 

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