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Oct 18: Green Workplace Challenge
Celebrate the Pittsburgh Region's Leadership at the Green Workplace Challenge Awards & Recognition Ceremony, with the launch of Southwest Pennsylvania's Sustainable Business Compact.
8:00 am - 11:30 am at Phipps Conservatory; buffet breakfast provided. $25 Green Workplace Challenge Participants & Sustainable Pittsburgh/C4S Members; $45 Nonmembers (special rate for students). Keynote: "Taking Energy Efficiency To Scale: The Empire State Building" byVictor Olgyay (Principal Architect, Built Environment Team, Rocky Mountain Institute) Also featuring:
Unveiling of the SWPA Sustainable Business Compact: Jerry Swart (Managing Director of Environmental Services, FedEx Ground)
Join Sustainable Pittsburgh in a ceremony to recognize the leadership and accomplishments of the Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) participants!
Over the past twelve months, these 50+ forward-thinking organizations from southwestern PA took actions that resulted in improved energy efficiencies, water use and emissions reductions, ultimately paving the way for a more sustainable region. The GWC sets itself apart from other comparable competitions across the country because participants are required to measure their actions and provide verification. Awards will be presented to companies who achieve the top scores in the large, medium and small business categories. The GWC was recently recognized by City of Pittsburgh's Mayor Ravenstahl via the Green Champion Award.
The SWPA Sustainable Business Compact is a strategic next step for this region on its path to becoming more sustainable. The Compact is a commitment and certification platform, providing a credible and rigorous pathway for businesses to advance and publically demonstrate their corporate sustainability achievements.