Mar 31 - Apr 3: Sustainability Weekend at CMU

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!

Schedule below;  additional info on speakers and location is online here.  Registration $10, free for CMU community.  Please register online here.

University Lecture Series - Thursday, March 31
4:30 - 6:00 PM Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Home
Porter Hall 100

Kickoff - Friday, April 1
4:30 - 6:00 PM Keynote: The State of Sustainability
Mark Dixon, COP21 Pittsburgh

Main Programming - Saturday, April 2
9:30 AM Doors Open
Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Pittsburgh 2030 Districts
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
Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry, Land Art Generator Initiative
Christine Mondor, CMU School of Architecture

12:30 - 1:00 PM  Break/Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Frick Environmental Center Field Trip
Tours guided by:
Mike Cornell, Patty Himes, 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
Dan Leber, Thread

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Women for a Healthy Environment

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Frick Environmental Center and the Living Building Challenge
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
Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP

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