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2020 Sustainability Webinar Series:

Date Title Presenter
June 24, 2020
1:00-1:45 PM
UN Sustainable Development Goals & Pennsylvania
Paul Shrivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of PSU Sustainability Institute
July 10, 2020
1:00-1:45 PM
Ensuring Food Security in Pennsylvania
Nicole McGeehan, Certified ServSafe instructor, trained in Home Food Preservation, teaches Retail and Consumer Food Safety programs and Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling

August 14, 2020
1:00-1:45 PM

Carbon Emission Drawdown (CO2)Tom L. Richard, PhD, Director of PSU Institutes of Energy and the Environment, professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

September 18, 2020
1:00-1:45 PM

Green Teams to Activate the Workplace
Lydia Vandenbergh, Associate Director of Employee Engagement and Education at Penn State's Sustainability Institute

October 16, 2020
1:00-1:45pm

Water, Agriculture, and PennsylvaniaLara Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law; Assistant Director for Outreach and Engagement, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
November 13, 2020
1:00-1:45 PM
Recycling Markets
Lydia Vandenbergh, Associate Director of Employee Engagement and Education at Penn State's Sustainability Institute

2021 Sustainability Webinar Series:

Date Title Presenter
February 12, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
Motivating Behavior Change for Sustainability
​Karen Winterich, Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability, Penn State Smeal College of Business 
March 12, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
Green Buildings

​Emily Starr, Board Co-Chair, US Green Building Council Central PA, Senior Project Manager, KCI Technologies,  and     Leah Wirgau, Education and Engagement Director, Green Building United

​April 9, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
State Government Climate Actions
​Patrick McDonnell, Secretary, PA Department of Environmental Protection 
​May 14, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
Hidden Burdens: Using Mapping to Advance PA’s Environmental Justice 
​Peter Buck, Academic Programs Manager, Penn State Sustainability Institute; Nyla Holland and Nebraska Hernandez, Environmental Justice Interns 
​June 11, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
Solar Electricity and REC Procurement
for State and Local Governments
 

​Devin Pennebaker, Energy Procurement Manager, Penn State FEI ; Greg Knerr, Commodity Manager, PA Department of General Services 
​July 9, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM 
Climate Risk Assessment in PA 


​November 12, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM
Carbon Reduction Commitments – State Agencies, Universities & Businesses
Rob E. Cooper, Senior Director for Energy and Sustainability, Penn State University Office of Engineering
Meg Boyle, PhD, Dept. of Geography, Penn State University

November 19, 2021
1:00-1:45 PM
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Overview
Hayley L. Book, Senior Advisor on Energy and Climate, PA Department of Environmental Protection





2022 Sustainability Webinar Series:


Date
Title Presenter
January 14, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
Pennsylvania Climate Leadership Academy Overview
Daniel M. Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
February 11, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
PA Recycling Markets – Recyclables & Lower Embodied Carbon in Facility Construction
  • Tad Radzinski, President, Sustainable Solutions Corporation
  • Robert J. Bylone, Executive Director, Penn State Recycling Markets Center
March 11, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
Sustainability and Resilience in the Community, Part 1: Foodways & Healthcare
Maureen Krouse, MPH, MCHES, Manager of Community Health and Outreach, Lankenau Medical Center
April 8, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM

  • Joseph M. Sherrick, Supervisor, Policy & Planning, PUC
  • Cyndi Page, Senior Communications Specialist, PUC
  • Dan Mumford, Director, Office of Competitive Market Oversight, PUC
​Friday, October 14, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
Decent Work & Economic Growth
​Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research Center
Thursday, November 10, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
Household Carbon Reduction, Part 2 – Building Sciences Connection
​Jon Kautz, PA Housing Industry Advisory Council, PA Energy Smart
Friday, January 13, 2022
1:00-1:45 PM
Sustainability & Resilience in the Community, Part 2 – Food Systems
  • ​Caryn Long Earl, Director, Bureau of Food Distribution, PA Dept. of Agriculture
  • Jane Clements, CEO, Feeding Pennsylvania
​Friday, February 10, 2023
1:00-1:45 PM
Water Resources & Resiliency
​Sean Furjanic, PE, Bureau of Clean Water, PA Department of Environmental Protection
Friday, March 17, 2023
1:00-1:45 PM
Water Justice, Community Health & Sustainable 
Communities

​Asher Rosinger, Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health; Director of Water, Health and Nutrition Lab, Penn State

​Friday, April 14, 2023
1:00-1:45 PM

Land Management Best Practices for Ecosystem Health and Pollinators

​Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology; Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Insect Biodiversity Center, Penn State


Water Resources & Resiliency Webinar will feature Sean Furjanic, PE, Bureau of Clean Water, PA Department of Environmental Protection. Join in as we hear of stormwater management in Pennsylvania including its government regulations, past present and future. Discussion will include water impacts, mitigation efforts & plans regarding climate change, infrastructure, and other influences.

Water Justice, Community Health & Sustainable Communities Webinar will feature Asher Rosinger, Ann Atherton Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health at Penn State University. Join us to learn about ongoing research into ensuring fair access to clean well water, as well as people’s perceptions of the safety of their drinking water. Discussion will highlight the importance of ensuring both rural and urban residents feel secure in their access to water.

Land Management Best Practices for Ecosystem Health and Pollinators Webinar will feature Christina Grozinger, Publius Vergilius Maro Professor of Entomology and Director of the Center for Pollinator Research, Insect Biodiversity Center, at Penn State University. Join in as we learn about how we can improve the health of land in Pennsylvania around our homes, businesses, and government buildings by managing for pollinators and working with natural species.