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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