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2023 Sustainability Week

Join us for the third annual Commonwealth Sustainability Week! 
The week's events will feature daily webinars, each featuring subject matter experts followed by an open question & answer discussion providing folks the opportunity to share their questions and receive feedback in real-time.  For any questions, please contact the GreenGov Council at

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2023 Commonwealth Sustainability Week Kickoff – Sustainability Leadership

GreenGov Council Secretary Co-Chairs: 

Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources 
Reggie McNeil, Department of General Services
Richard Negrin, Department of Environmental Protection

Join the Secretaries of DCNR, DGS & DEP as they highlight the importance of sustainability and the Commonwealth's leadership on climate change.

Preparing for a Changing Climate: Building a Resilient Pennsylvania


Peter Boger, Ph.D., Community Outreach and Engagement Director, Sustainability Institute, Penn State University
Erica A. H. Smithwick, Professor of Geography and Ecology, Penn State University, College of Mineral Sciences
Randy Padfield, Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

Join in as we discuss the impact of recent extreme weather and climate events on our lives and environment and how we plan to be prepared to respond to future extreme events.

Join the Movement - PA Climate Network Participation & Training Opportunities


A. Stevens Krug, AIA, PE, LEDap, AEE Fellow, Principal, Krug Architects
David A. Althoff Jr., Energy Programs Office Director, PA Department of Environmental Protection
Shaunna Barnhart, PhD, Place Studies Program Director, Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Katie Hess, Pennsylvania Landscape Conservation Director, South Mountain Partnership Director, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Katie Yoder, Environmental Sustainability Analyst, The Hershey Company

Join in for an introduction of the Pennsylvania Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Network, highlighting our vision to connect, educate and advance climate solutions – all are invited to participate!

Building the Workforce of Tomorrow


Mark Hand, GreenGov Director
Brian Regli, Ph.D., Executive Director of Critical Investments, PA Office of the Governor
Alison Diehl, Executive Director of the Green Energy Center, Penn College of Technology

Join us as we explore climate-related employment and career opportunities, linking students to employers and effectively creating the next generation of climate leaders.

Fostering Resilient Communities – Local Climate Action and Planning


Michael Walsh, Deputy Secretary, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Lindsay A. Byron, P.G., CC-P, Environmental Group Manager, Energy programs office, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
Cathy Tulley, GISP, Environmental Programs Manager, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Join in to learn how climate planning leads to more resilient communities. Discussion will highlight climate action, funding opportunities, and the benefits of the DEP Climate Program.


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