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Friday, September 18 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Convening Summit: Pittsburgh Region Brainstorm - Accelerating Living Product Capacities in Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh Champions for Sustainability (C4S) business network and the Green Building Alliance

The Pittsburgh region is renowned for its legacy of repeated economic transformation. Once the hub of heavy manufacturing, the region has spent the past 30 years recovering from production processes that left a toxic legacy. As part of its recent ascent, Southwestern Pennsylvania has grown remarkable skill sets and capabilities that are rooted in sustainable practices, including those in high tech manufacturing, construction, community development, design, engineering, medicine, science, management, education, governance and leadership. These investments have already begun to generate regional-scale benefits that positions the region as a model for how sustainability can function as an economic development strategy.

The next chapter involves going deeper: Much of the Expo has been about an evolving ecosystem where entrepreneurship, advanced design, and sustainability converge. This convergence positions manufacturing to build sustainability-oriented, high-value-added market opportunities.

Come to this “Convening Summit” to share your ideas and suggestions during focused conversations on seeding the process of what comes next from Pittsburgh's hosting the Living Product Expo.

Moderators
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Matt Mehalik

Champions for Sustainability Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh
Matt serves as Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh, where he created Pittsburgh’s sustainable business network, Champions for Sustainability, and its performance programs, such as the Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge.  These programs have assisted hundreds of organizations... Read More →
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Marc Mondor

Principal and Co-Founder, evolveEA
Marc Mondor is principal and co-founder of evolveEA, a nationally known green building and sustainability design and consulting firm. Marc’s work leverages organizational and operational sustainability while raising awareness and implementing change. As Chair of AIA Pittsburgh... Read More →
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Aurora Sharrard

Vice President of Innovation, Green Building Alliance
Dr. Aurora Sharrard is the Vice President of Innovation for Green Building Alliance (GBA), a nonprofit organization that inspires the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone. Dr. Sharrard co-founded the Pittsburgh 2030 District, a collaborative effort to create communities... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Room 326

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