sustainability - Sustainable Pittsburgh



sustainability - Sustainable Pittsburgh
BNY Mellon, as the Presenting Sponsor of Sustainability EXPOsed, welcomes
you to be part of determining and driving the region’s sustainable future.
reDiscovering sustainability –
ideas and innovations
that are making business, governance,
and community better for our
Tues. December 10, 2013
DaviD L. Lawrence
convention center
keynote speaker paul hawken
website for registration:
Sustainability EXPOsed hosted by:
Allegheny Conference on Community Development | Chatham University, School of
Sustainability & the Environment | Duquesne University (Sustainability MBA Program
and the Center for Environmental Research & Education) | Green Building Alliance
Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, Carnegie Mellon
Sustainable Pittsburgh | University of Pittsburgh - Institute of Politics
Urban Innovation21
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Welcome: Moderator, Bill Flanagan
Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive
Featured presentations:
Donald Carter: Remaking Cities:
Manifesto for post-industrial cities
Candi Castleberry-Singleton: The Illusion of Inclusion
John Buckley and Hardik Savalia: Next Generation of
Corporate Social Responsibility - People and B Corps
Debra Eschmeyer: Local food and education reform for
healthy kids and sustainable communities
Andrew Michanowicz: Clearing the air for sustainability
10:40 Featured Presentations continued:
Jerry Tinianow: What Denver knows that Pittsburgh
should too...regional sustainability
Projjal Dutta: Taking the car out of carbon
Jeanne VanBriesen: One Water...the energy-water nexus
Mickey McManus: The 3rd Industrial Revolution is here...
in Pittsburgh
11:45 Lunch & Learn featuring the speakers in salon-style rounds and visiting with the exhibitors
Reconvene: Moderator, Bill Flanagan
Dennis Yablonsky: Call to Action - Allegheny Conference
Agenda Development
Keynote introduction: Andre Heinz
Keynote: Paul Hawken
Translating Ideas to Action:
Allegheny Conference on Community Development facilitated engagement session to generate recommendations for launch of the Allegheny Conference’s regional agenda setting process.
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Event Overview
Thank you for being a part of Sustainability EXPOsed! Today’s event
will feature presentations and exhibits designed to surprise, motivate,
and lead to action. Together we will learn, share bold new ideas, and
network about sustainability innovations and applications that are
shaping our region. We will roll-up our sleeves and get to work during
salon-style discussion, interaction with the exhibitors, and a facilitated
session by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development to
collect recommendations as it develops its next three-year agenda.
During the break and lunch, please be sure to visit the exhibitors,
listed in alphabetical order below. Additionally, during lunch there
will be opportunity (seating limited) for salon-style discussions with
the speakers. Nine pods of chairs are set up around the room, each
designated for a certain speaker.
Allegheny CleanWays
Allegheny Conference on Community
Pennsylvania Association for
Sustainable Agriculture
Pennsylvania Resources Council
The Allegheny Group/Atlantic
Technology Group, LLC
PGH Green Innovators
Borough of Monaca
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium/Arctic
Action Teams
Breathe Project
Chatham University School of
Sustainability & the Environment
Choose PA Wind
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Port Authority of Allegheny County
PTAG - Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy
CMU Center for Building Performance
and Diagnostics
Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Duquesne University Sustainability
MBA Program
Southwestern Pennsylvania
East End Food Co-op
Friends of the Riverfront
Group Against Smog and Pollution
HDR, Inc.
Liberty Distributors
Local Government Academy
Science & Engineering Ambassadors
St. Lynn’s Press
Steinbrenner Institute for
Environmental Education and Research
at Carnegie Mellon and Mascaro
Center for Sustainable Innovation,
University of Pittsburgh
Sustainable Pittsburgh
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Water Economy Network
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Featured Keynote: Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. His
work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impact
of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and
CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental
policy. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today
Show, Larry King, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled
or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal,
Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News and
World Report. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review,
Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc., Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor,
Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Orion, and many other publications.
He authors articles, op-eds, and peer-reviewed papers, and has written
seven books including four national bestsellers, “The Next Economy”
(Ballantine 1983), “Growing a Business” (Simon and Schuster 1987), and
“The Ecology of Commerce” (HarperCollins 1993) and “Blessed Unrest”
(Viking, 2007). “The Ecology of Commerce” was voted in 1998 as the
#1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67
business schools. “Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial
Revolution” (Little Brown, September 1999) co-authored with Amory
Lovins, has been read and referred to by several heads of state including
President Bill Clinton who called it one of the five most important books
in the world today. His books have been published in over 50 countries in
28 languages. “Growing a Business” became the basis of a 17-part PBS
series, which Mr. Hawken hosted and produced. The program, which
explored the challenges and pitfalls of starting and operating socially
responsive companies, was shown on television in 115 countries and
watched by over 100 million people.
Paul has founded several companies including some of the first natural
food companies in the U.S. that relied solely on sustainable agricultural
methods. He founded OneSun, an energy company focused on ultra
low-cost solar based on green chemistry and biomimicry. Paul also
founded the Natural Capital Institute, a research organization whose
main project is the creation of the first open source platform for global
social change, WiserEarth ( He has received seven
honorary PhDs.
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Andrew Michanowicz
Research Assistant & GIS Specialist, Center for Healthy
Environments & Communities, University of Pittsburgh
Andrew (Drew) Michanowicz currently serves as a Research Assistant &
GIS Specialist for the Center for Healthy Environments & Communities
(CHEC) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public
Health (GSPH), Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
(EOH). His responsibilities include technical computer, laboratory, &
field tasks related to data collection & data evaluation to characterize
potentially exposed human & ecological receptors across numerous
exposure pathways. He is also involved in collaborative projects related
to environmental health research, translation, community outreach,
policy analysis, project and program evaluation, & community visioning
& prioritization processes.
A 2006 graduate of the MPH program through the University of
Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s EOH department (and
Risk Assessment certificate), Drew participated in several projects with
CHEC during his graduate work; such projects include the Allegheny
River Stewardship Project (ARSP), Autism & Heavy Metal Exposures,
and Geopositioning of Coal Burning Power Stations, Coal Combustion
Waste Sites (Fly Ash), and Beneficial Use Sites. In addition to his work
with CHEC, Drew is also an environmental consultant for the University
of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic and a DrPH student through
GSPH’s EOH department.
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John Buckley
Managing Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, BNY Mellon
John is responsible for the company’s corporate social responsibility
practices and performance including strategy development, board of
directors and executive management engagement, communications
development and reporting. The work of John’s area can be seen at John is also the Chief Administrative Officer
for BNY Mellon’s Marketing & Corporate Affairs Division.
Prior to assuming the CSR responsibilities in 2007, John had 25 years
at Mellon serving in numerous leadership positions related to major
corporate change initiatives, including eCommerce, re-positioning
and selling the retail bank, acquisitions, quality management, reengineering, credit card and cash management. Previously, John was
Director of Cash Management in Citicorp’s Investment Management
Group and a senior financial analyst in General Motors Corporation’s
Treasurer’s Office.
John holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Macalester College and
an M.B.A. in Finance and Management Accounting from The University
of Chicago Booth School of Business. John is currently a member of
Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Leaders Forum, the board of the
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the advisory council of
the University of Pittsburgh’s Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.
Donald Carter
Director of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon
University and Chair of the Master of Urban Design program in the
School of Architecture
Prior to joining CMU in 2009, Don was President of Urban Design
Associates in Pittsburgh where he continues to serve as consulting
principal. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a
Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Don earned a
Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and
did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Candi Castleberry-Singleton
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, UPMC
Candi Castleberry-Singleton is the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
at UPMC, a $10 billion, 20-hospital global health enterprise. She
oversees employee engagement and community initiatives involving
more than 55,000 employees and the diverse communities served by
In 2008, Ms. Castleberry-Singleton launched the UPMC Center for
Inclusion. Her recent efforts include the Dignity & Respect Campaign,
now a national initiative, founded on 30 Tips that remind us to be
mindful of how we treat others; the Cultural Competency Initiative, a
practical approach for helping employees learn to interact with others
in a culturally appropriate manner; Healthy Community Healthy You, a
multifaceted UPMC effort to motivate the community to become partners
in their healthcare; and serving as a co-chair of the Regional Health
Literacy Coalition, a community collaboration focused on improving
patient and provider communications.
An international speaker, teacher, mentor, Ms. Castleberry-Singleton
has delivered inspiring keynotes and lectures from Budapest to
Beijing, serves as adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon and Chatham
Universities, and maintains a steadfast commitment to helping woman
negotiate the challenges and politics of modern corporate culture.
Ms. Castleberry-Singleton holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies
from University of California at Berkeley, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine
University, and is a graduate from the Stanford University Human
Resources Executive Program. Her dedication to the Pittsburgh
community has led her to serve on the boards of the University of
Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics, NEED, Pittsburgh Promise, Women
and Girls Foundation, Urban League, PERSAD, Hill House Association,
and to volunteer on projects with Athena, Go Red for Women, Women’s
Shelter, Best of the Batch Foundation, and East End Cooperative
Ministries. She is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership
Council and Toucerville, as well as the American Heart Association’s
Circle of Red.
She has received numerous sales, customer satisfaction, and diversity
leadership awards. Recently, Savoy Magazine named CastleberrySingleton one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America
and Diversity Woman Magazine named her as one of their Top 50 Diversity
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Projjal Dutta
Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Metropolitan Transportation
Authority New York
Projjal K. Dutta is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s first
ever Director of Sustainability. He has two primary responsibilities:
1) to reduce the environmental footprint of the MTA and 2) to verifiably
measure the carbon benefits that accrue to the region, due to the MTA.
In a carbon-constrained future, this could generate resources.
Projjal was instrumental in the measurement and verification of MTA’s
carbon footprint, and its registration with the Climate Registry. He has
played a leadership role in the transit industry’s effort to quantify its
carbon benefits. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject of
‘carbon avoidance’ including at Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities.
Projjal has more than twenty years of experience in projects ranging in
scale from urban to residential, with a particular emphasis on sustainable
design. Before joining the MTA, he worked as a sustainable architecture
consultant. He graduated from MIT, and explored the construction of
low-cost housing from waste packaging. His was adjudged the “Best
Thesis.” Projjal’s built projects have been featured in publications in the
U.S. and abroad.
Debra Eschmeyer
Co-Founder and VP of External Affairs, FoodCorps
Debra Eschmeyer is the FoodCorps Co-Founder and Vice President
of External Affairs. Eschmeyer oversees the strategy, development,
policy, and partnerships of FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that seeks
to reverse childhood obesity and food insecurity by increasing children’s
knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food. The
centerpiece of FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps public service program that
recruits emerging leaders for a year of service in high-obesity, limitedresource communities of need. Eschmeyer is a recipient of the 2011
James Beard Foundation Leadership Award, in recognition of her school
food reform efforts to better connect federal nutrition programs with
local agriculture. As a Food & Community Fellow with the Institute
for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the Communications and Outreach
Director of the National Farm to School Network, Eschmeyer created
One Tray, a successful national campaign to improve child nutrition by
encouraging a more direct connection between local farms and federal
nutrition programs. Eschmeyer currently serves on the AGree Advisory
Council and the Culinary Institute of America Sustainable Business
Leadership Council. A go-to expert on food systems and policy, she
works from her farm in Ohio.
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Mickey McManus
President, CEO, and Principal of MAYA Design
Mickey McManus is president, CEO, and principal of MAYA Design, a
leading technology design and innovation lab. MAYA’s visionary team
creates innovative ways to integrate information and technology into
satisfying user experiences.
In 2005, Mickey spearheaded the launch of MAYA’s Pervasive Computing
practice to help companies kick-start innovation around business
challenges in the connected world, where even now computing devices
outnumber people. To maximize these opportunities for innovation,
he leads a team of cognitive psychologists, ethnographers, computer
scientists, mathematicians, visual and industrial designers, game
designers, architects, and filmmakers. This interdisciplinary group
collaborates to design products, services, and environments for people
in a trillion-node world—a world whose scale and complexity will
dwarf that of today’s Internet. Mickey and his team work with a wide
range of clients—from Fortune 500 global companies to foundations,
government organizations, and startups.
To explore the emerging value at the intersection of design, technology,
and business, Mickey co-authored “Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging
Information Ecology” (Wiley 2012). “Trillions” is a field guide to the future,
where instead of information being “in” computers; people, products,
environments, and cultures will begin to live “in” the information.
Mickey holds a B.F.A. in industrial design from the University of Illinois,
with extended studies in communication design and mathematics. His
work has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Fast
Company, the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. He is
a frequent speaker on the topic of design, pervasive computing, and
business innovation.
Hardik Savalia
Senior Associate, Standards, B Lab
Hardik oversees the development of the B Impact Assessment,
a tool that has assisted 7,000+ organizations in measuring what
matters most—their company’s impact on employees, communities,
and the environment. Prior to joining B Lab, Hardik worked for the
Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition to equip Philadelphia residents
with tools to avoid home foreclosure. Hardik is also a Senior Fellow
with the Environmental Leadership Program and a graduate of Boston
University’s School of Management.
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Jerry Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock,
City and County of Denver
Jerry Tinianow coordinates the efforts of all city agencies and their
11,000 employees in achieving the City’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. These
goals, among the most comprehensive and ambitious of any municipality
in the United States, seek to ensure that the basic resources upon which
economic activity and quality of life depend are available and affordable
to everyone in Denver, both today and tomorrow. Jerry’s office focuses
on achieving 2020 goals for twelve resource groups: air quality, climate
stability, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility,
water quantity, water quality and workforce.
Jerry previously served as the Director of the Center for Energy and
Environment at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
in Columbus. He fostered a number of cutting-edge initiatives, including:
The nation’s first regional food system assessment and plan (winner
of the Trailblazer Award for innovation from the National Association
of Development Organizations)
Ohio’s largest balanced growth planning project (covering five
contiguous watersheds encompassing an area exceeding 1,000
square miles)
Ohio’s first regional climate change adaptation project
Creation of the Ohio By-Product Synergy Network (through which
byproducts of one manufacturer become feedstock for another)
Creation of the nation’s first ME3 project (Materials + Energy +
Environment + Economy), an industrial ecology program that provides
a comprehensive assessment and process recommendations
to enhance a manufacturer’s energy, materials and pollution
Prior to his service at MORPC, Jerry was the Ohio Executive Director
of the National Audubon Society, the nation’s premier bird conservation
organization. He organized the largest capital campaign in Audubon’s
history ($13.7 million) and developed the Grange Insurance Audubon
Center, an award-winning LEED-Gold nature education center located
just a mile south of downtown Columbus. He operated the international
Important Bird Area program in Ohio and led a number of advocacy
campaigns on issues such as Great Lakes restoration and climate
An attorney by trade, Jerry practiced as a commercial trial attorney
representing businesses of all sizes for over 20 years, and was a partner
in two of Ohio’s largest law firms. He had a long career as a volunteer
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Jerry Tinianow’s bio continued
in conservation, including service as a national vice president of The
Sierra Club, which named him as one of its national “Environmental
Heroes” during its centennial celebration.
Jerry was born in Springfield, Ohio and raised in the Cleveland area.
Prior to moving to Denver he spent his entire career working in Cleveland
and Columbus. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from
The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Jeanne VanBriesen
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director,
Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water-QUEST),
Carnegie Mellon University
Jeanne holds a B.S. in Education and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
from Northwestern University. She is a licensed professional engineer
in the state of Delaware. Her research is in environmental systems,
including biotransformation of recalcitrant organics, detection of
biological agents in drinking water and natural water systems, and
speciation-driven biogeochemistry of chelating agents and disinfection
by-products. Jeanne has served on the boards of the Association for
Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and the Ohio River
Basin Consortia for Research and Education. She is currently serving
on the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board.
Today’s lunch is fully compostable.
Please be sure to utilize the compost containers in the building.
Upon leaving today’s event, please return your nametag to the
registration desk so that it may be reused in the future.
Today’s event is climate neutral due to the purchase of carbon
dioxide credits from NativeEnergy to offset greenhouse gases
associated with holding the event and travel of attendees.
Thanks to the Sustainability EXPOsed Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Thanks to the Media Sponsors
Additional support:
Alcoa Foundation | Bayer USA Foundation | Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation | Buhl Foundation |
The Heinz Endowments | Richard King Mellon Foundation

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