Green Speakeasy

The Green Speakeasy events were created to allow opportunity for faculty and graduate students from throughout the university to meet and learn about each other’s research areas with the goal of encouraging future collaboration and interdisciplinary work. If you have ideas for future speakers, please share them to

Upcoming Green Speakeasy Events

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Past Green Speakeasy Events

April 13, 2021

Earth Month Teach-In: Leveraging Research to Inform Calls to Action

Join seven influential women who are advancing sustainability by discovering connections and building opportunities toward a healthier future.

March 16, 2021

Pitt Deans Talk Sustainability-- Countering Climate Change, Forging Sustainability the Pitt Way

Following a welcome by Provost Ann Cudd please juoin us for a discussion with Pitt's newest deans, GSPIA's Carissa Slotterback and Graduate School of Public Health's Maureen Lichtveld, moderated by Dean Amy Wildermuth, about their work in sustainability and their hopes for Pitt's sustainable future.

February 16, 2021

Divya Nawale, International Research Associate, Asian Development Bank 

Asia the Planet's Battleground for Climate Change


November 19, 2020

Join us for the final Green Speakeasy of the semester featuring Dr. Harold Rickenbacker, Manager, Clean Air and Innovation Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

"Making the Invisible Visible: Developing Hyperlocal Air Monitoring Networks to Better Inform Policy Development and Enactment."

Nov. 19 Green Speakeasy


October 15, 2020 

Donald Antrobus, Village Infrastructure Protection Program Manager for the Denali Commission, and Joel Neimeyer, P.E., retired federal engineer

"Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons Learned Relocating an Alaskan Village"

Oct. 15 Green Speakeasy



September 24, 2020

Tom Croft, Executive Director, Steel Valley Authority and Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies Network

"Responsible Investment for a Sustainable World"

Tom Croft Flyer

Hosted by the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and the Center for Sustainable Business


February 25, 2020
Emily Elliott, Director at the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education & Outreach         

Dr. Dan Bain, Associate Director                                                                                                                      Dr. Eitan Shelef, Associate Director 
"Pitt and Water Resources:  Building University-wide Capacity to Meet Water Sustainability Challenges"

October 16, 2019
Shanti Gamper- Rabiadran, Associate Professor, GSPIA
Amy Wildermuth, Dean, Pitt Law

"Environmental Protection in the Trump Era: the Staining of Science, Economics and Legal Analysis”

April 4, 2017
Daniel Mosse
Professor, Computer Science
“Green Computing: Saving Energy In and Through Computing

February 7, 2017
Brian Thomas
Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science
“Managing What We Can’t See: Sustainable Groundwater Use”

November 15, 2016

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Associate Professor, GSPIA
“Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

April, 11, 2016
Emily Elliott
Associate Professor, Geology and Planetary Science
“When Science isn’t Enough” Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Nitrogen Problems

February 1, 2016
Patrick Manning
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History
Director, World History Center
“Shifts in Sustainability, Seen through Multidisciplinary World History

November 2, 2015
Jane Clougherty
Assistant Professor, Department to Environmental and Occupational Health
“Environmental Exposures and Human Health in Social Context

September 14, 2015
Jeremy Weber
Assistant Professor, GSPIA
“Can Economists Solve our Sustainability Challenges?”

April 14, 2015
Eric Beckman
Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
“Why Is It So Hard to Find Truly Green Products, Yet So Easy to Find Green-Washer Products?”

March 16, 2015
Bernie Goldstein
Former Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
“Marcellus Shale, Sustainability Science and the PA Supreme Court”

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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