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 email@example.com.
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.
- Melissa Bilec, MCSI (host and moderator)
- Jessica Burke, Public Health
- Emily Elliott, Geology & Environmental Science
- Shannah Gilliam, Homewood Children’s Village
- Mary Ohmer, Social Work
- Carla Ng, Engineering
- Kay Shimizu, Political Science
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."
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"
September 24, 2020
Tom Croft, Executive Director, Steel Valley Authority and Managing Director, Heartland Capital Strategies Network
"Responsible Investment for a Sustainable World"
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
Protection in the Trump Era: the Staining of Science, Economics and Legal
April 4, 2017
Professor, Computer Science
“Green Computing: Saving Energy In and Through Computing
February 7, 2017
Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science
“Managing What We Can’t See: Sustainable Groundwater Use”
November 15, 2016
Associate Professor, GSPIA
“Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
April, 11, 2016
Associate Professor, Geology and Planetary Science
“When Science isn’t Enough” Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Global Nitrogen Problems
February 1, 2016
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History
Director, World History Center
“Shifts in Sustainability, Seen through Multidisciplinary World History
November 2, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department to Environmental and Occupational Health
“Environmental Exposures and Human Health in Social Context
September 14, 2015
Assistant Professor, GSPIA
“Can Economists Solve our Sustainability Challenges?”
April 14, 2015
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
Former Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
“Marcellus Shale, Sustainability Science and the PA Supreme Court”