Register Now for GWC Workshop #8: "Renewable and Alternative Energy"

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015  Time: 8:30 - 11:00 AM (Registration 8:00 - 8:30)

Location: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

 Featured Speakers

    • Lonnie Mattison, Sustainability Engineer, FedEx Ground
    • Sharon Pillar, Project Director, Solarize Allegheny and Vice President, SmartPower
    • Marc Portnoff, Manager, New Technology, Thar Energy
    • Laura Quinn, Sustainability Manager, Scalo Solar Solutions


Come to this workshop to find out what exciting renewable power related activities leading organizations are doing and to learn about the expansion and affordability of regional renewable sources of power. Renewable power has gained in significance and urgency this year with pending final rules related to the federal Clean Power Plan, updates at the state level to ACT 129, and Pittsburgh's work in resiliency and climate action planning.

Who should attend?

All Green Workplace Challenge participants, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers, sustainability managers, business leaders and community leaders who are exploring their own sustainability initiatives and trying to integrate renewable power into their operations.


GWC Participants share what the Green Workplace Challenge has been able to do for them

Grant Ervin describes how the GWC served as a launchpad for international sustainability performance for the City of Pittsburgh.

Sara Thompson from Pashek Associates (2013-2014 Small Business Winner) comments on the benefits and savings the GWC provides to small businesses.

Hear Megan Cielsak-Mazza from Alcosan (2013-2014 Medium Nonprofit Winner) share how the GWC provides support to help organizations move forward with their plans!

Phill Peterson from FedEx Ground (2013-2014 Large Business Winner) describes how the GWC served as a platform to help build FedEx Ground’s sustainability program.

Results from the 2013-2014 Challenge

Find out more about last year's competition and the winners. Read More