“Who are the people who will be breaking new ground, driving positive progress and innovating to build a better and brighter Pittsburgh for all of us? . . .
“Joylette Portlock, Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh
“Her mission in her new role is to accelerate sustainability policies and practices in southwestern Pennsylvania. It was Portlock who started a series of short, funny videos called “Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something!”on climate change when she worked at Communitopia, (a nonprofit focused on climate change communication).
“A scientist by background — with a biology degree from MIT and a Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford — she has worked on environmental issues at the local, state and federal level with a focus on climate change. ‘It’s the biggest issue facing us today,’ says one nominator. ‘We need her guidance’ in her new position and on the board of the Allegheny County Board of Health and in her many other community roles.”
FULL STORY published May 7, 2019 via NEXTpittsburgh