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September 26, 2016

Pgh Green Workplace Challenge Workshop #3: Social Equity & Sustainability

A yearlong, friendly competition for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and local governments, the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) engages employees and measures improvements in the areas of energy, water, waste, transportation and more. This year, the GWC features a new action category: Social Equity. This workshop explores the relationship between environmental responsibility and social equity, diversity and inclusion.  All are invited to attend.

Participants will explore strategies to create an inclusive workplace, increase retention among minority employees, and integrate diversity and inclusion into your organization’s culture. The program will begin with an introduction to the tools Sustainable Pittsburgh used to create GWC’s new Equity actions, including the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks and the International Living Future Institute’s JUST label. Participants will learn about the Immigrant Community Blueprint, a tool to help immigrants thrive in Allegheny County, as well as the diversity and inclusion initiatives at Robert Morris University. The program also includes presentations from community leaders who are creating inclusive spaces outside the workplace.

Featured speakers:

  • Daniel Klein, Communication Designer, evolveEA
  • Courtney Lefebvre, Project Associate, Change Agency, Immigrant Community Blueprint
  • James Myers, Jr., Director of Community Affairs and Business Development, Urban Innovation21
  • Yasmin Purohit, PhD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Robert Morris University
  • Anthony Robins, PhD, Director of Operations and Research, Uzuri Think Tank*
  • William Thompkins, Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Project

Workshop Details:
Thursday, September 29
8:30 am – 11:00 am (Registration, Networking, & Breakfast begins at 8:00 am)
Robert Morris University, Sewall Center, International Suite, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108


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PGH Green Workplace Challenge Workshop #3 Social Equity & Sustainability

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Film Screening – SEED: The Untold Story

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2016 Pittsburgh Solar Tour

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Blight Bootcamp Conference 2016

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