March 7, 2013
Business leaders, public officials, students and community activists will once again gather at Temple University on Tuesday, March 12th to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the Philadelphia/NJ/DE region.
Now in its third year, the PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium will focus on the latest in business processes, local planning, funding opportunities, and education, while highlighting regional cutting edge technological advances in sustainability.
Among the nationally known panelists, are Katherine Gajewski, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, who will be speaking about her Greenworks program and both internal and external engagement to continue the programs excellent progress across 15 targeted goals. Since the plan was launched by Mayor Nutter in 2009, Greenworks has received broad support within Philadelphia, garnered national and international attention and positioned Philadelphia as a leader in urban sustainability. Katherine is also the Director of EnergyWorks, a comprehensive energy solutions program for home and commercial building owners in the Philadelphia region.
Alex Dews of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will also be speaking. He is the Policy and Program Manager for the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Alex focuses on project implementation and progress tracking for Greenworks Philadelphia, the city’s comprehensive sustainability framework. He manages green building policy, greenhouse gas accounting, and climate adaptation planning efforts.
PIDC’s Anne Nevins, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, will also be speaking on the Incentives – local, state and Federal panel. Anne brings to bear years of public service expertise and will be speaking specifically on PIDC’s array of loan and grant programs including PIDC’s EnergyWorks Loan Fund that can help businesses and non-profits increase energy efficiency and reduce consumption, as well as City incentives to support green building and sustainable business growth such as the Green Roof Tax Credit and Sustainable Business Tax Credit.
For more information and to register for the symposium, please visit www.dvgbc.org/education/view/pa-nj-sustainability-symposium-2013 .