Climate Collaborative of Greater Phila. Virtual Boot Camp – May 5&12

Posted by Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia on May 3, 2022

Join us for the next Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia event focused on Stakeholder Engagement. This two-day virtual boot camp will explore the many ways companies and organizations are involving their people – from employees, customers, clients and even the broader community –  in sustainability efforts and how those groups are being communicated with. This time around we are partnering with PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) which works with many of our member campuses on all manner of community engagement, including sustainability.

Thursday, May 5th 

Setting the Stage
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
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10 AM: Welcome and Introduction
Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability

Hillary Kane, Director of Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)

Workshop One:  What Does A Just Collaborative Region in Philadelphia Look Like?
10:30 AM

Caroline Burkholder, Sustainability Manager, Temple University

Christina Rosan, Associate Professor in Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

About: Join us for an interactive workshop on how to leverage universities and anchor institutions to achieve climate justice! During this workshop participants will explore how to build a culture of collaboration around climate justice in the City of Philadelphia. Caroline Burkholder, Temple University Sustainability Manager and Christina Rosan, Associate Professor in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, will highlight the role of universities, other anchor institutions, non-profits, and corporations in identifying, accelerating, prioritizing, and scaling community focused climate solutions that promote racial justice and equity.

Workshop Two: Building Resilience into our Supply Chain

1:00 PM -3:00 PM
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Presenter: Kenyatta James, Director, Philadelphia Alliance for Growth and Equity (PAGE)

About: Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity (PAGE) is a partnership between the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia and more than a dozen Philadelphia-area institutions that works to increase local purchasing by large institutional buyers to grow Philadelphia businesses, strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build wealth. Explore how climate change is driving the need for local supply chain infrastructure, how local investment can support equity and inclusion, and how to create processes that empower people making purchasing decisions from across an organization.

Thursday, May 12th

Workshop Three:  Employee-Led and Student-Led Groups
10:00 am
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Gabby Cristelli, PECO Eco-Team
Alex Flowers, Swarthmore College Office of Sustainability
Elizabeth Drake, Swarthmore College Office of Sustainability

About: Hear from corporate and university representatives about how they cultivate and support direct engagement among staff and students respectively. PECO’s Eco-Team Employee Resource Group and Swarthmore’s Presidential Sustainability Research Fellowship will be highlighted.

Workshop Four: Addressing Penn’s Air Travel Emissions: Developing the Climate Impact Offset Charge
1:30 pm
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Location: Penn @ 3101 Walnut

Nina Morris, Sustainability Director, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Mills, Chief Procurement Officer, University of Pennsylvania

About: Roughly 10% of the University of Pennsylvania’s carbon footprint comes from Penn-related air travel. Hear why Penn worked across the institution to set its first travel sustainability policy, how the Climate Impact Offset Charge works, and what is on the horizon for creating local, verified carbon offset projects in Philadelphia.

3:30 pm: Tour of Penn Park Farm with Lila Bhide, Penn Park Farm Manager

4:45 pm: Optional Networking/Happy Hour at Cira Green

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