GBA Inspire Speaker Series

Green Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are hosting an all-star line-up of motivational local and national guest speakers who will plant the seeds of inspiration to create healthy and high-performing places where we live, work, learn, and play. Join us on the second Thursday of every month at Phipps
Conservatory. 

November Speakers: 

Kicking off this season’s Inspire Speakers Series will be Natalie Jeremijenko and Bob Vagt. Natalie is an artist and engineer who strives to make the sometimes abstract issue of environmental health more achievable.  She blends art, engineering, environmentalism, and biochemistry to create real-life experiments that enable social change. 

Natalie will be joined by Bobby Vagt, president of the Heinz Endowments! He became president & CEO of The Heinz Endowments in 2008 and provides a wide range of expertise to the foundation, including past work in mental health, housing, education, and the environment.  Bobby will discuss the foundation’s work with The Breathe Project, a coalition of residents, businesses, and governments in Southwestern Pennsylvania that are working together to clean up the region’s air quality for the health of its families and economy.