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. 

December Speakers: 

At December’s Inspire Speakers Series lecture, Jim Hartzfeld will help audience members identify their big WHY. Jim is a pioneer in the sustainability industry, having worked with legendary Ray Anderson at Interface – one of the first U.S. companies to full integrate sustainability into its culture.  Jim offers a successful example of true leadership and a “do-it-yourself” attitude towards making real change happen.

Jim will be joined by visionary national icon and Pittsburgh native Bill Strickland! Bill is president & CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center (BTC).  The corporation, which is being replicated throughout the country, has become a national example of culture, education, and hope.

While Bill is a sought-after speaker across the nation, he rarely makes local appearances - so this is a special and much-anticipated chance for community members to hear him speak about how they can make their community – and his – healthier and more equitable.