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
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.