GBA Inspire Speaker Series

Get ready for the return of the Inspire Speakers Series!  Presented by Green Building Alliance and Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the second year of this lecture circuit will continue to plant the seeds of inspiration throughout our community.  

May Speakers: 

Mark Mykleby is a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.  Now a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, he is working towards a “grand strategy of sustainability” for our nation in the 21st century. Such a central idea would establish the framework for converging and expanding U.S. domestic and foreign policy toward emerging opportunities, rather than exclusively on perceived threats and risks.  Now at New America Foundation, Mark is working to create the strategic construct to implement the concept of sustainability as the American grand strategic imperative for the 21st century.  Audience members at May’s Inspire Speakers Series will gain insight into an intriguing and sometimes overlooked perspective on sustainability and how it relates to the future of our country’s security. 

Local Speaker: Bill Peduto

Who better to make the local connection to this topic than City of Pittsburgh Democratic mayoral nominee, Bill Peduto?  Bill has served Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods for over a decade and been integral in transforming the city’s economy into a med/ed new economy.  He has been a champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s recent reputation as a green initiative leader and helped create the city’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan.  Bill is the ideal local voice to help celebrate the finale of this season’s Inspire Speakers Series.