Keynotes


Breakfast Keynote

This session highlights three influential leaders in the sustainability movement.  Mark Alan Hughes brings his eclectic experience to attendees in the area of behavior change and market transformation.  James C. Fish is the EVP and CFO at Waste Management and discusses how the company is changing its business model from one that relies on putting trash in landfills to one that takes advantage of opportunities in waste to energy and organics recycling. Rob Powelson is the Chairman of the PA  Utility Commission and addresses the state’s most pressing energy issues, including the controversial Marcellus Shale project.

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Lunch Keynote

This session highlights the exciting trend of food as an entry point for the sustainability movement.  Moderator, author and food activist, Nic Esposito leads a discussion that includes Jeff Benjamin from the Vetri Foundation, a non-profit branch of the famous Vetri Restaurant Group that focuses on bringing fresh food and community dining to underserved schools, Neal McCarthy, a national leader in the farm to chef movement and Doug Lawrence, a former Wall Street guru who has turned his attention towards turning commercial real estate buildings into urban farms that employ inner city youth.

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PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium 2013 Wrap Up

Enjoy this quick video wrap up of the PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium at Temple University on March 12, 2013.