SUSTAINABLE CLIMATE FELLOW
Green Building Alliance
In May 2010 my priority has been to finalize the 2008 Pittsburgh Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory: A Five-Year Benchmark; the report is being reviewed by several partners, it will undergo graphic layout in June, and our expected publish date is the beginning of July. I have continued to facilitate the PCI Partners in their work to finalize a vision, mission, and values statements as well as establish task forces to address funding, branding, and greater partnership between city and county government initiatives. Each sector has developed a plan to build new recommendations for the next climate action plan, and I am continuing my research in support of each chapter’s development as well as broader contributions including economic development and environmental justice. The Higher Education Climate Consortium is planning a workshop and a committee meeting in July, for which I’m providing planning and recruitment support as well as day-of facilitation to develop recommendations. Finally, I have helped with footwork and planning for our crew’s service project in Hazelwood, including volunteering with two gardening organizations that use vacant lot space.