Inspire Speakers Series

The Inspire Speakers Series is a sequence of lectures that brings fresh, innovative thinking on topics of sustainability to Pittsburgh, with the goal of inspiring and motivating our citizens and leaders to think bigger and bolder about what is possible for our region.

The series features nationally renowned thought-leaders from various sustainability fields, as well as local experts who can share their experiences of promoting environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality in Western Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Events:

Environmental Justice and Civic Conversation with Dr. John Francis, Planetwalker and Local Leaders


April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm EST | Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at Hill House Association

Food and Sustainability


The Inspire Speakers Series is excited and honored to have Stephen Ritz join us again for this event focused on the intersection of food and sustainability, and how “the power of a plant” can transform people and places and help schools, communities, and cities thrive.


Series Sponsors:


Partners and Funders:

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The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park


Media Sponsors:



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  • Volunteer to write a guest blog on “What I Learned at the Inspire Speakers Series” here.

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  • Learn more about the series and our past presenters on our Inspire Speakers Series website!


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