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Join Reverend Pat Watkins, nationally recognized speaker, at an event sponsored by the Green Building Alliance and the Pittsburgh 2030 District, and hosted by the St. Nickolas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland.
What: Rev. Watkins, who is tasked with leading a ministry focused on God’s Renewed Creation globally, is coming to the Pittsburgh area. Previously a featured panelist at the White House representing general Christian theology, Rev. Watkins will speak about the importance of boosting the energy efficiency of the nation’s houses of worship. He will also bring to light the United Methodist understandings of stewardship as well as the specific things Caretakers of God’s Creation is doing to empower United Methodist congregations to practice care of creation. He will answer questions about his mission and give examples of how the United Methodist Church is becoming green. Sponsored by the Green Building Alliance and the Pittsburgh 2030 District www.2030districts.org/pittsburgh.
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11-1pm. Light lunch will be provided (please note any dietary restrictions in your registration). This event is free.
Where: St. Nickolas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S Dithridge St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, (412) 682-3866. Parking is limited; public transportation is encouraged.
Audience: Church leadership, facilities managers, those in charge of building improvements in Pittsburgh’s church community.
Need ideas for reducing energy consumption or insight into sustainability incentives? Come hear from Gonzalo Manchego, Business Consultant, about some of the energy management strategies he has encouraged businesses to pursue. Starting with the importance of energy efficiency, Gonzalo will give attendees a framework of the steps to take toward an energy saving plan. Learn how to prioritize and find synergies among strategies ranging from weatherization to equipment maintenance to lighting and HVAC systems! Additionally, get suggestions for how to leverage your steps toward sustainability through marketing and financial incentives.
Gonzalo Manchego, MBA, is a Business Consultant at Duquesne University’s Center for Green Industries, assisting clients with needs in business development, growth, start-up, marketing, and sustainability. In his career with Duquesne University business consulting centers, he has advised dozens of businesses and individuals with great success. He is an engineer by trade, having spent 15 years as a quality control chief for a large brewery where he led a number of cross-functional projects striving for continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and environmental compliance. Gonzalo earned his MBA, with Honors, from the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and has been an expert small business consultant ever since. Gonzalo gained additional experience through a Certified Energy Manager training at Duquesne University.
Lunch will be provided by the Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth.
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