Things got personal at last Thursday’s Inspire Speakers Series event. They often do at this monthly lecture circuit, which is hosted at the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium in Hill House’s Kaufmann Center, and is presented by Green Building Alliance and its partners – Hill House Association, GTECH Strategies, and Chatham University. Last Thursday’s event kicked […]
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The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability, and performance. Grant Ervin, the City’s Chief Resilience Officer, leads the Department and we had the opportunity to pick his brain. How do these three approaches work together? They are mutually supportive. […]
Join GBA’s Emerging Professionals in learning about the City of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan from its Chief Resilience Officer, Grant Ervin!
In 2015, Mayor Peduto released a number of climate change mitigation goals which the City will strive to achieve by the year 2030. These goals address major emissions sources such as buildings, transportation, and energy generation. The goals for 2030 include:
-100% Renewable energy supply for municipal facilities
-50% Energy consumption reduction
-50% Water use reduction
-100% Fossil fuel free City fleet
-50% Citywide transportation greenhouse gas emissions reduction
-Create a fossil fuel divestment strategy for City of Pittsburgh Funds
That same year, he compiled a team of staff members – led by Grant Ervin as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Pittsburgh – to weave sustainability and resilience into city planning at all levels. Through their work, Grant and his team help ensure that city projects are no longer addressed in isolation, but as a system.
Join GBA’s Emerging Professionals for a Meet and Greet session with Grant Ervin to learn more about Mayor’s Goals, the OnePGH Resilience Strategy that was released earlier this year, and Pittsburgh’s Climate Action plan 3.0 due for release this fall.
About the Speaker:
Grant Ervin serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Pittsburgh where he oversees the integration of sustainability and resilience into City services, programs and policy. Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Grant served as the regional director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide smart growth and sustainable development policy organization; and as public policy manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).
Grant brings fifteen years of experience to this role, in which he works to engage stakeholders from the region’s communities, local governments, civic sector, business sector, and institutions; consult with an international platform of resilience experts; and collaborate with a global coalition of Chief Resilience Officers in cities around the world.
5:30 p.m. – Registration
5:45 p.m. – Presentation by Grant Ervin
6:45 p.m. – Networking, Pizza and Beer
7:30 p.m. – Event Wrap-Up
1. Explore the intersection of sustainability and resiliency.
2. Discover how sustainability and resilience actions are permeating the city planning initiatives in Pittsburgh and around the world.
3. Learn about the third Climate Action plan for the City of Pittsburgh and the first Resilience strategy that will help Pittsburgh mitigate and adapt to climate change.
4.Understand how citizens can personally engage in actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change in and around Pittsburgh.
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