Student Resources

Sustainability Speaker Series

The University of South Florida Patel College Of Global Sustainability (PCGS) presents the Sustainability Speaker Series.

PCGS is pleased to continue their Speaker Series Program into the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The speaker series was established to create increased knowledge and awareness among our students about innovative sustainability practices in private and public organizations. The goal of the series is to host local, national, and international leaders to present on sustainability policies and practices.

Recognizing the importance of our students obtaining this valuable professional knowledge, PCGS is focused on the success of this program. This series does not only benefit PCGS students but the university as a whole by bringing in diverse speakers from across the world. Your support in the way of sponsoring our speaker series will have a profound impact on the success of our graduate students as they work to find solutions to current and future global sustainability challenges. Thank you for your support and investment in our students' education.

If you are interested in sponsoring the series, please contact Kelly Gaskell at kgaskell@usf.edu

 Please see the schedule below for the speakers.

Sustainability Speaker Series Schedule:

 

                        FALL 2019 

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Jared Meyers

Co-Founder, Florida For Good

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136/138

CV/Vita            Presentation           

Video Links -    Part1 

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CJ Davila

Executive Director, Florida Green Building Coalition

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136/138

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US Rep. Kathy Castor

Climate Change Initiatives

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | Patel Center Auditorium

Note: Attendees must RSVP by Sep 25th

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David Townsend

Class of 2016, Senior Consultant, Renewable Energy

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136/138

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David Mesa

Founder, Environmental Origins Colombia (PCGS Class of 2014)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136/138

CV/Vita

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Dr Shang-Tian-Yang

The Ohio State University

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | Patel Center Auditorium

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TJ King

First Vice- President , Raymond James Financial

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136/138

CV/Vita

 

                                                      SPRING 2019

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Ioannis Dogaris, Ph.D.Researcher

School of engineering sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, April 04 , 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136

CV/Vita            Presentation

Video Links -     Part1 || Part2

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Professor Hong-Wei Yen

Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering, THU
"Sustainability Research at Tunghai University in Taiwan"

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136

CV/Vita                       Presentation

Video Links -      Part1 || Part2

 

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Taryn Hipwell , Ericka Leigh , Rachel

Founder of Beyond the Label

Thursday, April 18 , 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS AUDITORIUM

Taryn Hipwell  CV/Vita                          Ericka Leigh     CV/Vita                      Rachel Karioki  CV/VITA

Video Links - Part1 || Part2

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Dr Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Brazil .

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita                         Presentation

Video Links - Part1 || Part2 || Part3

 

 

 

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Kathryn Y. Guindon, PH.D.       

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Apollo Beach, FL.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136

CV/Vita           

Video Links -    Part1 ||   Part2

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 Andrew Reich, MS, MSPH, RRT

Bureau of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 136

CV/Vita                    Presentation

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

 

Lindsey Geiger, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
4:45 pm to 5:45pm | CGS Auditorium

CV/Vita

                                                           FALL 2018

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Dr. John Mogge
Jacobs Engineering

Financial Performance of Industry Leaders

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita Presentation

 

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Dr. Martin Schonfeld
USF's College of Arts and Sciences

Sustainability: Four Global Roots, One Future Outlook

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita Presentation

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Dr. T.H. Culhane
National Geographic Explorer; CEO Solar Cities 

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

Presentation Video Log

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Dr. Geoffrey Duyk
Circularis Partners

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita

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Erin M. Black
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

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Dr. Subrata Bandy
Mosaic

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita

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Dr. Karin Braunsberger
Professor of Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | CGS 140

CV/Vita

 


Spring 2018

 

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 "Sustainability in Marine Resources Management" by Roy Crabtree

Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Service

Wednesday, January 24th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint Presentation

  

"Building Sustainability" by Michelle Jenkins and Sheila McNamara

Sustainability Coordinator, EPC; Sustainability and Security Manager, Hillsborough County

Monday, February 5th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint Presentation

  

by Tom Lawery

Monday, February 19th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint Presentation

  

 

by David Taylor

Wednesday, February 28th | 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint Presentation

 

by Tirusew Asefa

Monday, March 19th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

by Rebecca Hooper

Monday, April 9th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Rebecca Hooper's CV
PowerPoint Presentation

  

 

by Michael Hewett
Wednesday, April 11th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Michael Hewett's Biography
Watch live presentation here

 

 

Fall 2017

 

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"Sustainable Development of Smart Villages" by Dr. Ashok K. Das

Founder and CEO

Wednesday, September 6th | 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 136/138

Watch live presentation here

 

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"Careers with USAID and Its Partners" by Caryle Cammisa

USAID Foreign Service Officer

Monday, October 16th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 136/138

Caryle Cammisa's CV 
Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint presentation

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"Leadership and Change Management in Business" by Jeff Chernoff

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay

Wednesday, October 25th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 136/138

Jeff Chernoff's biography 
Watch live presentation herePowerPoint Presentation

 

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"Using Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods for Water Sustainability" by Jason Mickel

Manager of Water Supply Section

Wednesday, November 1st | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Jason Mickel's biography 
PowerPoint Presentation

 

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"Sustainability Initiatives and Challenges" by Melissa Solberg

Sustainability Manager

Monday, November 6th | 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm | CGS 140

Melissa Solberg's biography 
Watch live presentation here | PowerPoint Presentation

 

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"Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation" by Prof. Juergen Kropp

Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact Research

Friday, December 1st | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | CGS 136/138

PowerPoint Presentation