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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 2022 - 2023 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. (RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usf-patel-college-of-global-sustainability-7994871072)

FALL 2022

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Caleb Quaid

LEED AP BD+C Owner
Regenerative Shift

"Regeneration: A practical introduction to nature’s climate solution"

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Bio

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Marko Bajic

General Manager, The Office of HRH Crown Prince Alexander

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Ken Levenson

Executive Director, Passive House Network

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Bio

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Maya van Rossum

Founder, Green Amendments For the Generations

"National Green Amendment Movement"

Thursday, October13, 2022

Bio

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SPRING 2022

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Laura Stargel

Sustainability Cordinator, ORISE Research Fellow, Super Bowl LV Host Committe, US Environmental Protection Agency

"Sustainable Tourism and Sport Sustainability: Paving the way for your career"

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Bio

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Ilissa Ocko, PhD

Senior Climate Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Bio

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Sonia Joshi

Associate Director of U.S. Programs, Institute for Sustainable Communities

"Centering Equity in Community-Led Climate Resiliency"

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Bio

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Robert Bunting

Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Adaptation Center, Inc. 

"How Climate Warming Will Impact SW FL in 2030, 2040, 2050 and What To Do About It"

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Bio

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Angela Persaud-Reddy, PhD

Co-Founder of PBLM (Plant Based Lifestyle Movement)

"Food, Health, and Disease"

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Bio

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