January 30, 2012
Executive Chef, opaphiladelphia.com
Sustainability is about protecting the environment as well as caring for the physical and economic health of our selves and our community. Local chef, Andrew Brown, shared with the Drexel community how he incorporates sustainable practices into his menu at Opa.
February 7, 2012
Executive Director, Fair Food, fairfoodphilly.org
download Ann Karlen biography
Fair Food has been uniting local farmers with businesses and consumers for over a decade. They promote the importance of family farms and create a year-round marketplace for fresh, local and humane food products in the Greater Philadelphia region. They provide an assortment of programs and services that contribute to a strong and sustainable local food system. Supporting farmers, connecting consumers, educating the public and celebrating the joys of local food.
February 22, 2012
Whole Foods, wholefoodsmarket.com
Mia Woods, In-Store Educator; Debbie Rivette, Produce; Jamie Kotmair, Grocery; Sara Perlstein, Prepared Foods; Meghan Keary, Whole Body; Jack Connell, Seafood; Robert Woods, Meat; Kristin Woodling, Front End
Small choices you make every day really make a difference in the world. When you choose to purchase sustainable products, you are actively using your buying power to create new economic opportunities for workers in the local area and the developing world. The buyers for Whole Foods discussed how they decide which vendors and products to offer in their store to the Drexel community.
March 15, 2012
President and CEO, Niche Recycling, Inc. nicherecycling.com
download Maurice Sampson biography
Recycling programs in Philadelphia were established in the mid-1980ʼs. Learn how it all began, and how it has evolved up to today, from one of the original program planners. Mr. Sampson has a long history in recycling and waste management, and will present a historical perspective on the practical application, and his current political involvement in Philadelphiaʼs planning for the future.
April 12, 2012
Philly Compost, phillycompost.com
view Lee Meinicke biography
Attendees from the Drexel community learned about the impact Philly Compost has made on its community. The importance of composting was discussed, as well as how city residents can incorporate composting into their daily routine.
April 19, 2012
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,
HS Garden Tenders & Green City Teachers, pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org
Download the PHS Four-Season Gardening Chart [PDF]
For novice to experienced gardeners: 4-season gardening - Preparing the spring garden; food gardening; small space gardening; season extenders; organic pest control; soil building.
Attendees from the Drexel community learned about what makes a building or renovation project green and how green buildings impact the health and productivity of occupants and the surrounding environment, what’s happening around green buildings in Philadelphia, and what’s next on the horizon. The Delaware Valley Green Building Council works to inspire, educate, and connect people around green building practices that will transform our communities into healthier, more prosperous places for people to live, work and learn.
Contact Lisa Unruh for more information about any of the 2012 Sustainability Education Series events.
In winter 2009, Drexel Green hosted a lecture series featuring presentations by leading climate scientists and strategists:
For MP3 podcasts and videos of the presentations, visit the Multimedia page.