March 15, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Threadbare Ciderhouse and Meadery
part of a series on Water
About the speaker
Dr. Joylette Portlock is the Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, a nonprofit working to accelerate sustainability policies and practices in southwestern Pennsylvania. Most recently she served as Associate Director of Science and Research at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Executive Director of Communitopia, a nonprofit based in Pittsburgh that focuses on climate change communication. During her time at Communitopia she starred in a series of funny, short web videos on climate change for the general public, called Don’t Just Sit There - Do Something! Dr. Portlock holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in anthropology from MIT and a Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford University. Her work focuses on building community around sustainability topics and giving the public important scientific information it can use. She has worked on environmental issues at the local, state, and federal level, with a focus on global climate change since 2007. Dr. Portlock also currently serves on the Allegheny County Board of Health and has many other roles in the community.
The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens.
New Sun Rising (NSR) designs and implements programs that create economic opportunity, solve social challenges, and strengthen the vibrancy of place. As a nonprofit 501©(3) charitable organization, we serve as an educator, resource provider, connector, and activator of neighborhood-scale innovation. Our focus is on underserved communities and how regenerative growth strategies can be utilized for equitable development.
1Hood Media is a collective of socially conscious artists and activists who utilize art as a means of raising awareness about social justice matters affecting people around the world.