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Hanley Sustainability Institute

HSI executive director to speak at Sept. 30 PIVOT event about post-pandemic world

By Mark Gokavi

Hanley Sustainability Institute Executive Director Ben McCall, Arthur Morgan Institute Executive Director Susan Jennings and MVRPC Regional Equity Initiative Manager Carlton Eley are the keynote speakers for the PIVOT virtual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Formerly the Dayton Green Expo, the "new world built on resilience, sustainability and equity" event from 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Sept. 30 will feature businesses, architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, government representatives, experts, and non-profits committed to environmental sustainability. This year's conference will focus on people, resiliency and performance. Registration is free.

“History has shown that choices made during crises can shape the world for decades to come,” said a release from PIVOT, which is being co-hosted by HEAPY, Dayton Regional Green, the University of Dayton and the Dayton Chapter of ASHRAE. “The world post COVID-19 must be more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.

“Within the converging health and economic crises of today lie rich opportunities for a more beautiful future. Join us as we explore economic, agricultural, community, and educational models for a greener Dayton.”

The schedule will include the keynote panel from 10-11 a.m., two educational sessions with a choice of two tracks and will end with a 1:40-2:15 p.m. discussion forum about how the Dayton region can thrive after the pandemic.

Continuing education credits will be available for a variety of professions. Contact Lori Dahm at 937-224-0861 or lddahm@heapy.com for more information.

For more sustainability news and information, visit HSI’s news blog, the Hanley Sustainability Institute website and the Sustainability Program website.

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