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Green Bag Lunch Series

Green Bag Lunch Series

The Office for Sustainability offers a number of lectures and panel discussions through the academic year during the lunch hour, our Green Bag Lunch Series. We supply drinks (coffee, tea, water) and a dessert and ask that those attending pack or bring their own lunch. The events typically run about an hour long and time is provided for questions and discussion.

We'd love to hear from you if you have an idea for a future lunch topic.


Past Green Bag Lunch Events

Below is a list of our past Green Bag Lunch topics. Many of the presenters have let us post their slides for download. The most recent event is listed first.

September 2017 | Green Bag Lunch Series: All About Trees

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Sandra Albro of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Cleveland Tree Coalition Co-chair

> Powerpoint presentation | pending

 

Diana Sette, Arborist Educator, from Holden Arboretum 

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 11.6MB  | Diana Tree GBL Presentation

 

Claire Holliday and Kayla Buckelew, Student Sustainability Ambassadors

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 1.5MB  | SA Tree GBL Presentation

 

June 2017 | Green Bag Lunch Series: New Sustainable Transportation Options for Circle Employees

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Annie Pease, Transportation Manager at University Circle Inc.

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 1.6MB  | UCI Commuting GBL Presentation

Beverly Burtzlaff, Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA)

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 3.2MB | Gohio Commuting GBL Presentation

Rhiannon Jones, Sales Account Executive at Enterprise Vanpool

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 140KB | Enterprise Commuting GBL Presentation

 

April 2017 |  Green Bag Lunch Series: Lake Erie's Past, Present & Future with Dr. Reutter

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Stephanie Corbett, Director of Sustainability at CWRU Office for Sustainability

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 817KB | Lake Erie GBL Intro

Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, former director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, currently Special Advisor to the Ohio Sea Grant College Program

> Power point presentation | pdf | 3.3MB | Reutter GBL Lake Erie Presentation

 

March 2016 | The State of Composting at CWRU and North East Ohio

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A

Erin Kollar, Assistant Director of Sustainability, CWRU

> Power point presentation | pdf | 27.8MB | State of Composting at CWRU Intro and Info

 

Kathleen Rocco, Education Specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

> Power point presentation | pdf  2.1MB | Composting at Home

 

Ana Locci, PhD, University Farm Director, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology, CWRU

 

February 2017 | Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Amy Roskilly, Conservation Education Specialist at the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 10.2MB | Roskilly Rain Barrels & Rain Garden presentation

 

February 2017 | Climate Action in Labs @ CWRU | Green Labs and the -80 Freezer Rebate Program

Biomedical Research Building, Room 105

Stephanie Corbett, Director of Sustainability at CWRU Office for Sustainability

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 4.4MB | Corbett Green Labs intro

 

Erika Weliczko, Energy Manager at CWRU Facilities Management

> Website | Ultralow Temperature Freezer Upgrade Program

 

Kevin Dunleavy, Stirling Ultracold Account Manager

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 1.7MB | Stirling presentation

 


January 2017 | Natural Capital with The Nature Conservancy's Bill Ginn

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Bill Ginn, Executive Vice President for the Global Conservation Initiatives Team with The Nature Conservancy

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | pending

 

November 2016| Greening the Holiday Season with Upcycled Gifts

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Nicole McGee, Artistic Director at Upcycle Parts Shop

> Large screen presentation | pdf | 566KB | Green Gifts

 

October 2016 | Green Design for Your Home 

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C

Chuck Miller of Doty & Miller Architects
> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.6MB | Miller presentation
 

Richard Bole, a local developer and owner of a new green home built on a Shaker Heights infill lot

> Shaker Online magazine article about the Bole's green home (pages 38-42)

 

September 2016 | Alternative Fuel Vehicle Panel and Ride-n-Drive

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C, Lot 84 on Bellflower Road (former CIA parking lot)

Andrew Chiarelli of Motorcars Honda

> Video | http://mcconstructio.wpengine.com/


Jimmy Smith of Ohio EV Solutions

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 1MB | Jimmy Smith Intro power point


Christina Yoka of the Earth Day Coaltion Clean Transportation program

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 346KB | Yoka intro


Anand Natarajan of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and CWRU alum

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.3MB | Natarajan intro

 

June 2016 | Your Eco-Friendly Lawn

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Alec McClennan, founder and owner of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 18.8MB Organic Lawn Care 101

 

April 2016 | Biking to Work - A Conversation on How to Actually Do It Panel Discussion

Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room

Ryan Pierce, CWRU Office of Government Relations project coordinator, Coach and Staff Adviser to CWRU Cycling (CWRU's cycling club and race team), Promoter for the Battery Park Criterium Race (part of the NEOCycle Cycling Festival), board member at the Cleveland Velodrome and daily bike to work commuter

> Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 151MB Ryan Pierce Intro

 

Sarah O'Keeffe, Weatherhead Alum, Sustainability Manager at University Hospitals, Heights Bicycle Coalition board member and bikes to work three days a week, three seasons of the year and otherwise takes mass transit

> Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 391KB Sarah OKeeffe Intro

 

Rob Thompson, Communications and Membership Manager at Bike Cleveland and on average a three days a week bike to work commuter

> Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 402KB Rob Thompson Intro

 

March 2016 | Recycle Like a Master

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C

No Powerpoint presentations

Diane Bickett, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District

 

Pat Holland, RET3 (CWRU's e-waste recycling vendor) Founder and former Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District

 

David November, Sustainability Manager at Cuyahoga Community College and Zero Waste NEO member

 

January 2016 | Putting Solar Power on Your Roof

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

Ali Ahmed, Senior Manager of Workplace Resources, Global Energy Management and Sustainability at Cisco Systems, recently  installed a solar array on his home

> Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 139KB Ali Ahmed Intro

 

Phil Taylor of Perkins Professor of Physics at CWRU, installed the first residential solar installation in Ohio

> Paper about his experience | pdf | 2.0MB Solar Odyssey by Phil Taylor

 

Matt Gray, Director of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland, who is working to make it easier to get solar in the city

> Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 2.2MB Matt Gray Intro

 

November 2015 | Green Gift Giving

Tinkham Veale University Center Student Organization Space

Nicole McGee, Artistic Director at Upcycle Parts Shop

> Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.7MB Upcycle Parts Shop Green Gifting presentation

 

Pam Turos of The Good Gift Holiday Shop at the Campus International School and Founder, Collaborator and Writer at Good Cause Creative

>  Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.7MB Good Gift Shop presentation

 

September 2015 | Tinkham Veale University Center’s Green Building Features  

Tinkham Veale University Center Student Organization Space

Stephanie Corbett, Director of Sustainability at CWRU Office for Sustainability

 > Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 710KB | Tink Green Building presentation

Ana Locci, University Farm Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology