June 25 – Sustainability Summer School: How Schools and Municipalities Can Partner for Sustainability

DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Registration check-in
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Cheltenham Elementary School
7853 Front Street
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Register today to join us next Tuesday for a free event focused on achieving sustainability through partnerships. An organization’s decisions affect not only its operations but the community around it. Making sustainable decisions can help a municipality, school, or any organization be more efficient, act responsibly today, and protect its future. This workshop will help municipalities, schools, and other organizations plan for a sustainable future by highlighting ways to form productive partnerships. A sustainable future manages issues, such as energy strategy, resiliency, environmental protection, local economic development, and health, in a responsible manner.

The workshop will feature a panel of expert speakers from a broad spectrum of organizations who will share their experiences, the challenges they faced, and how they were able to overcome on their way to better operations. The speakers will discuss a variety of topics including energy management strategies and tools, recycling, sustainable procurement, stormwater management design and maintenance, and how to more sustainably design play spaces.

This event is being provided as part of Planning Smarter Montco 2019, a Montgomery County initiative offering planning education and outreach, and corresponds to the Sustainable Places theme contained in Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s comprehensive plan. Join us as we explore this important topic!



5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Welcome
Jody Holton, AICP, Executive Director
Montgomery County Planning CommissionMontgomery County Commissioners

Nicolas Perez Jr., Principal
Cheltenham Elementary School

5:40 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Stormwater Operation & Maintenance
Jon Lesher, LEED Green Associate
Principal Environmental Planner II
Montgomery County Planning Commission
5:50 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. SESSION 1A: Energy Management Session

Building Energy Efficiency
Dianne Herrin, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President
Practical Energy Solutions

Technology Tools
Christopher D. Hurwitz, Senior Program Manager
Performance Systems Development

5:50 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. SESSION 1B: Sustainable Stormwater Management

Cheltenham Elementary School Case Study
Glenn Harris, Senior Project Manager
Renew Design Group

Stormwater Partnerships & Funding
Susan Harris, Principal Owner
Cerulean, LLC

Stormwater Facility Maintenance
Fran Lawn, GSI Partners Manager
Sustainable Business Network
of Greater Philadelphia

6:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. SESSION 2A: Sustainable Policies

Rethink Recycling
Veronica Harris, Recycling Manager
Montgomery County Planning Commission

Stormwater Partnerships & Funding
Susan Harris, Principal Owner
Cerulean, LLC

Sustainable Procurement & Maintenance
Bill McGarvey, Director of Training & Sustainability
Philip Rosenau Co., Inc.

7:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. SESSION 2B: Sustainable Landscaping

The Perspective of Play
Christopher Kircher, Studio Director
Metcalfe Architecture & Design, LLC

Installation & Maintenance of
Sustainable Landscaping
Ryan Snyder, Supervisor of
Landscape Operations
GreenWeaver Landscapes, LLC

7:40 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

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