In the first session of the three-part webinar series, panelists will make the case for the importance of establishing a baseline carbon inventory, what the difference is between operating and embodied carbon, and what types of emissions should be addressed in an assessment, including tools that are commonly used. Attendees will hear from industry experts as well as school district leaders about how to get started with a GHG plan and will discuss opportunities in small break out groups.
Laura Schifter, Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute
Phoebe Beierle, School District Sustainability Manager, Center for Green Schools
Greg Collins, Principal, Zero Envy
Greg is Founder and Principal at Zero Envy, a firm providing technical analysis and consulting focused on achieving the net zero energy, water and carbon goals that have been adopted by many organizations.
Lisa Bjerke, Director of Change Management, GreenerU
Lisa leads GreenerU's change management team and collaborates across disciplines to help institutions mitigate climate change through the built environment, operations, community engagement, and strategic alignment between mission and opportunities for climate action.
Shannon Oliver, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, CO
Shannon is responsible for managing utility use and for promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability for the district. Initiatives include energy and water use reduction projects and programs, waste diversion improvement, education, and sustainability planning and reporting.
Cameren Cousins, Director of Sustainability & Faculty, Fenn School, MA
Cameren has a wide range of experience practicing sustainability principles, from teaching ecology in the field to municipal greenhouse gas accounting to non-profit strategic planning. Cameren holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England.