Green Workplace Challenge Thursday

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A daylong event of the Green Workplace Challenge will be held Thursday at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The focus will be on energy and water use, conservation and new technologies.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Participants in the workplace challenge can attend free of charge. It costs $75 for any other individual.

Featured speakers are Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Karen Crofton, principal of industrial practice at Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ed Pinero, senior vice president for sustainability at Veolia North America.

The Green Workplace Challenge is a program of Sustainable Pittsburgh. The event is co-sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Section and the Environmental, Water and Resources Institute.

The Green Workplace Challenge is a competition involving 103 workplaces. A panel of its leading organizations will report on their strategies.

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