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Thursday, April 14, 2016

WTS-Boston April Luncheon

11:30 AM - 01:15 PM Eastern Standard Time



Join us for a discussion on Climate Change and the goals, initiatives, and projections for our City and the Commonwealth.

 

To purchase a Public Sector Table, please contact Lindsey Barbee at lbarbee@gpinet.com or 978-570-2997.

Come find out what's in store for our City as we face changing climates and rising sea levels.  Local frontrunners in Climate Change will discuss the goals, initiatives, impacts, and projections for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.  Do you know what to expect in 2030? How about 2050? Come hear from the experts!
 
Moderator:
  • Stephanie DiNezio is a Project Manager within MassDOT’s Environmental Services Department, where she oversees the development of major highway reconstruction projects. She also assists on many of MassDOT’s climate change projects such as the Coastal Transportation Vulnerability Assessment and the Statewide Vulnerability Assessment. Stephanie has been with the highway division for over four years and has served with dedication and commitment to public service. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University and is currently seeking her Professional Science Master’s Degree at UMass Boston with a focus on climate change and coastal resources. 

Panelists:
  • Amy Longsworth is Director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), a group of 35 business, philanthropic, and civic leaders who support the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP).  In that role, she works to structure and execute strategies that will advance Boston in its commitment to de-carbonize energy and build climate resiliency.  The GRC convenes leaders, incubates ideas, produces information, holds conferences and meetings, designs and helps fund research, manages programs, and supports a network of businesses, institutions, and agencies working within and across sectors to move collectively toward the CAP goals.   With an emphasis on effective business planning, marketing, branding, and communications, Amy has served clients in the apparel, beauty, grocery, retail, hospitality, media and entertainment, transportation, and household products industries.  Amy holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard University.

  • Carl Spector is Commissioner of the Environment for the City of Boston. He oversees programs in climate change, environmental protection, historic preservation, and other aspects of sustainability. Before joining Boston City Hall in 2005, Carl worked on a wide variety of environmental and energy issues for the federal government and in private industry.  He received his B.A. in Physics from Princeton University and his M.S. in Environmental Science for the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

  • Steven Miller oversees the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division’s Environmental Management System and Sustainability efforts.  He is also the Project Manager for the MassDOT-Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pilot project examining the Climate Change Vulnerabilities of the Central Artery in Boston, and on the coastal transportation system.  He has worked closely with state, federal, and international agencies, and transportation organizations to help advance the efforts to understand climate change vulnerabilities and to develop methods to move forward with implementing adaptation strategies.  Steven is a member of the MassDOT Working Group to evaluate statewide climate change vulnerabilities on the transportation network, and is member of the Commonwealth’s Climate Preparedness Initiative, and most recently supporting Boston’s Climate Ready Initiative.  He received his B.S. in Geology from Northeastern University.

     

Courtyard Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Registration/Networking:  11:30AM  - 12:00PM
Lunch:  12:00PM – 12:30PM 
Program: 12:30PM - 1:15PM
 
Kindly RSVP for the luncheon by Thursday, April 7, 2016.
 

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