We're proud to be hosting our first Equity Summit in an ongoing effort to highlight local leaders in the sustainability, green building, and climate justice sectors. This summit will share a wide variety of perspectives and approaches on centering equity in our conversations surrounding sustainability in the San Diego region and within the green building industry as a whole.
The summit will be broken into three sessions, this event is free and open to the public. Once you RSVP below, you will get zoom registration links to all three sessions. We are so excited to have you join us for this important and growing conversation!
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Session #1 - 9:30am - 10:45am
Transforming the Workplace for a More Just Future
Lasting impacts on our communities can start anywhere, even your own workplace. Hear from AEC professionals working to create more equitable workplaces and how we can empower change within our own industry sectors.
Dr. Hei-ock Kim - Moderator
Executive Director, Kim Center for Social Balance
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader, DPR Construction
Kanika A. Sharma
Senior Sustainability Consultant, Integral Group
Session #2 - 11:00am - 12:15pm
Climate & Equity at the Forefront of Reimagining San Diego
Hear from leaders shaping the way we reimagine San Diego at a time when the intersection of climate and equity are paramount.
Co-Director of Policy, Climate Action Campaign
Chair, SD Green New Deal Alliance
Project Coordinator, San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition
Development Officer, GRID Alternatives
Roberto Carlos Torres
Climate Equity Specialist, City of San Diego
Elizabeth Carmichael - Moderator
Principal Architect, EcoHouse Architecture
LUNCH BREAK (45mins)
Session #3 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Thinking Beyond Green in our Built Environment
Organizations are pushing beyond “green” to rethink what sustainability means for our communities and the built environment. Hear from leaders in the industry on why equity and human health should be at the core of how we evaluate our buildings and communities.
JUST Certification Manager, International Living Future Institute
Operations & Programs Coordinator, EcoDistricts
Rose Winer, WELL Faculty
Director, Community Concept Lead, International WELL Building Institute