Drawdown Illinois Summit Speakers

Featuring Opening Keynote Speaker, Paul Hawken

 

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

Paul has appeared in numerous media including the Today Show, Bill Maher, Larry King, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News and World Report. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc,Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Orion, Libération, and other publications. The New York Times Best Selling Book Drawdown, developed by more than 200 scientists across the globe, is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to solve climate change. Drawdown describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution the book provides the history, the carbon impact, the relative cost and savings and the path to adoption. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. 

Paul Hawken’s book DrawdownThe Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is available at www.drawdown.org. 

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Session Leaders & Panelists

Emma Cox, LEED GA, WELL AP

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 North American Sustainability Manager

McDonald’s Corporation   

Brett Bridgeland Architect, CEM, LEED AP

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 Senior Project Manager

Slipstream 

Doug Farr, FAIA, FCNU, LEED Green Associate

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 Founding Principal

Farr Associates 

Mike Stopka, AIA, LEED BD+C

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Strategic Sustainability  

BuroHappold Engineering 

Lois Vitt Sale, FAIA, LEED Fellow

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  Senior Vice President

Wight & Company  

Joe Zhou, Ph.D., PE, CEM

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 Senior Researcher

Slipstream 

Tom Bassett-Dilley, CPHC, AIA

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 Founder

TBDArchitects 

Christie R. Hicks

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 Senior Attorney 

Environmental Defense Fund  

Ajit Naik, PE, BEMP, ACP

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Senior Commissioning and Energy Engineer Baumann Consulting 

Marge Anderson

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 Executive Vice President

Slipstream 

Mohammad Heidarinejad, Ph.D.

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 Assistant Professor in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department 

Illinois Institute of Technology 

Charlene Andreas

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Director of Affordable Housing

LUCHA 

Kyra Woods

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Clean Energy Organizer

Sierra Club 

Toju Eshegadho

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Project Engineer II

Pepper Construction 

Vincent Martinez

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Chief Operating Officer

Architecture 2030 

Connor Jansen

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Senior Project Manager

Slipstream 

Margaret Garascia

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Senior Manager of Research & Innovation

Elevate Energy 

Cindy Klein-Banai

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 Associate Chancellor for Sustainability

UIC  

Benjamin Skelton

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President & CEO

Cyclone Energy Group 

Mandy LaBrier

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Director of Energy Management

City of Chicago 

Joseph Clair

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Practice Lead

dbHMS 

Ellen Sargent

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Director of Sustainable Initiatives

Chicago Housing Authority

Bryan Tillman

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Project Manager

360 Energy Group

Anthony Star

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  Director 

Illinois Power Agency

Dr. Elizabeth Kocs

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Director, Partnerships & Strategy,
UIC Energy Initiative
 

Barbara Hickey

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Vice President

The John Buck Company

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