Green Government Task Force

Who was on the Green Government Task Force?

The Green Government Task Force was a coalition of local stakeholders responsible for developing the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 1.0 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The co-chairs were Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor of Pittsburgh, William Peduto, Pittsburgh City Council, and Jim Ferlo, Pennsylvania State Senator. Rebecca Flora, Executive Director of the Green Building Alliance at the time, convened the group.

Task force members included:

3 Rivers Wet Weather John Schombert
Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering & Deparment of Enginesering and Public Policy
Cliff Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University
Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
Deborah Lange
Chatham University Lisa Kunst Vavro
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UMPC Dean Walters
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
Jeanne Clark
City of Pittsburgh
City Information Systems
James Sloss
City of Pittsburgh
Department of City Planning
Corey Layman
City of Pittsburgh
Department of City Planning
Daniel Sentz
City of Pittsburgh
Mayor’s Office
Kristen Baginski
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development
Ellen Kight
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Michael DeBerardinis
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection
Kathleen McGinty
Conservation Consultants, Inc. Ann Gerace
East Liberty Development, Inc. Nathan Wildfire
Giant Eagle Robert Garrity
GTECH Strategies Andrew Butcher
International Union Operating Engineers
Local #95
William Cagney
Pennsylvania Resources Council David Mazza
PNC Bank George Whitmer
Rachel Carson Homestead Fiona Fisher
Rothschild Doyno Collaborative Architecture and Urban Design Kenneth Doyno
Sierra Club Rachel Martin
Steel City Biofuels Nathaniel Doyno
Sustainable Pittsburgh Courtland Gould
The Heinz Endowments Caren Glotfelty
The Pittsburgh Foundation Jane Downing
The Pittsburgh Project Saleem Ghubril
United Jewish Federation Richard Wice
University of Pittsburgh
Mascaro Sustainability Initiative
Eric Beckman
University of Pittsburgh
School of Public Health
Robbie Ali
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Matthew Smuts