Chatham University

Silent Spring, a Model for Communicating Science to Drive Change

National Pollution Prevention Week Event


12:30pm - 1:00pm Registration
1:00pm - 1:15pm Welcome & Introductions
David Hassenzahl, Ph.D.
Dean, Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, Chatham University
1:15pm - 2:00pm
Keynote Addresses
"National Pollution Prevention Week: Recognizing the importance of communication with Rachel Carson as a model"
Shawn Garvin, EPA Region III Administrator
Audience Q&A to follow
2:00pm - 3:30pm Roundtable: Science Transforming Action - Safe, healthy, and economic choices in materials use and management
Moderator: Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D., Director, Rachel Carson Institute

Panel Speakers:
Green chemistry in practice
Lalit Chordia, President, Thar Industries
Matthew Mehalik, Ph.D., Sustainable Pittsburgh

Communicating science to the public
Allison Robinson, Ph.D., Sustainability Coordinator, UPMC
John Butler, Regional Pesticide Expert, Region III EPA

Consumer advocacy and outreach
Michelle Nacaratti-Chapkis, Executive Director, Women for a healthy environment

University climate project
Mary Whitney, Sustainability Coordinator, Chatham University

Audience Q&A to follow

3:30pm - 3:45pm Closing Remarks
EPA Region III Challenge for Action & Food Recovery Challenge and Chatham's acceptance of the challenge
David Hassenzahl
3:45pm - 4:30pm Networking