CCPA Presents: Sustainable Philadelphia with Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability

April 23, 2021 10:00am to 11:30am

Featuring Christine Knapp, Director, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability

A healthy city, with clean air to breathe, fresh water to drink, parks and open spaces for recreation, are the building blocks for strong economic activity; a city where people want to work, live, raise families, and enjoy life in a healthy urban environment.

CCPA’s new Sustainable Philadelphia event series features experts in municipal government; our rivers - the Delaware and Schuylkill; Philadelphia’s Urban Conservation Initiatives; and will explore the next generation climate changers. It will highlight the important initiatives affecting sustainable change and offer the opportunity to meet those leading the charge.

We will kick off the series with Christine Knapp, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, as she discusses the city’s initiatives and goals for a sustainable future. We will learn about the implementation of Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan: offering clean and efficient energy; accessible food and drinking water; healthy outdoor and indoor air; quality natural resources; accessible, affordable, and safe transportation; zero Waste; and engaging students, stewards, and workers.

If you love living or working in a city once described as the ‘Next Great City,” you will not want to miss this event. Join us to learn how to get involved and how to help build a better future.

Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Link will be sent prior to the event.

$10 for CCPA
$10 Partner Members (with discount code)
$20 for Guests.
Reservations and pre-payment are required.
Includes presentation, time for Q&A and networking.

Partnering Organizations:
The Energy Co-op

Christine Knapp was appointed as the Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration in January of 2016. In this role she leads the cross-agency implementation of Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s sustainability framework. Previously she served in leadership roles at the Philadelphia Water Department, the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficient Buildings Hub and at PennFuture where she advocated for the creation of a municipal sustainability office. She is on the board of the Passyunk Square Civic Association representing the neighborhood where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of Villanova University, was a 2010 Center for Progressive Leadership Political Fellow and has been recognized by Leadership Philadelphia as a “Keeper and Connector”. 

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

Sustaining Support for CCPA has been provided by Pennworth Financial Services and Urban Affairs Coalition.

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