In recent decades, humanity’s impact on the environment has increasingly become a topic of interest-both on a global and local stage. And while leaders from across the world gather to discuss ways to incorporate sustainability and eco-friendly practices into national policy, it is important to recognize the efforts and groundbreaking movements happening on a local level.
We reached out to Sustainable Pittsburgh, a nonprofit advancing positive, collective impact, to learn more about their progress towards and passion for “economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality” for South Western Pennsylvania and beyond. New Executive Director, Joylette Portlock, gave us valuable insight into her role, her personal goals, as well as Sustainable Pittsburgh as a whole. Portlock received her Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford University in 2006. Check out the Q&A below!
Written by: Leah Segal