Thank you to our 2022 Sustainability Symposium Volunteers!

By Sophia Winston

Posted May 17, 2022

This year, our volunteers were tasked with being Room Captains, waste monitors, tech stars, time keepers, picture takers, tour herders (in the rain), problem solvers,  and so much more. Their hard work and flexibility helped the Sustainability Symposium be a tremendous success!

Together we:

  • Welcomed over 400 people virtually and in person 

  • Acheived a 99% waste diversion rate

  • Lead 4 in-person grounds and facilities tours across The Navy Yard (in the rain!)

  • Utilized new technology that helped launch GBU's first ever Hybrid Symposium

  • Hosted 20 educational sessions

  • And learned from a FABULOUS Keynote address


Thank you all for your time and talents, and for your interest in working together to make our built environment more resilient, verdant and healthy for all!

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2023!


Check out the awesome work our volunteers are doing outside of GBU!

Samuel Conterato, Student at Community College of Philadelphia - LinkedIn

Isabelle Coupet, GBU Intern & Architectural Engineering Student at Drexel University - LinkedIn, Bio

Shaivy Derasary, Sustainable Designer & Interior Designer - LinkedIn

Tanvi Gaikwad, Student at Jefferson University - LinkedIn, Portfolio

Dhruvi Galiara, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn, Portfolio

Liju George, Graduate Student at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Miles Grosbard, Chair of the Department of Architecture, Design & Construction at Community College of Philadelphia  - LinkedIn 

Hardik Joshi, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Chenyang Li, GBU Muscoe Martin Fellow, Master of Environmental Building Design at University of Pennsylvania - LinkedIn, Portfolio

Carlin McCoy, Community Planner at SureWay Porperty Management - LinkedIn

Sumaiya Mehjabeen MS, Designer & Sustainability Specialist at The Sheward Partnership - LinkedIn

Yuko Nishizawa, Interior Designer at Nishizawa Design & Construction Services - LinkedIn 

Adeniyi Onanuga, Undergraduate Architecture Student at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design - LinkedIn, Portfolio

Ashwini Patil, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Nell Pearson, Master of City Planning Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania - LinkedIn

Suhani Rajguru, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Jan'et Riddick, Student at Drexel University

Robyn Savacool, Project Architect at Cecil Baker Partners - LinkedIn, Bio

Mary Schorse, Director of the Delaware Center for Geographic Education - LinkedIn

Shalaka Shinde, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Shubham Shinde, Master of Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University - LinkedIn

Kristin Sullivan, CEM, Senior Manager, Sustainability Solutions at ENGIE Impact - LinkedIn

Angel Taylor, Principal, Taylor Consulting, Co. - LinkedIn

Bailey Weinhold, Student at University of Vermont - LinkedIn

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