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This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event. Please bring your own lunch. Webcast option available.

When: Tue, July 18, 2017
From 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Where: National Geographic Society (America's Room)
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States

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WCEE’s Lunch & Learn Series presents

Sustainable City Solutions

Which are the greenest cities in the world and how does Washington, DC, stack up? Beyond just improving energy and water efficiency, how can urban buildings improve our health? How much food do we waste and how are different cities implementing small changes that can have a big impact?

What is urban farming and where are some surprising places is it being successfully implemented? How are some cities reinventing once-industrial areas and drawing people back to the city’s core? How can the world’s fastest growing cities grow sustainably?

Join WCEE and National Geographic’s Senior Manager of Sustainability, Susan Kolodziejczyk, in an interactive exploration of the intersection of urbanization and sustainability, what that means in terms of society’s choices and priorities, and examples of successful, innovative city solutions around the world.

Date: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
             Also available via webcast! (See below for login/access info.)

Closest Metro: Farragut North/McPherson Square
Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $15 (non-WCEE members)

If you are attending this event via webcast, please contact Robin Robinson for login/access link. Email:

Please note that regardless of whether you choose to attend in-person or via webcast, you must register for the event. 
WCEE members can attend for free; however, non-members are charged $15.

This is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event; beverages and dessert will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Or purchase lunch onsite as National Geographic’s headquarters has a Cafeteria and Cafe with local, organic, and vegan options. Alternatively, go with an al fresco lunch option -- on July 18th, the National Geographic courtyard will be hosting its monthly market. Visit its sustainable farm stand with many local and sustainable vendors.





About our Speaker:

Susan Kolodziejczyk has been with the National Geographic Society for over 16 years working as a researcher and project manager. In 2009, she served on the advisory board for the National Geographic book Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-friendly Parents. In November 2013, after seven years serving on the volunteer-driven Green Team, she became Senior Manager of Sustainability - National Geographic’s first full-time sustainability position.

Susan now leads staff, tenants, and a volunteer Green Team in working toward National Geographic’s key sustainability goals: to make National Geographic carbon neutral, to strive for zero landfill waste, to be good stewards of our resources, and to ensure that employees are engaged and healthy. She is committed to conducting business as sustainably as possible, making the environmental impacts of business as positive as possible for both National Geographic and its suppliers and partners.

With the Facilities team, Susan is working to maintain and improve the National Geographic headquarters’ rating under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings program. The Society’s headquarters in Washington, DC were the first existing buildings in the country to receive LEED certification and have risen from silver to gold without major retrofits despite the buildings ranging in age from 30 to over 100 years.



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