Master Series

The Greenbuild Master Series brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building and providing inspiration and motivation for our everyday lives.

B15 - Master Series: Karen Weigert

Speaker: Karen Weigert: Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Karen Weigert is a senior fellow on global cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  She focuses on climate, energy, and sustainability. Weigert served as the first Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago from 2011 to 2016.

As Chief Sustainability Officer, she worked to guide the city’s sustainability strategy and implementation, bringing innovative, practical solutions throughout Chicago.

Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

E15 - Master Series: Urban Rivers

Speakers: Nick Wesley, Co-Director, Co-Founder, Urban Rivers, and George Brigandi, MBA, Director of Marketing, Urban Rivers

Urban Rivers is utilizing innovative solutions to rehabilitate urban waterways, starting with their hometown Chicago River. They started building the first-ever, mile-long, floating eco-park in the world, The Wild Mile, in the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River last year. The park grew to +2,100 sq ft this summer and should be complete by 2020.

Thursday, November 15 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM