On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) of Greater Philadelphia hosted their annual Green Smarts Party at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia. The event is an opportunity to honor SWEP’s grant winners.
This year in addition we had the opportunity of hearing from one former grant awardee, the wH20 Women’s Water Journal.
Presenters: Stanley L. Laskowski and Akudo Ejelonu
Stanley Laskowski is a Lecturer and Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania, a Global Water Alliance founder and former Deputy Regional Administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He spoke on “The Role of Water in Women’s Lives Around the World”, and the University of Pennsylvania’s “wH2O: The Journal of Gender & Water”. Joining him was Akudo Ejelonu, in the Masters of Environmental Health and Masters of Public Health programs at the University of Pennsylvania; she spoke on her experiences on projects in India addressing water issues.
2016 Grant Winners – This year, SWEP presented grants to:
Dawn White from Green Valleys Watershed Association, in support of their After-School Nature Explorers Club at Pottstown Middle School, for this winter, 2017
Kimberly Reed, Director, Troop Support & Experiences, and her three Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts of Central and South New Jersey, in support of their “Refill, not Landfill” program.
In addition, SWEP is again sponsoring the Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery County Envirothons.
SWEP is grateful to Greenberg Traurig, LLP for generously sharing their beautiful conference rooms for this Event!