Steph Stoppenhagen, CH2M HILL Sustainability Strategist Lead and Client Service Manager, recently attended and presented at the EcoDistricts Summit in Portland, Oregon. Steph discusses the importance of developing EcoDistricts, creating behavior change in the public, and the District of Columbia's GreenUP website that CH2M HILL is about to help launch to the public.
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Earlier this year, CH2M HILL was invited by Oregon’s Portland Sustainability Institute to participate and join a team of other Oregon sustainability leaders to create a submittal for the Living City Design Competition which reflects Oregon’s most progressive thinking in sustainable urban design. Steph Stoppenhagen, CH2M HILL Sustainability Strategist Lead and Client Service Manager, led the team in creating a compelling and technically achievable vision of a truly sustainable city through the design of "EcoDistricts" in Portland.
With support from an Urban Sustainability Director’s Network grant, CH2M HILL and subcontractor Portland Sustainability Institute worked with a pack of cities from across the U.S. to complete the sustainability framework and report, ‘North American EcoDistricts Program – Research and Program Design.’ Steph Stoppenhagen, CH2M HILL Sustainability Strategist and Client Service Manager, shares as well as discusses the final report and how the EcoDistricts Initiative focuses on removing implementation barriers and creating an enabling strategy to accelerate neighborhood-scale sustainability to a district-wide scale.
Access Water Client Newsletter: March 2012 President's Message Every March we celebrate World Water Day. The United Nations designated March 22 as World Water Day in 1993, and it’s amazing to see how much water awareness has grown over the past few years. This year’s World Water Day theme is Water and Food Security, a very timely topic. I’m a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security, which is working [...]
As an extension of Engineers Week and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, National Engineers Week Foundation will host its 8th annual "Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology," March 5-10, 2012. The Global Marathon is the only event of its kind connecting women in engineering and technology worldwide—across a diverse range of disciplines, experience levels, ages, interests, backgrounds, cultures, industries and employers—to foster innovative and creative thinking to tackle our many global challenges and expand our range of solutions. CH2M HILL is pleased to be hosting a webinar to kick off the China program on Friday, March 9, during the Global Marathon called, “From Grassroots to Business to Government Initiatives: How Everyone Can Play a Role in Achieving Water Sustainability.” Learn more about this unique event and CH2M HILL's panel in the latest Access Water.