Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 6:30 pm–8:45 pm
In partnership with the Earl E Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, the Wellbeing Series featuring Richard Piacentini will be hosted at the Bell Museum. Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and will be discussing the sustainable efforts initiated at the Phipps, which are based on recognizing the vital connections between people, plants, health and the planet. This regenerative-based way of thinking influences the organization’s actions and programs, particularly those focused on awakening children to nature, and promoting human and environmental wellbeing. We can and must create places and lifestyles that are better for people and the planet, and they will be better than what we settle for now.
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About Richard Piacentini
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a net-zero energy and water building and the only one in the world to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Platinum, and SITES™ Platinum certifications. The sustainability efforts Piacentini initiated at Phipps are based on recognizing the vital connections between people, plants, health and the planet. Piacentini serves on the board of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as Past Chair and Secretary and on the Mission and Community Needs Committee for Magee-Womens Hospital and the Pennsylvania One Health Task Force. He is a member of the ILFI Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee for the Biophilic Cities Network. He is a Past President and Treasurer of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), and has received ILFI, USGBC, and APGA leadership awards. Piacentini is a Registered Pharmacist and a WELL® Accredited Professional.