Serving Up Sustainability

Serving Up Sustainability is a free, virtul series where attendees will learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and meet their climate action goals from experts in their field. Topics covered include reducing single-use plastic, how to compost effectively, marketing plant-based food options, and more, all
in the realm of food service.

Participants who attend all three presentations–either live or recorded–will receive a Certification of Completion from Humane Action Pittsburgh.

Keith Allison Lead Educator, New Roots Institute
Protecting the Planet with Our Plates

Heidi Fritz, MS, RDN Healthcare Program Director, Greener By Default
Using Behavioral Science to Make Sustainable Foods the Easy Choice


Experts from Humane Action Pittsburgh, New Roots Institute, and Greener By Default will communicate high-level perspectives on the importance of operating a sustainable enterprise.

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Sponsor Information

Serving Up Sustainability provides a unique opportunity for sponsors to advertise to industry professionals such as those in food service, restaurant, hospitality, healthcare, and other fields.

Sponsorship levels start at just $100, including gift-in-kind contributions of equal value, and come with many perks! To register as a sponsor or for more information, contact Natalie Ahwesh, Executive Director, at

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Check out the sponsorship packet here.


Keith Allison

Lead Educator, New Roots Institute


Keith Allison is the Lead Educator for Ohio for New Roots Institute, a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a just food system. He speaks with thousands of high school and college students each year about the realities of our current mass production system and the impacts it has on our bodies, public health, animals, and environment. Keith also helps train students to advocate for change in their campus and community through New Roots Institute’s Leadership Program. He has spent the last twenty years in classrooms between his work as a teacher and a guest speaker in the non-profit sector. Keith is also a poet and spoken word artist, author of three books, video editor, and event host. He enjoys the local music and poetry scene, reading, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Sabrina Culyba

Recycling and Single-Use Plastic Educator, Humane Action Pittsburgh


Sabrina is an advocate for recycling education and single-use plastic reduction. She has worked on Humane Action Pittsburgh’s No Plastic Please and Reimagine Takeout initiatives. She is motivated by a vision of Pittsburghers and Pennsylvanians that are empowered stewards of their local environment. She also operates the Recycle This Pittsburgh website as a resource for Pittsburgh city residents. Sabrina is a professional game designer and lives in Highland Park.

Heidi Fritz, MS, RDN

Healthcare Program Director, Greener By Default


Heidi’s role with Greener By Default involves consulting with institutions to apply behavioral science to menuing and food service operations, nudging diners towards sustainable plant-based food while preserving freedom of choice. Her background includes working in the hospitality and catering industries as well as over 25 years as a public health dietitian. Heidi’s current work focuses on the intersection of healthy food and climate change resilience, and she also serves on her local Sustainable Food Policy Council in Denver, CO. When she’s not able to be outside in her garden, she can often be found in the kitchen experimenting with plant-based recipes.