OneSTL Sustainability Summit

At the 2017 Sustainability Summit, attendees will learn and apply innovative approaches to setting and achieving sustainability targets for the St. Louis region through knowledge sharing and networking. The summit will address 7 themes: biodiversity, buildings/land use, energy/emissions, food, materials, transportation, and water/green infrastructure. Local governments, non-profits, elected officials, infrastructure providers, community leaders, academics, students, and other attendees will learn from regional and national leaders striving to set and achieve sustainability goals.

Opening Plenary Session:
   Regional Planning for Sustainable Outcomes (12:00p)
       Brad Calvert, Director of the Regional Planning and Development, Denver Regional Council of Governments
       Denver Metro Vision 2040

       Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, Kansas City, MO Office of Environmental Quality
       Kansas City’s Progress Toward Resilience and Sustainability 2006 to 2016


Plenary Response - Panel Discussion (1:00p)

  • Moderator: Mary Ann Lazarus, Principal, MALeco, LLC
  • Amelia Bond, CEO and President, Greater St. Louis Community Foundation
  • Nicole Hudson, Lead Catalyst, Forward Through Ferguson
  • Rebecca Peterson, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, UniGroup, Inc.
  • Jim Wild, Executive Director,East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antwi Akom (5:00p)
Dr. Antwi Akom is Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), which focuses on building sustainable cities and schools. Professor Akom has collaborated with schools, community groups, policy makers and researchers to improve the lives and living conditions of poor people of color around the world. He is also associate professor of Africana studies and urban sociology at San Francisco State University where he specializes in climate justice, participatory technology, community-generated data and social innovation.

See the full schedule HERE.

Visit the conference website at www.onestlsustainabilitysummit.org.

Details

Date: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm