Setting Targets for Our Shared Future
Several St. Louis area nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and regional government partners have joined together to present a regional summit on sustainability. The theme for the event, Setting Targets for Our Shared Future, will follow multiple tracks in an effort to illustrate intersectional issues and efforts falling under the umbrella of sustainability.
This conference seeks to identify specific targets and goals that lead to strategies to achieve a sustainable, equitable future.
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 St. Louis region has a robust foundation for sustainability efforts: a strong, collectively developed regional sustainability plan (OneSTL), a thorough City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan, and a multitude of efforts, individuals, and initiatives dedicated to making our region a more sustainable and resilient place. The summit will address 7 themes: biodiversity, buildings/land use, energy/emissions, food, materials, transportation, and water/green infrastructure.
At the 2017 Sustainability Summit, attendees will learn and apply innovative approaches to:
- Build regional momentum and solidarity
- Identify metrics/goals and set targets
- Identify strategies to achieve targets
- Kick-off a forum for ongoing conversation
The summit is being held at the Eric P. Newman Center at Washington University on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals in higher education, multinationals corporations, local businesses, public service agencies and many more. Day One, on April 5th, will begin at 12pm and will consist of educational sessions and is open to the public to register and attend. Day Two begins at 8am on April 6th, and is restricted to those who have applied and been accepted to participate in working groups.
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. Together, we will grow our capacity to advance the St. Louis region towards a sustainable, resilient and equitable future.
To register for this event and find more information on the One STL Sustainability Summit, visit www.onestlsustainabilitysummit.org.