Join Local and International Leaders For 2 Day Sustainability Summit
SLCgreen is proud to be a part of the 8th annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit. Our Department Director Vicki Bennett and City Energy Project Advisor Wendy Lee will be speaking on the 17th. To register for the Summit click here to view student and professional registration rates.
Thursday, March 16th
- Responding to Misinformation in the Age of Fake News workshop
- Higher Ed Forum
- Tiny House Tour
Friday, March 17th
- Keynote, Mary Robinson
- Plenary, Rob Davies
- Sustainability Expo Hall
- Round Table Sessions
- 4 Tracks of Sustainability Sessions
A pre-Summit workshop Responding to Misinformation in the Age of Fake News, will be hosted by Dr. John Cook of SkepticalScience.com. Dr. Cook will teach the psychology and techniques behind debunking myths, especially those related to climate change.
Join in the participant-driven Higher Ed Forum, an event for students, faculty, facility managers, and sustainability staff. There you can learn how to build the political support and funding for sustainable facilities projects, incorporate sustainability into curriculum, and engage campuses and communities.
The main Summit day brings together over 400 sustainability professionals and up-and-coming leaders, and features over two dozen speakers, the Expo Hall, round table conversations, networking, and more.
Keynote Speaker Mary Robinson served as the first woman President of Ireland from 1990-1997, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002 and currently serves as the President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.
Vicki Bennett is the Sustainability Director for Salt Lake City, working with both city agencies and the public to create a more livable community. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego, and an Executive MBA from the University of Utah.
Dr. Robert Davies is a physicist and public interest communicator whose work focuses on synthesizing a broad range of sustainable systems science ― including climate, energy, food, and economics.
See the full list here.