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This is a Sustainability Workshop You Don’t Want to Miss

March 21 and 22, 2019

Utah’s premiere sustainability summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

Over 400 sustainability professionals, engaged citizens, and emerging leaders will gather at Weber State University on March 21 and 22 for the 10th annual celebration of the Sustainability Summit. It’s also one of our favorite yearly events!

The Summit is hosted by Weber State University’s Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC) and was created to increase sustainability practices by engaging students, sustainability professionals, and the general public in topics such as clean energy infrastructure, green buildings, urban water, and other sustainability topics.

Join us for the fun!

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit features two days of events, including the main Summit day on Thursday, March 21, and workshops on Friday, March 22.

This year’s event includes over 40 local and national speakers on topics like Clean Energy, Buildings & Cities, Equity, Climate & Engagement, and Zero Waste.

SLCgreen’s own Tyler Poulson and Debbie Lyons are presenting Moving the Needle: Innovative Climate Solutions for Communities.

Perhaps the most exciting thing is this year’s keynote speakers: environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist, Paul Hawken, and Senior Climate Scientist & Director of Climate at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel.

Dr. Ekwurzel is a widely quoted expert on climate change and co-authored the UCS guide Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His newest book DrawdownThe Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is available now and he will be signing copies after his presentation. He is also the founder of Project Drawdown, which works with scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to model solutions that can reverse global warming by reducing and eliminating greenhouse gases. 

Don’t forget to check out the Eco Expo Hall where we will be mingling and providing information to individuals and businesses on how to live more sustainably! There is also a student poster hall where students will showcase their sustainability work.

Finally, Friday’s agenda will focus on in-depth practitioner workshops to inspire and engage. Stay tuned for more updates.

Everyone is welcome!

If you are interested in attending the Summitregister here. The Summit is open to professionals, students, and the general public! We hope to see you there!

Early-bird registration closes on Thursday, March 7th. Scholarships are available with an application.

For directions on how to get to the summit, as well as carpooling, public transit, and EV charging information click here.

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