Intermountain Sustainability Summit 2020
The 11th annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit is less than a month away! Hosted at Weber State University’s Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC), this year’s Summit will be held on March 19th and 20th.
The 2-day event features workshops and lectures from leaders in sustainability. The Summit highlights sustainability solutions to help build resiliency and protect the environment and economy.
Highlighting Clean Energy Communities
The Intermountain Sustainability Summit began as a way to bring students, professionals, and the public together to learn about sustainability topics including clean energy, infrastructure, and water conservation. The Summit unites non-profits, businesses, local governments, educators, students, and interested members of the public together for a variety of workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities.
This year, A full roster of speakers is lined up for the event, including SLCgreen’s very own Senior Energy and Climate Program Manager, Christopher Thomas!
Christopher will be presenting 100% Clean Energy Communities in Utah: The Path Forward alongside Sierra Club’s Lindsay Beebe, Utah Clean Energy’s Jeff Bousson, and HEAL Utah’s Carmen ValDez.
Together, the panel will provide a crash course in the electric grid and utilities. The presentation will also include an update on the Utah communities that have joined 100% Renewable Coalition by opting into the process created under HB411, the Community Renewable Energy Act. Christopher will discuss what’s next for these communities and the steps required to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming 100% net-renewable energy communities.
Audiences are encouraged to come ready for discussion!
What to Expect
Whether you’re a student, business owner, government employee, or member of the public, the Intermountain Sustainability Summit is an opportunity to learn more about efforts to address climate change and protect the environment in Utah.
Along with the presentations, the Summit includes a keynote presentation, workshops, and student poster contest.
Mikhail Davis, Director of Technical Sustainability for Interface; Edward Dee, Executive Director of the Office of Navajo Government Development, and Hunter Lovins, Founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions will be presenting this year’s keynotes. Lovins delivered the 2013 keynote presentation at the Summit focused on the importance of sustainability in the business world.
The Summit will also include workshops on Friday, March 20th. The workshops focus on “Using Critical Thinking to Better Understand Climate Science Denial” and “Local Landscapes/Gardens & Climate Adaptation.”
The Intermountain Sustainability Summit is an opportunity to network, learn, and discuss sustainability in Utah and the Intermountain area. SLCgreen will be tabling at the Eco Expo alongside other government groups, educators, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Do you and your business or organization want to be part of the summit? You can register as a exhibitor or sponsor the event.
Early-bird rates end Saturday, February 29. Come hear from local and national sustainability leaders!
We hope to see you there!