FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2015
2015 Sustainability Summit: Improving Our Air Quality
to Be Held November 6
Louisville Sustainability Council and the Office of Sustainability will hold the 2015 Sustainability Summit on Friday, November 6.
LOUISVILLE, KY — As part of their continuing mission to improve sustainability efforts in the community, the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) and the city’s Office of Sustainability are co-hosting the second annual Sustainability Summit, on Friday, November 6, with an evening reception the night before. Registration is now open, with discounted early registration closing on October 23.
“This year’s Sustainability Summit will focus on uniting our community around the common goal of Improving Our Air Quality,” said LSC Interim Executive Director Emily Chandler. “The Summit is an opportunity for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, schools, and government agencies to work together to improve our health and quality of life.”
Mayor Greg Fischer will be speaking at the Summit on November 6. Other speakers to be featured at this year’s event include Dr. Ted Smith, Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, and other air quality, environmental, and health experts.
The LSC is proud to receive support for this year’s Summit from corporations committed to sustainability, such as our Event Sponsors: Humana, Yum! Brands, and the Institute for Healthy Air, Water, & Soil.
“The 2015 Summit will expand on the success of the first Summit, and the focus on air quality will help drive activities and efforts to help achieve the city’s health and environmental sustainability goals,” said Maria Koetter, Metro Louisville’s Director of Sustainability.
The 2015 Sustainability Summit welcomes Louisville’s sustainability and health professionals, as well as interested citizens of all backgrounds, to attend the event. Through the Summit, community efforts to improve air quality will be celebrated and elevated: in addition to connecting and convening new and existing passionate, air-quality focused individuals and organizations, the Summit will energize the community to get involved, develop actionable steps, and make positive changes.
Sessions for the 2015 Sustainability Summit: Improving Our Air Quality will take place Friday, November 6, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Participants will attend plenary sessions in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon; a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The afternoon breakout sessions for participant discussion, facilitated by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, will follow five tracks related to improving Louisville’s air quality: Buildings; Land Use & Transportation; Alternative Energy; Natural Systems; and Community Engagement.
An opening reception including welcome presentations, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and special entertainment will be held on Thursday, November 5 at Copper & Kings, 1121 East Washington Street from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. On Friday, the event will move to the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Registration for the 2015 Sustainability Summit includes entrance to the Thursday evening and Friday events, as well as a one-year membership with the LSC. Discounted early registration is available through Friday, October 23. More information, as well as the registration form, can be found on the LSC website here: http://
The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) promotes a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of the people living in Louisville, Kentucky. The LSC’s mission is to engage and collaborate with the community to facilitate the achievement of the city’s sustainability goals. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the LSC relies on donor and member support. Connect with the LSC on Facebook and Twitter @EngageLSC, or visit the website at http://