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See the video highlights of the 2016 Sustainability Summit!

                                           It Takes a Ville

Event photos are here.
Event program  is here —  2016 Sustainability Summit – Program

Presentations and links below.

Over 160 people representing over 80 organizations attended. For questions, comments, or to volunteer with Summit planning and outreach for a large and diverse group at the 2017 Summit, please contact

Saturday, October 29, from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Frazier Hall, Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd., Louisville, KY 40205

 Presenting Sponsors

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Shahzeen AttariKeynote Speaker: 

Dr. Shahzeen Attari
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University

Presentation: To obtain slides or data, please contact Dr. Attari directly at direc. Some of the work presented has not yet been published and cannot yet be made available on the web.


City Panelists:

Matt Gray City of Cleveland  Director of SustainabilityMatt Gray
City of Cleveland
Director of Sustainability

Presentation: View Sustainable Cleveland presentation here (pdf).



Richard Hicks City of Columbus Director, Office of Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Richard Hicks
City of Columbus
Director, Office of Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Presentation: View Columbus’ Public Health & Sustainability presentation  here (pdf).



Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans
Salt Lake City  Chamber of Commerce
VP, Business and Community Relations

Presentation: View the “Business Leadership to Advance Sustainability” presentation here (pdf).



Office of Sustainability

Presentation: View the presentation from the Metro Office of Sustainability here (pdf).


Organizations featured in our afternoon Project Showcase (click on graphic for link):


Louisville Food Cooperative                       Bicycle Repair Shop                      CarShare & More

Comprehensive Plan 2040                          Adamah Project

Citizen Science Program              Louisville Faith Community Landscape Audit                                                                                                 – contact (no website)

Projects were selected through an application process. For more information click HERE.


Louisville Sustainability Council 2016 Award Winners:
In recognition of their service and commitment to sustainability and health, the LSC planted a tree for each of the award winners.

Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner: Jacqueline Klein, Parker & Klein Real Estate
Outstanding Member Award: Institute for Healthy Air, Water, and Soil
Outstanding Achievement Award: Mimi Zinniel, Olmsted Parks Conservancy


Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability
2016 Sustain Louisville Champion Awards

The Louisville Zoo
Luckett & Farley


Zero waste services and metrics provided by QRS Recycling.

Organics = 195 pounds of compostable materials recycled into compost product.
Commercial Single Stream = 166 pounds of mixed recyclable material.
Trash = no notable trash

Kick-Off Event!poster snippet_final

Film Screening of Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard
Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Clifton Center
Click here to view the full sized poster for more info. Click here for photos from the event.


A light breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon coffee will be provided.

Early Bird (through October 23)
LSC Members $35 (discount code emailed separately)
Non-members $50
Students $25

General Admission (October 24-October 28)
LSC Members $50 (discount code emailed separately)
Non-members $75
Students $25

At Door 
LSC Members $60
Non-members $90
Students $25

Registration Included:

  • One free drink ticket from the LSC’s Green Drinks Louisville at the pre-Summit kick off event on October 27
  • Entrance to the Saturday Summit, including keynote speakers, panel discussion, and afternoon sessions, with light breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • A one-year individual level membership to the LSC.
  • Summit attendees will have the chance to take home a free tree! Trees in three-gallon containers will be distributed to the first 50 interested attendees. Recipients must be present at the beginning and end of the event on Saturday, October 29, 2016.


Transportation Options
Bike parking was  provided from Bicycling for Louisville. Bellarmine University is located on TARC #21, and is a short walk from routes #17, #23, and #40. Carpooling is available through Cardinal Directions.

Scholarship Tickets are available:  The deadline to apply for scholarship tickets was October 21st.

Sponsorship — Contact for sponsorship.

Exhibitors — Contact for exhibitor questions.

 Hospitality Sponsors


Session Sponsors

KNBA 3line LOGO (3)BellarmineHi ResolutionPNC_RGB      harshaw_logo_DIGITAL logo_hi resM&Mcartage     Institute for Healthy Air Water Soil

Friends of LSC

Partnership for a Green City                 UPS-Logo       Genscape_logo_k      C&L logo  NACNEW_BLACK_logo_         logo_ge_navy


Other Partners

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Heine Bros         Rainbow Blossom