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2015 Sustainability Summit Wrap Up 2017-06-20T16:44:21+00:00

2015 Sustainability Summit: Improving Our Air Quality

The 2015 Sustainability Summit gathered over 225 community members representing over 100 organizations to learn about the deep interconnections between the health of our air and human health, and begin to elevate short and long term efforts that collectively can improve air quality. All event materials, presentations, breakout notes and worksheets are now available at the Sustainability Summit page. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, panelists, facilitators, attendees, and volunteers for making this event a success!

Air Quality and the Link to Health

Presentation Speakers

  • Dr. Ted Smith, Institute for Healthy Air Water & Soil, Moderator
  • Rich Vollmer, Humana
  • Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Environmental Cardiologist, University of Louisville
  • Jay Turner, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Arnita Gadson, Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission

It Starts With You: Designing, Participating, and Tracking Citizen-led Initiatives

Presentation Speakers

  • Veronica Combs, Institute for Healthy Air Water & Soil
  • Nancy Givens, Solar Over Louisville
  • Bobby Clark, NuLu & West Liberty Ecodistricts
  • Lynn Rippy, Youth Build
  • Sy Safi, Greening the MLS
  • Valerie Magnuson, Louisville Grows

Sustain Louisville: Leading the Way for Our Community

Presentation Speakers

Maria Koetter, Louisville Metro, Office of Sustainability

An Insider’s Guide to Louisville’s STAR Communities Rating

Presentation Speakers

David Abell, STAR Communities

Breakout Presentation: Track 1 – Buildings

Presentation Speakers

  • Nancy Church, Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council
  • Louis Zaccone, Harshaw Trane
  • Tom Stephens, Center for Neighborhoods
  • Bob Vice, Louisville Landmarks Commission
  • Maria Koetter, Louisville Metro, Office of Sustainability
  • Kelley Kline, General Electric
  • Merv Antonio, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Facilitator

Presentation Documents

Breakout notes:  Track 1 Buildings
Breakout worksheets:  Track 1 Buildings

Breakout Presentation: Track 2 – Land Use & Transportation

Presentation Speakers

  • Patti Clare, Vision Louisville
  • Aida Copic, TARC
  • Gill Holland, The Green Building & Portland Investment Initiative
  • Emily Liu, Metro Planning & Design
  • Caroline Heine, West Louisville Foodport
  • Ed Cortas, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Facilitator

Presentation Documents

Breakout Notes:  Track 2 Land Use & Transportation
Breakout Worksheets:  Track 2 Land Use & Transportation

Breakout Session: Track 3 Alternative Energy Alt energy session

Presentation Speakers

  • Melissa Howell, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition
  • Nancy Givens, Solar Over Louisville
  • David Huff, LG&E and KU
  • Kenya Stump, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Lisa Abbott, Kentucky Sustainable Energy Alliance
  • Eric Schmall, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Facilitator

Presentation Documents

Breakout Notes:  Track 3 Alternative Energy
Breakout Worksheets:  Track 3 Alternative Energy

Breakout Session: Track 4 Natural Systems

Presentation Speakers

  • David Phemister, The Nature Conservancy
  • Judy Peterson, Kentucky Waterways Alliance
  • Wes Sydnor, MSD
  • Cindi Sullivan, TreesLouisville
  • Brent Bucknum, Hyphae Design Laboratory
  • Claude Stephens, Bernheim Forest, Facilitator

Presentation Documents

Breakout Notes: Track 4 Natural Systems
Breakout Worksheets: Track 4 Natural Systems

Breakout Session: Track 5 Community Engagement

Presentation Speakers

  • Elizabeth Schmitz, Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • Dee Lynch, Kentuckiana Air Education
  • Attica Scott, Country Health Rankings & Roadmap
  • Gina O’Brien, Brightside
  • Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer, Yum! Brands Inc.
  • Kevin Connolly, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Facilitator

Presentation Documents

Breakout Notes:  Track 5 Community Engagement
Breakout Worksheets:  Track 5 Community Engagement