2017 Sustainability Summit 2018-01-30T10:36:04+00:00
Sustainability Summit 2017 - Resilience, Equity & Climate Change

Event Information

Event Date:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Event Location:

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

2017 Sustainability Summit

The Louisville Sustainability Council and the Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability thank you for a successful 2017 Sustainability Summit!

With over 200 people in attendance, over 20 exhibits, and dozens of speakers, the 2017 Sustainability Summit connected the community around the local human impact of climate change and what we can do to build our resilience. See images from the event on our Facebook page here.

Zero waste services provided by QRS Recyling. The Summit generated 210 pounds of organics and 156 pounds of dry recyclables that were not disposed of in a landfill.

Thank you to our
Convening Sponsors!

Thank you to our Session Sponsors

Thank you to our Connecting Sponsors

Thank you to our Partners

8:00 – 8:45 am
Registration, Networking, Exhibits

8:45 – 9:00 am
Chuck Lambert, Louisville Sustainability Council

9:00 – 9:15 am
Community Report#1
Maria Koetter, Louisville Metro Government Office of Sustainability

9:15 – 9:25 am
Opening Remarks, Mayor Greg Fischer

9:25 – 10:30 am
Keynote: Vanessa Keith, StudioTEKA
The City After Climate Change: Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities for the year 2100

10:30 10:40 am
Break, Networking and Exhibitors

10:40 am – 12:00 pm
Panel: The Impacts of a Rapidly Changing Climate
on Louisville’s Sustainability and Resilience

Moderated by James Bruggers, Courier-Journal
Tom Stephens, Center for Neighborhoods
Ann Hagan, Park DuValle Community Health Center
Melissa Paris, Center for Women & Families
Dr. Lauren Heberle, University of Louisville 

12:00 – 12:45 pm
Lunch, Book Signing, Networking, Exhibits

12:45 1:00 pm
Community Report #2
Rich Vollmer, Humana Bold Goal

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
1:00- 2:00 pm

Energy Panel
John Hoekstra, Schneider Electric
Sarah Lynn Cunningham, Louisville Climate Action Network
Lisa Keels, LG&E

Water Resources Panel
Gordon Garner,  CH2M Hill
Tony Parrott, MSD

Air Quality Panel
Michelle King, Air Pollution Control District
Mitchell Burmeister, Louisville Emergency Management Agency

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Public Health Panel
Dr. Bryan Loy, Louisville Health Advisory Board
Veronica Combs, Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil
Theo Edmonds, IDEAs xLab

Agriculture Panel
Katie Ellis, The Berry Center
Kurt Mason, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services

Transportation & Land Use Panel
Moderator: Barry Barker, TARC
Steve Tarver, YMCA of Greater Louisville
Alice Bridges, AOB Consulting
John Callihan, Mayor’s Office
Aida Copic, TARC

3:00-3:15 pm
Break, Networking and Exhibits

3:15- 3:45 pm
How do we Engage our Community – Planning for a Resilient and Just Louisville:
Eric Friedlander, Louisville Metro Government
Office of Resilience and Community Services

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Awards and Wrap Up
Angela Futter, Louisville Metro Government Office of Sustainability
Emily Chandler, Louisville Sustainability Council

Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Keith

Vanessa Keith, RA

Vanessa Keith, author of 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – The City After Climate Change, is a registered architect and the Principal of StudioTEKA Design, an award-winning architecture firm she founded in 2003.