On June 9, Cincinnati will once again host the Midwest Sustainability Summit
at Xavier’s Cintas Center. The event will feature a keynote speaker, awards ceremony and breakout sessions.
Keynote speaker Van Jones
This year, the Summit will explore new areas of environmental sustainability while taking a deeper look at equity in sustainability.
The Summit’s goal is to bring together a broad audience of professionals — Fortune 100 businesses, small business owners, government agencies, academia and NGOs — who want to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices and celebrate the sustainability work that is currently being done throughout the Midwest. The Summit will also help identify areas for future regional collaborations.
Van Jones, a leader in building an equitable green economy, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Summit. He’s started problem-solving organizations like The Dream Corps
, Green for All
and Rebuild the Dream
, and will share his wealth of knowledge and experience in linking the economy, environment and social justice.
A lunchtime awards ceremony will honor local small business leaders that have incorporated sustainability into their business practices. The breakout sessions will allow attendees to dive deeper into issues like energy conservation, water quality, local food access, outdoor recreation, sustainable business supply chains and waste reduction.
Tickets will go on sale
in February. Early bird student admission is $15; Green Umbrella members are $45; and general admission is $65.