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Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Registration for Summit 2012

City of Cleveland, Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is a 10-year initiative that engages people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland region that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all.


On September 20-21st, 2012, Sustainable Cleveland 2019 will host the 4th Annual Sustainability Summit at Cleveland Public Auditorium. Sustainable Cleveland 2019 was founded in 2009 by Mayor Frank G. Jackson to build an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake. The ten-year initiative creates a framework for Clevelanders from all walks of life to work together to build a thriving and resilient Cleveland region.

Reporting Progress: Mayor Jackson hosts an Annual Sustainability Summit to report progress to the community, create an agenda for the future and co-create our sustainable future. Each year leading up to 2019, Cleveland will have a sustainability Celebration Year. 2012 is the Year of Local Foods and 2013 will be the Year of Advanced and Renewable Energy.

Summit Topics & Agenda:

Two dynamic speakers will present during the Summit on the topics of Advanced and Renewable Energy and Local Food Systems.

Kathleen A. Merrigan is the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Merrigan has managed the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food effort to highlight the critical connection between farmers and consumers and support local and regional food systems that increase economic opportunity.
Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen bestselling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. Mr. Rifkin will join the Summit via a low-carbon, live video address from Europe for a keynote and question and answer session.
The Summit will also feature local and regional expert panelists and is a unique opportunity to work across sectors, foster collaboration, learn about recent innovations and to design the future of the Cleveland region.

The Summit will have a two tracks:One focused on the current Celebration Year--Local Foods and the other on the upcoming Celebration Year-- Advanced and Renewable Energy.

Thursday, September 20th

Thursday Morning: The focus will be on reporting and celebrating progress in all aspects of sustainability including a keynote presentation to all summit attendees.

Thursday Afternoon: Summit attendees will choose one of two tracks: Local Foods or Advanced and Renewable Energy. Both tracks will focus on accelerating momentum and taking action to create a sustainable economy and will include topic specific panel presentations. 

Friday, September 21st

Friday Morning: Concurrent working sessions on Local Foods and Advanced and Renewable Energy. Participants will design and plan for implementation.

Friday Afternoon: Participants will reconvene as a large group and report-out. There will aslo be a closing Keynote presentation. 

Additional Information: The Summit is a unique opportunity to work across sectors, foster collaboration, learn about recent innovations and to design the future of the Cleveland region.

There is a $40 registration fee which helps to cover some of the catering and supply costs of the Summit.

Scholarships to the Summit are available. For information about scholarships, please email us at sustainability@city.cleveland.oh.us

Associated Summit Events include:

  • Thursday, Sept 20th 5pm:  Cleveland Connects, community conversation led by Joe Frolik, The Plain Dealer's Editorial Writer, and David K. O'Neil, who works through the Project for Public Spaces and a panel of community activists working in the trenches, as we discuss strategies for anchor institutions, good food and the rebirth of Cleveland neighborhoods.  
  • Thursday, Sept 20th, 7pm:  Janine Benyus (a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature) hosted by the Great Lakes Biomimicry Institute
  • Saturday, Sept 22nd, 8am-3pm Summit participants choosing the Local Foods track have an opportunity to attend urban and rural agricultural and market tours hosted by the Public Markets Conference while spaces last. 



Thank you to the 2012 Summit Sponsors! For information on our Sponsors, visit: http://www.gcbl.org/2019/summit-2012/2012-sustainability-summit-sponsors

Have questions about Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Registration for Summit 2012? Contact City of Cleveland, Mayor's Office of Sustainability

When & Where

Cleveland Public Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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City of Cleveland, Mayor's Office of Sustainability

The Mayor's Office of Sustainability leverages Cleveland's wealth of assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens. To lead by example, the Office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments to embrace a culture of sustainability.

Questions? Please call us at 216-664-2455


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