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Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything

  • January 09, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801

Mark your calendars to attend this timely, game-changing Symposium in Orlando on January 9, 2017! 

Focused on smart and resilient solutions and the transition to a sustainable economy, the Sustainability Symposium will be held the day before the annual Design and Construction Week show, the largest trade show in the building sector, opens in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.  This combination makes for a powerful opportunity for GREENworking and education!  

The purpose of this can't-miss Symposium is to attract attention to the need for innovative, sustainable solutions across several sectors (buildings, transportation, energy, etc.) and raise the national dialogue. The Symposium will attract a variety of sustainability advocates, high-profile members of the media, elected officials and policy makers, code and regulatory officials, design and engineering professionals, innovative professionals from the development/building sector, product manufacturers ... and more.  

Nothing provides mind-expanding education to catalyze and inspire commitment to sustainable living better than a lineup of impressive speakers, and Sustainability Symposium has attracted some of the best!  

  • Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), a passionate and articulate sustainability advocate who took the initial lead on the climate change conversation in the presidential elections.
  • Philippe Cousteau, a fervent sustainability advocate dedicated to empowering people to recognize their ability to change the world.
  • Leilani Münter, the only carbon-neutral NASCAR driver, successfully teaching a tough crowd about climate change.
  • Mayor Dyer (D-Orlando, FL), an influential leader implementing a broad-based, progressive sustainability program in his city that includes green building, renewable energy, smart technology, resource conservation, and more.
  • Mayor Stoddard (D-South Miami, FL), poised on the front lines of climate change and implementing smart, resilient solutions to deal with rising sea levels.
  • Mayor Brainard (R-Carmel, IN), deploying innovative sustainability strategies in his city and encouraging his fellow Republican elected officials to embrace climate action.
  • Samantha Medlock, Senior White House advisor on resiliency issues.

Lastly, sponsors already include forward-thinking companies like Emerson, Uponor, Ingersoll Rand, and VHB, the City of Orlando, and nonprofits including USGBC Florida. 

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