Join us for the 2019 Metro KC Climate Action Summit

On September 14th, elected officials, business, nonprofit, and organizational leaders; and advocates for climate action will convene to celebrate regional successes, collaborate, and hear expert strategies on ways to advance climate mitigation and adaptation. The Summit will focus on solutions that effectively mitigate greenhouse emissions and share co-benefits that improve the quality of life for Kansas City regional residents.



Date and Location

Saturday, September 14th

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd, Overland Park KS 66210


8:30–9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Program 
(lunch and cocktail reception provided) 


$50 General Admission 
$20 Students

registration deadline

August 31, 2019 (or until maximum capacity is reached.)


  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Equity and our Environment

  • The New Energy Economy

  • Transportation

  • Environmental effect on Public Health

  • Emerging Trends in Climate Resilience

  • Faith and our Environment

  • The Business Case for Climate Resilience


Keynote Speaker: 

Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

Hawken’s work includes founding successful, ecologically conscious businesses, writing about the impacts of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He founded Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed.

Additional speakers include:

  • Bob Berkebile, FAIA, Principal, BNIM

  • Brigadier General (ret.) W. Christopher King

  • U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, 3rd District of Kansas

  • James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, Indiana

  • Julie Lorenz, Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation

  • ...and nearly 30 others!