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
August 31, 2019 (or until maximum capacity is reached.)
Equity and our Environment
The New Energy Economy
Environmental effect on Public Health
Emerging Trends in Climate Resilience
Faith and our Environment
The Business Case for Climate Resilience
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!