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OneSTL Sustainability Summit: Setting Targets for Our Shared Future

April 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


At the 2017 Sustainability Summit, attendees will learn and apply innovative approaches to setting and achieving sustainability targets for the St. Louis region through knowledge sharing and networking. The St. Louis region has a robust foundation for sustainability efforts: a strong, collectively developed regional sustainability plan (OneSTL), a thorough City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan, and a multitude of efforts, individuals, and initiatives dedicated to making our region a more sustainable and resilient place. The summit will address 7 themes: biodiversity, buildings/land use, energy/emissions, food, materials, transportation, and water/green infrastructure. Local governments, non-profits, elected officials, infrastructure providers, community leaders, academics, students, and other attendees will learn from regional and national leaders striving to set and achieve sustainability goals. Together, we will grow our capacity to advance the St. Louis region  towards a sustainable, resilient and equitable future.

Schedule: Wednesday, April 5

Participation in the Summit is open to the public.

11:00a // Registration and Lunch
12:00p // Welcome and Plenary Session
1:00p // Plenary Response: Regional Panel
2:15p // Concurrent sessions
3:30p // Concurrent sessions
4:30p // Light Reception & Sponsor Hall Open
5:00p // Keynote Address
6:30p // Networking reception & Sponsor Hall Open
8:00p // Summit Concludes

Register HERE.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Antwi Akom (5:00p)

Dr. Antwi Akom is Co-Founder of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), which focuses on building sustainable cities and schools. Professor Akom has collaborated with schools, community groups, policy makers and researchers to improve the lives and living conditions of poor people of color around the world. He is also associate professor of Africana studies and urban sociology at San Francisco State University where he specializes in climate justice, participatory technology, community-generated data and social innovation.

Opening Plenary Session:
Regional Planning for Sustainable Outcomes (12:00p)

Brad Calvert, Director of the Regional Planning and Development
Denver Metro Vision 2040
Denver Regional Council of Governments

Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer
Kansas City’s Progress Toward Resilience and Sustainability 2006 to 2016
Kansas City, MO Office of Environmental Quality

Plenary Response – Panel Discussion (1:00p)

Moderator: Mary Ann Lazarus, Principal, MALeco, LLC

Amelia Bond, CEO and President
Greater St. Louis Community Foundation

Nicole Hudson, Lead Catalyst
Forward Through Ferguson

Rebecca Peterson, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
UniGroup, Inc.

Jim Wild, Executive Director
East-West Gateway Council of Governments

To view the program schedule, click here. Scheduled times and speakers are subject to change



April 5, 2017
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


View Organizer Website


Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University in St. Louis
320 S Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States