Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Announces Summit Keynote Speakers

September 12, 2013 in ACT, Sustainability

On October 3rd and 4th 2013, Mayor Frank G. Jackson will host the 5th Annual Sustainability Summit at Cleveland Public Auditorium. Sustainable Cleveland 2019 was founded in 2009 by Mayor Frank G. Jackson to build a thriving 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.

Summit Topics & Agenda:  The Summit will focus on implementing the City’s recently finished Climate Action Plan that was co-created by more than 50 businesses and organizations. The Climate Action Plan consists of 33 actions in the following areas: Energy Efficiency & Green Building, Advanced & Renewable Energy, Sustainable Mobility, Waste Reduction & Resource Conservation, Land Use & Clean Water, and Community Engagement & Public Health.

Keynote Speakers: The City of Cleveland is pleased to announce two dynamic keynote presenters during the Summit on the topics of Advanced and Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Conscious Capitalism.

John Montgomery, Author of Great from the Start, is a frequent speaker on sustainable business, benefit corporations and venture capital at such forums as the Future Salon, TEDx, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. John transforms public and private corporations for success in the new economic paradigm where corporations not only optimize profits for shareholders but also provide a material positive impact on society and the environment.
Chuck KutscherNational Renewable Energy Lab, is a Principal Engineer and Group Manager in the Center for Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration. His projects have included the design and construction of a solar cooling test laboratory; production of NREL’s solar industrial process heat design handbook; modeling of advanced power cycles and cooling systems for geothermal power plants; and development of transpired solar air collectors, which won an R&D 100 Award and a Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award. He is editor of the 200-page ASES report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., and writes a monthly column on climate change for SOLAR TODAY magazine.  He recently received the 2008 Colorado Governor’s Excellence in Renewable Energy Individual Award.

Nominate your hero! At the 5th Annual Sustainability Summit, Cleveland is celebrating the halfway mark of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 by honoring sustainability heroes. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to make Cleveland a thriving green city on a blue lake? Please let them know. Honorees will be recognized and receive a prize at the Summit. Click here to nominate by Sept. 22nd.

Events and Tours

  • Post-Summit happy hour on Friday, October 4thbeginning at 5:30pm. Location TBD.
  • Extend your Summit by touring renewable energy projects in Northeast Ohio. Green Energy Ohio is offering a FREE BUS TOUR on October 5 (lunch provided), from 9:00am-5:00pm, leaving from Lake Farmpark. You can sign up for the tour when registering for the Summit.
  • The Cleveland Browns, a Cleveland Green Venue, is offering discounted tickets to the October 3rd home game after the Summit. Please click here and use the promotional code: SCS2013

For more Summit information and to register online click here. 

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