Focus topics will include local foods, clean water and energy
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Bluegrass Tomorrow, a regional quality-of-life non-profit, is hosting the first Bluegrass Forever Green Sustainability Summit at the Marriott Griffin Gate on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The event is open to the public.
Attendees will hear about action teams on sustainability in Louisville and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and other sustainability initiatives in central Kentucky. To pre-register for the free Summit, email [email protected] with the name and organization of each attendee.
The goal of the summit is to share best practices focusing on maximizing the collective impact of regional governments, organizations, non-profits, educational institutions and business dedicated to environment sustainability and improving quality of life and economic development as an end product.
The focus will be on local foods, clean water, energy, outdoor recreation and green spaces, waste and recycling and transportation.
The summit will have presentations from: Bluegrass Greensource; Louisville Sustainability Council; Green Umbrella in Cincinnati; Bluegrass Earth, which is focusing on Earth Day and Earth Month 2015; Bluegrass Bike Hike Horseback Trails and Kentucky River Water Trails Alliances; Kentucky Sustainable Business Council; Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium; Empower Lexington/Green Infrastructure; and the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council.
After presentations attendees will be asked to provide feedback on the following questions: What are other green and sustainable initiatives and organizations in your community and central Kentucky; what issues are facing the region and the Commonwealth that impact sustainability; and what programs would improve our local environment?
“We are so excited about hosting this event because we believe this is the beginning of the creation of an important initiative in central Kentucky that will aggregate the strength of many passionate people and organizations that want to conserve and protect our environment,” Bobby Clark of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Greenvision Initiative said. “Louisville and Cincinnati have launched sustainability organizations that have grown rapidly through citizen involvement and growing awareness. We need to do the same thing in central Kentucky and collaborate with the others on statewide and larger regional opportunities.”