2021 Sustainability Summit

Click here to download a PDF version of this 2021 Sustainability Summit Call for Presentations information.


If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click here.

The Seventh Annual Sustainability Summit will be a two-day virtual event to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:


  • Thursday, January 28, 2021   1:00pm-5:00pm

  • Friday, January 29, 2021        9:00am-3:00pm


Background The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation. One of our initiatives is the Green Coast Council (GCC), a forum for business and industry leaders who practice and promote environmental sustainability principles. Each year, the GCC convenes a Sustainability Summit to encourage people in the private, public, and social sectors to understand the economic and environmental benefits of using sustainable and resilient business practices.


Call for Presentations We are seeking summit presentations that support the theme “Creating Resilient Communities: Intersections of Ecology, Equity, and Human Health.” The 2021 Summit will take place in real-time using ACF's secure virtual meeting system and will have two keynote speakers and five one-hour sessions which include Q/A. Preference will be given to presentations that feature local or regional initiatives, research, and projects. All presentations should include 1-3 actionable items that attendees can implement at their business, organization, or home.


Session Categories

  • Regenerative/Resilient Planning and Design

  • Business Practices/Economic Initiatives

  • Ecological Restoration/Climate Adaptation

  • Local Government Initiatives

  • Grassroots Community Action


To submit your proposal to present during the 2021 Sustainability Summit, please click here.



  • Proposal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2020, 12:00am CT

  • Decision Notification: November 20, 2020, 5:00pm CT

Questions? Please contact ACF Coastal Relations Coordinator Toni Thomason: tthomason@joinACF.org OR (251) 990-6002.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Summit or another ACF program,

please let ACF Executive Director Mark Berte know: mberte@joinACF.org

Since 1993, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) has worked to promote a culture where environmental decisions are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, the dissemination of factual information, and the engagement of government, industry and citizens to find solutions to Alabama's coastal environmental challenges. We bring that vision into reality through our inclusive environmental stewardship approach.

ACF makes it easy for you to connect to your coast! Keep up to date on events and opportunities to improve and protect Alabama's precious coastal environment.

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