2021 Sustainability Summit
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.
Regenerative/Resilient Planning and Design
Business Practices/Economic Initiatives
Ecological Restoration/Climate Adaptation
Local Government Initiatives
Grassroots Community Action
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 16, 2020, 5:00pm 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