2021 Sustainability Summit

The Seventh Annual Sustainability Summit was a two-day virtual event that helped prevent the spread of COVID-19:


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

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


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.


Presentations at the 2021 Summit supported the theme “Creating Resilient Communities: Intersections of Ecology, Equity, and Human Health.” The Summit took place in real-time using ACF's secure virtual meeting system and  had two keynote speakers and five one-hour sessions which include time for questions. All presentations included 1-3 actionable items that attendees could implement at their business, organization, or home.


2021 Session Categories

  • Regenerative/Resilient Planning and Design

  • Business Practices/Economic Initiatives

  • Ecological Restoration/Climate Adaptation

  • Grassroots Community Action

Questions? Please contact Mark Berte at mberte@joinACF.org OR (251) 990-6002.


Thank you to all of our 2021 sponsors!

If you are interested in sponsoring a future Summit or another ACF program,

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