2022 Sustainability Summit

The Eighth Annual Sustainability Summit will be a one-day virtual event to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: 9:00am-3:30pm on Friday, January 28, 2022. Please click here to download a print version of the 2022 Call for Presentations.
The Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit 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 practices.
Call for Presentations
We are seeking Summit presentations that support the theme “Creating Resilient Communities: Responding to Climate Change through Individual and Collective Actions.” The 2022 Summit will take place in real-time using ACF's secure virtual meeting system and will have four one-hour sessions which include Q/A. 
All presentations should include 1-3 actionable items that attendees can implement at their business, organization, agency, school, or home. Preference will be given to presentations that feature local or regional initiatives, research, and projects.  
2022 Session Categories
  • Regenerative/Resilient Planning and Design
  • Ecological Restoration/Climate Adaptation
  • Governmental/Business Initiatives
  • Grassroots Community Action 
Click here to start the 2022 Sustainability Summit presentation proposal application process.
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at midnight.
  • Decision Notification: Friday, November 19, 2021.
Questions about the 2022 Sustainability Summit or would like to become a sponsor?
Please contact ACF Executive Director Mark Berte: mberte@joinACF.org OR (251) 990-6002.
Thank you again 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