2023 Sustainability Summit

The Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit will be a live event from 9:00am-3:30pm on Friday, January 27 at the University of South Alabama. 

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 Strength in Partnerships: Collaborating for a Sustainable Future. The best way we can increase our resilience to the climate crisis is by building and maintaining strong partnerships across disciplines. Presentations should include examples of collaboration along with the benefits it has on our environment. All presentations should include 1-3 actionable items that exhibit collaboration across communities, businesses, educational institutions, or any other groups across public, private, or local sectors. Preference will be given to presentations that feature local or regional initiatives, research, and projects. Click here to download and share the Call for Presentations.


Session Topic Categories
• Sustainable Development

• Government/Business Initiatives

• Waste/Recycling



• Community Organizing

• Ecological Restoration/Climate



● Proposal Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at midnight.

● Decision Notification: Friday, November 18, 2022.


Questions? Please contact ACF Coastal Relations Coordinator Kristine Alford: kalford@joinACF.org OR (251) 990-6002.

We thank our 2022 Sustainability Summit Sponsors!

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