What is it?
A half-day event designed to highlight the broad spectrum of Berkeley sustainability efforts led by business, government, university, and community groups. It is a chance for professionals, activists, and interested parties to:
* be exposed to the whole range of local sustainability endeavors.
publicize their work to a broad cross-section of Berkeley leaders working on companion issues.
* develop strategic relationships with other groups/individuals.
* reinforce a broadly shared civic passion for a vital, sustainable future.
hasten the coordination of efforts that will move Berkeley toward being the most sustainable, livable city in the country.
A whirlwind of short presentations on local sustainability projects and a delicious, all-organic lunch.
The environmental movement has become quite specialized, with various groups devoting themselves to deep knowledge and activism on very particular issues. The types of groups working on sustainability issues within Berkeley have diversified. Government agencies, university offices, school districts, nonprofits, and local businesses have all joined into the shared commitment to a sustainable future. These increasingly active players are making strides on various fronts.
However, many individuals, agencies, and institutions don’t know what their peers are up to. Often, the fundamental links between sustainability issues get lost. With so many groups working different angles, a forum to share information, communicate challenges and successes, form alliances, and coalesce efforts is needed. Berkeley has long been a leader in environmental theory and practice. With the Berkleley Sustainability Summit, we can meet, eat, and begin to move forward as one.
Official Website: http://www.ecologycenter.org/summit/
Added by raines on August 12, 2006