2019 Metro KC Climate Action Coalition Summit, September 14, 8:30am-5:30pm, Overland Park, KS

  • 7 August 2019
  • Start time : 05:37 PM
  • End time : 05:37 PM
  • Event Host : Metro KC Climate Action Coalition
  • Event Location : Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, 66210, United States
Metro KC Climate Action Coalition Summit, KS
Event Description

Join the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition September 14 for the first-ever Metro KC Climate Action Summit

Internationally recognized speakers to highlight emerging trends in climate change and encourage local governments to take collective action.

Paul Hawken, internationally known environmentalist, entrepreneur, activist and author of “Drawdown” will keynote the Metro KC Climate Action Summit on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Johnson County Community College. Hosted by the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition (MKCCAC), the event will focus on emerging trends in climate resilience, celebrate regional success stories and offer expert strategies to advance climate mitigation and adaptation.

Panel discussions will include the new energy economy; the business case for climate resilience; equity and the environment; green building and efficiency; transportation; public health; local success stories; and national solutions to climate change.

Elected leaders from all levels of government, community and business leaders, municipal staff employees, academics, parents and students on both sides of the state line will benefit from the discussion at this event. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Metro KC Climate Action Coalition
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Keynote Speaker: Paul Hawken

      Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

      Hawken’s work includes founding successful, ecologically conscious businesses, writing about the impacts of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He founded Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed.

      Additional speakers in the summit's lineup include:

      Bob Berkebile, FAIA, Principal, BNIM
      Brigadier General (ret.) W. Christopher King
      U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, 3rd District of Kansas
      James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, Indiana
      Julie Lorenz, Secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation
      ...and nearly 30 others!
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Registration Deadline:
      August 31, 2019 (or until maximum capacity is reached.)

      RSVP to Attend!
  • Cost
    • $50 General Admission
      $20 Students
  • Event type
    • Conference

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