Register to attend Charlotte Sustainability Summit

arlotte Sustainability Summit
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) and Sustain Charlotte are partnering to host the 2018 Charlotte Sustainability Summit, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

This three-day summit will include presentations of student research, a film, discussions, workshops and talks that highlight the impact of collaborative efforts to advance sustainability in Charlotte.

On June 7, the film “Climate Stories N.C.” will be shown at 7 p.m. The work captures the voices of ordinary North Carolinians, farmers, hunters, beekeepers, fishermen, Christmas tree growers and others, whose lives have been affected by changes in the climate. Brian Magi from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will be among the panelists who will discuss the film; Nicole Peterson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology, will moderate.  

At 8:30 a.m., June 8, Poonam Arora, associate professor of management and marketing at Manhattan College, will present “Understanding the Role of Integrated Sustainability in Security and Prosperity.” In this talk, Arora will explore linkages between the three types of sustainability and the crucial role that businesses and decision makers have in supporting integrated sustainability.

On the summit’s final day, June 9, there will be a series of workshops and panel discussions, along with a keynote address by Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Details on how to register for each day of the summit are on the web.

INSS was created through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to UNC Charlotte in 2012, with University faculty members Nicole Peterson, Brett Tempest, Robert Boyer, Jennifer Munroe and Michael Lizotte as co-principal investigators. INSS is a global network of researchers, with its home at UNC Charlotte.