Join Mayor Walsh, Boston residents, businesses, and community leaders on May 31st 2014 for the Greenovate Boston Community Summit! The Summit is a free, one-day event that’s all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and trainings, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services. The event will take place at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from senior officials from Mayor Walsh’s administration in order to inform the development of 2014 Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update. Through an interactive discussion, Summit participants will provide direct input into the CAP Update, providing city leaders and decision makers with feedback and ideas to make local infrastructure, businesses, and neighborhoods more sustainable and resilient.
The afternoon will include a series of workshops developed by the community. This will give attendees the chance to shape the Summit agenda and discuss key issues of interest to them. Innovation Sessions are highly interactive workshops proposed and hosted by community members and local businesses and organizations that are looking for help solving a climate or sustainability challenge. Propose or vote on a session at Engage.GreenovateBoston.org now through May 9th!
The Summit will conclude with the recognition of Boston’s sustainability leaders who are helping reach the City’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.
The Greenovate Boston Community Summit is a new way to get engaged with the City of Boston, and we want you to help shape Boston’s climate strategy for 2020 and beyond!
For further details and registration, please go to summit.greenovateboston.org. You can receive the latest updates on the conference by following the Greenovate Boston Facebook and Twitter feeds. Let your voice be heard!