Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change Early Bird Discount Ends Friday, September 29

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The Sustainability Symposium thought leadership event, co-hosted by Green Builder Media and the City of Orlando, promises to be extraordinary, with world-class speakers including Paul Hawken, Jeremy Rifkin, and Governor Martin O’Malley.

2018 Sustainability Symposium

Green Builder Media, Mayor Dyer, and the City of Orlando are joining forces to host the Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change, planned for January 8, 2018 at the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida.

The event will directly and honestly confront the reality of climate change—the challenge of our generation, and the opportunity of a lifetime.

With battering hurricanes and raging wildfires from coast to coast, it has become clear that playing the long-game relative to climate action is no longer a viable solution. It’s much too late to be conservative.    

The blueprint for a sustainable future is unmistakable: transition to 100% renewable energy and non-polluting vehicles, eliminate the burning of fossil fuels for fuel and energy uses, mandate resiliency and efficiency in homes and buildings, place a tax on carbon and other pollutants, remain wholly committed to the Paris Agreement, facilitate business practices that lead to emissions drawdown and environmental regeneration, and ramp up public education.

The Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change will delve into these vital topics, offering bold ideas for meaningful action.    

Our world-class line up of speakers will provide real-life information from projects they are spearheading in the areas of smart cities, renewable energy, advanced technologies, intelligent water, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from genuine Champions of Change, including:

  • Paul Hawken—considered to be one of the fathers of the sustainability movement, Hawken’s most recent book, Drawdown, offers a comprehensive plan for reversing global warming with specific solutions for tackling climate change.
  • Jeremy Rifkin—economist, futurist, and author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Third Industrial Revolution, Rifkin is working with leaders in the U.S., European Union, and China to implement comprehensive local and national sustainability plans to mitigate climate change. Rifkin believes that buildings are the key to transforming our current energy and economic paradigm—he considers them to be the ‘nodes’ for smart technology, connectivity, and renewable energy.
  • Governor Martin O’Malley—back for a second appearance, O’Malley will unveil his innovative plan for taking the U.S. 100% renewable by 2050.

If you’d like to take part in developing an actionable plan for developing smart, clean, efficient, and resilient solutions, please join Green Builder Media and the City of Orlando, along with visionary sponsors Ingersoll Rand, Emerson, and OUC as well as key industry groups RESNET, International Code Council, USGBC Florida, Florida Green Building Coalition, and the National Association of Real Estate Editors, for this groundbreaking event.

The Early Bird discount ends this Friday, so visit to register today! Enter the code EarlyBird to receive a $100 discount.

Want to learn more about attending or sponsoring the Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change? Contact Sara Gutterman at sara.gutterman(at) for more information.

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