The Leon County Sustainable Communities Summit 2010, begins Thursday, May 6th and runs through Friday, May 7th.
Coordinated by the Leon County Office of Sustainability, it will be held at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center, and will address two target audiences: the producer of a local goods or service and the consumer.
There will be 30 breakout sessions, on topics will including green-label jargon, community gardens, the impact of shopping and investing locally, Gardening 101, policies and regulations of food sales, the costs and benefits of growing one’s own food, keeping collegiate talent local, small-business marketing and business success stories.
More than 40 speakers, including authors – John Robbins, heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire, and Bill McKibben, creator of 350.org; Tim Center, Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives for the Collins Center; and Nathan Ballentine, also known as "The Man in Overalls."
Two registration options are offered for this year’s summit. General registration is $45, and registration for students is $20. Both include a continental breakfast and a lunch made with organic and locally grown ingredients. To register, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Summit . Online registration ends today at 5 p.m.
For additional information, call Maggie Theriot, Leon County Sustainability Manager, at (850) 606-5380; Jon D. Brown, Leon County Public Information Officer, at (850) 606-5300; or email Sustainability@LeonCountyFL.