Sarasota County Sustainable Communities Workshop
|Date:||Wednesday, November 10, 2021|
WSLR+Fogartyville is a Media Sponsor for this event…
Register now for the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 10!
Under a “Roots of Sustainability” theme, we’re excited to bring you this workshop as an online meeting, allowing expert speakers, panelists and audience members to join in from around the world. While we continue to develop this year’s workshop (check back here for the latest information), read on to learn what this amazing, day-long event delivered last year.
Registration fee includes access to a live, full-day workshop with expert speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities to network and connect with others.
Financial assistance is available to attend the event. Please contact SustainableSarasota@scgov.net or call 941-861-5000 to join the waiting list for sponsored (donated) tickets.
Featured speakers already committed to this informational and inspiring event, slated for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., include:
Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. Dubbed the “Robin Hood of modern times” by France 2 TV, he embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. Hewing closely to Gandhi’s philosophy of “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Rob believes that our actions really do matter and that individuals and communities have the power to improve the world around us. Learn more: www.robgreenfield.org.
Meg Lowman, called the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and the “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, is an author, explorer, scientist, arbornaut (translation: treetop explorer!), mom, and change-agent for conservation. She has devoted more than four decades to exploration and research on treetop secrets, as a global pioneer of canopy science and public science communication. Meg also directs the TREE Foundation, which built the Myakka River State Park canopy walkway, and her recent projects include creating a UNESCO world heritage forest site in Malaysia and partnering with Ethiopia’s Coptic priests to save the remaining church forests.
Tai Simpson, known as “The Storyteller” in the Indigenous language of the Nez Perce Tribe, serves as an organizer for the Indigenous Idaho Alliance and works as a Social Change Advocate with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. As an antiracism activist and community organizer, she uses contemporary and traditional Indigenous storytelling to champion radical inclusion, equity, and liberation. Notably, she has a TEDxBoise talk exploring Indigenous beliefs as the basis for empowering community.