The 2014 Working on the Green Sustainability Summit presented by Mosaic offers something for everyone. From a look at sustainability efforts in the southeast US to policy opportunities in Florida regarding federal regulations to celebrating the best practices across the state. REGISTER TODAY and join us for great networking and business development opportunities.
Lunch will feature the 2014 Best Practice Awards. Nominees and finalists will be honored as the winners are presented the coveted exclusive Best Practice Award. This is a wonderful event celebrating the best of what’s happening in Florida.
When: October 8-9, 2014
- Sustainable Florida Board meeting (Wednesday 1:00 PM – invitation only)
- Florida Green School Awards Dinner (Wednesday 6:30 PM)
- Working on the Green presented by Mosaic (Thursday 8:00 AM)
- Best Practice Awards Lunch presented by Covanta Energy (Thursday 12 Noon)
- Streamsong Tour
Where: Streamsong Resort – $149 room rate (ask for Sustainable Florida rate) – call 863.428.1000
2014 – Program Agenda – NEW
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Sustainability in the Southeast – What’s Happening and What’s Next for Our Region?
Who did Vice President Al Gore call to make his home LEED certified? Tiffany Wilmot! This year we are pleased in welcome Tiffany Wilmot, President of Wilmot, Inc. who will join us to talk about her 15 years experience leading this highly successful environmental consulting firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. This should be a great look at how other states in our region are approaching the challenges and opportunities of the day. Named by the Nashville Business Journal to their list of Powerful Women, Tiffany is a USGBC LEED accredited professional, offering consulting services that allowed companies in both the public and private sectors to realize significant increases in profitability and productivity through the implementation of sound environmentally responsible business practices.
Florida’s Environment:– A Status Report
What is the state of the environment in Florida? No one better to answer that question that Sustainable Florida Board Member and Audobon Florida Executive Director Eric Draper. Audubon Florida, the state’s most effective conservation group. Audubon operates Florida’s premiere ecotourism destination at Corkscrew Sanctuary and the Center for Birds of Prey. With a professional staff of 60 Audubon Florida relies on the support of 30,000 members, 1700 volunteers, and chapters in 44 communities. Audubon conducts extensive field research and deploys citizen scientists to steward bird habitats.
Eric recently toured the state with Governor Rick Scott, who announced his plans for the next term should he be re-elected. Everglades funding from federal and state sources is growing and projects are underway to restore the River of Grass. And, there is a proposed constitutional amendment that would dedicate funds to purchase and manage conservation lands. Come find what else is happening.
Streamsong and Mosaic – Reclaiming Florida’s Heartland
Also joining us will be Callie Neslund, Public Affairs Manager for The Mosaic Company. Mosaic is the presenting sponsor of Working on the Green and has demonstrated an incredible commitment to central Florida with its reclamation of 600 acres of phosphate mining operations and creation of the stunning Streamson Resort. Callie will share the Mosaic story and what’s next for this amazing company. Attendees are also invited to join us for a tour of the property at the conclusion of the conference.
How Will Florida Plan for EPA Rules Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions – the rule proposes that Florida will have to reduce its emissions by 38%! How will Florida develop its plan and what has to be included? The panel will include Paula Cobb, Florida Department fo Environmental Protection (invited), Carl Gerhardstine, CSX Transportation, Jeremy Susac, attorney Berger Singerman and former director of the Florida Energy Office and Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.
Organic Waste – How Can We Reduce Waste and Feed People?
As Florida moves to 2020 and the goal to divert 75% of the waste stream from landfill, what can we do about organic waste. Joining us will be Sustainable Florida Chairman Michael Hewett, Environmental and Sustainability Director at Publix, Mike Shelton, Corporate Social Responsibility, Scott’s Miracle Gro, Samantha Stratton, Florida Retail Federation Foundation Director, and Mary Yeargan, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Wrapping up with the special tour of the Streamsong Resort. (optional)