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Regional Convening for Sustainable Development

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$20 – $40

Join Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut for the first annual Regional Convening for Sustainable Development (RCSD). Thought leaders from around the world will discuss wide-ranging strategies for sustainable development, with regional case studies demonstrating how some of those strategies have been implemented locally. Learn how we can come together to make Connecticut a leader in community-driven sustainable development.

Convening Schedule:

9:00 am
Welcome: Adam Thatcher, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Operations, and Daphne Dixon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Live Green Connecticut

9:15 am
Video message from Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Introduction: Dr. David L. Downie, Fairfield University

9:35 am
Keynote Address: Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office
Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Academy and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

10:05 am
Panel 1: “Building Sustainability Into Our Cities,”; Introduction: Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman, New Canaan

10:30 am
Coffee Break

10:45 am
Catherine Smith, State of Connecticut Economic and Community Development
Introduction: Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Conservation Biologist at Columbia University

11:15 am
Panel 2: “The Condition of CT’s Sustainable Development Infrastructure”

11:40 am
Panel 3: “The Critical Role Businesses Play in Sustainable Development”

12:15 p.m.

1:30 pm & 3 pm
Breakout Sessions 1 and 2: Regional and Community Sustainable Development Presentations

4:20 pm
Closing Remarks

4:45 – 6 pm
Networking Reception


February 7, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$20 – $40
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