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2018 Sustainability Summit

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Networking – USA Student Center: Ballroom 

9:00 – 9:45 Opening Session: Ballroom 

Greetings: Dr. Tony Waldrop, University of South Alabama, President
Welcome and Introduction of Opening Speaker: Paulette Doggett, Green Coast Council Chair
Keynote Speaker: John Anderson Lanier, Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation

9:45 – 10:45 Plenary Session 1 – Sustainable Business Practices for the Triple Bottom Line: Ballroom 

Moderator: Mark Berte, Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF)
Panelists: John Anderson Lanier; Jennifer Denson, Partners for Environmental Progress; and, Greg Montgomery, Clean Source Capital and the SAVES Green Community Program Platform

10:45 – 11:00 Break 

11:00 – 12:00 First Concurrent Sessions (Program details.) 

12:00 – 1:00 Sustainability Summit Luncheon/ACF Annual Meeting: Ballroom 

Welcome and Presentation of the 2017 Lifetime of Conservation Achievement Award: Susan Pruet, ACF Board President
Remarks from the Lifetime of Conservation Achievement Awardee: Ann Bedsole

1:00 – 1:15 Break 

1:15 – 2:15 Second Concurrent Sessions (Program details

2:15 – 2:30 Break 

2:30 – 3:30 Plenary Session 2 – Eco-Tourism and Other Sustainable Eco-Economic Enterprises: Terrace 

Moderator: Walter Ernest, Pelican Coast Conservancy
Panelists: Chandra Wright, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium; David Clark, Visit Mobile; and, Gabriel Denton, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network.

3:30 Conclude the 2017 Sustainability Summit. 

2018 Sustainability Summit Workshop

Friday, January 26, 2018
University of South Alabama Student Center

The goal of the Summit is to encourage leaders in the private, public, and social sectors to understand the economic and environmental benefits of using sustainable business practices