Celebrate Sustainability Milestones, Learn from Local Scientists and Take Action!
Attend the City of St. Petersburg Sustainability Summit, Tuesday, April 4, at the Enoch Davis Center, 1118 18th Ave. S. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Presented by Mayor Kriseman and the St. Petersburg City Council
What is the Sustainability Summit?
You and your elected officials will have local climate, marine and environmental scientists presenting recent local research related to extreme weather, local flooding, sea level rise, Tampa Bay Estuary and more. An open forum of Q&A will follow. Several local organizations including Deuces Live, Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition (SUAC), Edible Peace Patch, Citizen-led St. Petersburg Sustainability Council, League of Women Voters, the Florida Solar Industries Association, Chart411-Earth Day, and more will be available to provide information and network with you about your interests, needs, and how to engage.
The city’s Offices of Education and Sustainability along with the Urban Land Institute Tampa Bay and county staff will also be available to discuss resiliency & equity for a lasting community where all citizens benefit from infrastructure and community planning investments. Make your voice heard for next steps.
Why should you participate?
Sustainability threads through many local activities including neighborhood improvements, tree plantings, local food access, education, voting rights, human rights, and so much more. This is a chance to act on behalf of the many goals and needs of the community.
–Every day is Earth Day!
–Science + Community: Citizens and local officials ask scientists questions –Visit with local organizations in one place, further engage or to let them know how your family and neighborhood could better be served –Free refreshments!
–Concurrently, the April 4 Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) South St. Petersburg meeting will be held at Enoch Davis beginning at 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Network & Visit Tables for Local Organizations & Activities
6 p.m. Welcome message from City Council and ENRS Committee Chair Darden Rice
6:05 p.m. – 7 p.m. Scientists present local updates and open forum for Q&A
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Offices of Urban Affairs, Education, and Sustainability Working Together – Mayor Kriseman & Team
7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Network & Visit Tables for Local Organizations & Activities
7:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wrap Up & Goodnight
Special thanks to your Energy, Natural Resources, & Sustainability (ENRS) Committee: Chairperson Darden Rice; Vice-Chair Steve Kornell; Council Members Karl Nurse, Ed Montanari, and Lisa Wheeler-Bowman.