2009 ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit

by Georges Dyer

On August 13-14, 2009, Greenland Enterprises supported Second Nature in organizing and coordinating the 3rd annual ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Chicago.

It was an amazing event with an unbelievable line-up of speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, Under Secretary of the US Dept of Education Martha Kanter, USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi, Biomimicry guru Janine Benyus, and a dialogue session facilitated by leadership and organizational learning expert Peter Senge.

Links to a full summary of the Summit, speakers presentations and press coverage is available here.

Participants also heard from Michael Kinsley of the Rocky Mountain Institute and Joe Grasso of Cornell University.  Much of the event's focus was on energy efficiency, whole-system design, and financing strategies for sustainability projects.