Join us on Maui in July 2018

to learn the Top 50 Best Practices

Welcome to the Sustainability Summit 2018!

The Sustainability Summit 2018 is a conference for sustainability professionals, government workers, green entrepreneurs, citizen activists, and NGO executives. These Eco professionals are gathering in Maui, Hawaii from July 9-13, 2018 to hear top international speakers and share Best Practices from leading sustainable communities around the globe. The true name of the conference could be the Sustainability “Solutions” Summit 2018.

While “Solutions” is not in our official title, it truly is our middle name. By learning about and sharing proven programs to shift our local cultures to “substantially demonstrated” sustainable communities, we can make this crucial shift faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. You will leave the Summit 2018 with a starting template for a Sustainability Action Plan. This plan is designed to help your team accelerate the time frame for your shift to sustainability in 10 years or less.

The Summit 2018 is sponsored by the Go Green Culture Foundation, an IRS certified 501(C)3 charitable trust foundation. Summit registrations are donations to the foundation and are therefore tax deductible.

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Where? When?

The conference will be hosted on Maui, Hawaii the week of July 9-13, 2018.

Why Maui, Hawaii?

Hawaii is a tropical paradise, but it is also a place with an accelerating need to achieve sustainability within the coming 10 years. Hawaii has been called a “post card from the future” in that we, as the most isolated population center in the world, have the highest utility costs and the highest gasoline costs in the US, along with severe challenges in the arenas of food security and ecological degradation.  Hawaii is one of the leading regions for sustainability action because our very existence within the coming decade depends upon it.

The state of Hawaii recently became the first state in the US to mandate by law the shift of all utility energy to 100% renewable energy within 30 years.

Welcome to a challenged paradise in transformation; your delegate will learn from our challenges and progress. And, if delegates get to take some time in between sessions to walk the beach, enjoy our tropical Maui weather, and swim in the gorgeous blue-green Pacific ocean, all the better!

Speaker List - Sustainability Summit 2018

Several speakers have tentatively accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses at the Go Green Sustainability Summit 2018 !

Van Jones

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Invited but not yet confirmed

Van Jones is an environmental & social justice advocate, author of The Green Collar Economy, a frequent commentator on CNN, and an international speaker on advancement of green collar jobs and on where we need to go as nation to attain an economically secure and socially just green future.

Bill McKibben

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Invited but not yet confirmed

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impacts of global warming and fossil fuels. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org. He has authored a dozen books on the environment, including his first The End of Nature in 1989.

Sadhu Johnston

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Invited but not yet confirmed

Sadhu Johnston, author of The Guide to Greening Cities, has been the Sustainability Director for groundbreaking programs in greening major cities like Chicago, Seattle, and currently Vancouver, British Columbia. He was recently promoted from City Sustainability Director to City Manager, heralding the message that leadership and innovation in cost-effective sustainability programs is what it takes to go to the top echelons of city government.

Alika Atay

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Alika Atay is an Hawaiian cultural leader and educator in the areas of organic farming, natural Korean farming methods, agricultural pedagogy, and native wisdom for guiding the shift to safe organic farming and local food systems for Hawaii and the world. Alika is an executive in Hawaii Farmer's Union United and a cofounder of Maui's modern Makahiki festival.

Gerry Dameron

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Gerry Dameron is one of the Maui based moderators for the Sustainability Summit 2018. The current Executive Director of the Go Green Culture Foundation, Gerry has been an eco entrepreneur for over 30 years, having grown or launched multi-million dollar green businesses in the areas of solar energy, wind power, energy engineering, electric vehicle manufacturing, electric fast charging, and Green Business consulting. Gerry brings his message of enthusiasm for sustainability and future expansion of the green business new world-wide.

FAQs on the Summit 2018

Who should attend?

Sustainability managers and representatives from towns, cities, and counties as well as forward-thinking corporate leaders, government officials, sustainability activists, green entrepreneurs, and NGO executives who want to learn about proven and demonstrated projects, programs, and strategies for sustainability should attend the Sustainability Summit 2018. If you want to save time and money, while reducing risk on your region’s future sustainability investments, this is the summit for you.

When? July 9-13, 2018

Daily seminars and events will be held July 9-13, 2018.

Why Should We Send a Delegate to Attend the Summit 2018?

Your delegate can learn strategies and programs to move your community confidently and cost-effectively in the direction of enduring sustainability. The leading sustainable communities of today will become the economic and ecological leaders of tomorrow. Time is of the essence. Delaying the launch of a smart Go Green Sustainability Action Plan this coming year, could result in higher costs and harsher challenges in the future.

What will we learn?

Delegates will be learning from experts and collaborating with their peers on sustainability success strategies and Best Practices to bring back home to your community. This will save your community wasted energy, time and money.

What are the tangible results delegates will achieve by attending the Go Green Sustainability Summit 2018?

Result 1:  KNOWLEDGE AND INSPIRATION 

Delegates will get to hear renowned international speakers discuss proven solutions and what is already working in the local/regional sustainability movement. Your delegate’s attendance at the summit could save your organization tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars by reducing your risk and costs in future sustainability projects.

Result 2: COLLABORATE FOR ACCELERATED SUCCESS 

It’s time to share sustainability success stories from our own regions, as well as successes we have heard of or read about, to contribute to a growing archive of sustainability knowledge. Through collaboration and the sharing of demonstrated Best Practices, we accelerate all of our timelines for attaining local community sustainability. When you send in a one-page (or longer) write up, or a video of any length, your organization becomes eligible to be chosen for a Go Green Heroes Award. Some of your videos will be shared at the Summit’s SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS Movie Night.

Invitation to action: Submit a sustainability success story (video or write up) to Go Green Culture and help us to build the archive of Best Practices. Submissions are due by March 31, 2018.

Result 3:  TOP 50 BEST PRACTICES.  

Bring back to your community the Top 50 Best Practices of Sustainable Communities to serve as a valuable reference catalog of proven projects and programs. Your community can reduce cost and risk by learning what is already working and can then implement future projects with greater assurance and confidence. By attending, your organization will also become a Member of the Go Green Culture Foundation, affording you full access to all the future archives and program templates that will be hosted on the Go Green Culture website. All our reference materials are updated periodically.

Result 4:  TEN YEAR SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN.

When you attend the 2018 Summit, you will bring back a beginning template for a Sustainability Action Plan that can be adapted and customized to your town, county or organization to more confidently and cost-effectively move your community to sustainability within a 10-year time frame. Do not wait. Every year you delay attending, you are missing out on tips that can save your community valuable time and money.

Result 5:  Leadership.  

Make your community both a learner and a leader by participating in this dynamic summit with hundreds of other talented and knowledgeable sustainability professionals. Put your community on the global sustainability leadership map by sharing your research, knowledge, and wisdom with other forward-reaching communities from across North America and from around the world.

Why Maui, Hawaii?

Hawaii is a tropical paradise, but it is also a place with an accelerating need to achieve sustainability within the coming 10 years. Hawaii has been called a “post card from the future” in that we, as the most isolated population center in the world, have the highest utility costs and the highest gasoline costs in the US, along with severe challenges in the arenas of food security and ecological degradation.  Hawaii is one of the leading regions for sustainability action because our very existence within the coming 10 to 20 years depends upon it.

The state of Hawaii recently became the first state in the US to mandate by law the shift of all utility energy to 100% renewable energy within 30 years.

Welcome to a challenged paradise in transformation; your delegate will learn from our challenges and progress. And, if delegates get to take some time in between sessions to walk the beach, enjoy our tropical Maui weather, and swim in the gorgeous blue-green Pacific ocean, all the better!

BE A GREEN HERO> SUBMIT A SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS STORY

Send us a one-page essay (or longer), or a video (of any length), sharing a sustainability success story from your region or state – or from anywhere around the world. By doing so, you will become eligible to potentially receive a Green Hero Award on behalf of your town, city, county, company, or NGO team.  Please submit your entries to the info@gogreenculture.org address prior to March 31,2018.  Those submitting videos explaining successful sustainability projects will be screened for possible inclusion in the conference SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESS Movie Night.  On that night, we will be showing Youtube videos and films about proven sustainable strategies, projects, and programs.  You may also be chosen to be added to the Go Green Sustainable Communities Best Practices video section on our web site.

How Can We Get Early Registration Discounts?

See the table below to see the substantive discounts for delegates who can register early for the conference.  The earlier registrations will be eligible to make a reservation for the hotel rooms at the Marriot Wailea.  Overflow rooms will be available at the Grand Wailea, the Four Seasons, and other Wailea hotels.  If you wish for us to help you arrange to share a room with another delegate (double occupancy, two beds), send us a note to that effect at info@GoGreenCulture.org.

3 Ways to Register>

On Line Registration:   Click the Registration Buttons Below

By Phone:  (808) 298-0889

By Mail:   Sustainability Summit 2018, PO Box 881121, Pukalani, HI   96788 

Can Our Organization Sponsor One of The Summit 2018 Events?

Sponsorships Available

$25,000 Emerald Green

$10,000 Forest Green

$5,000 Racing Green

$2,500 Lime Green

Email us at info@GoGreenCulture.org to request a phone call consultation on the 14 different sponsorship openings for the Sustainability Summit 2018.

How can we participate in The Summit by Live Streaming?

It’s not a week in Hawaii, but it’s the next best thing.  If you can’t afford to send a delegate to Maui this coming summer, click below. Full participation in the Summit via live streaming is only $500 for all the employees in your office location. Click on the Live Streaming button below to register your office now.

Tropical Dress Code

palm treeDelegates are encouraged to dress in Aloha wear or in casual and comfortable summer clothing.  Temperatures here in south Maui are usually in the 76 to 98 degree (F) range in July and the Summit is organized to provide a relaxed, casual, and enjoyable atmosphere for our delegates. Be forewarned that our Hawaiian delegates will tease you mercilessly if you show up in typical mainland dress suits!

Accommodations

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Countdown to the 2018 Sustainability Summit 

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Show the table below to your boss for early discounts you can take advantage of today.

Register today by clicking on the button underneath the table that corresponds with your vocational category. Register early for the best discounted prices. See the dates and discounting below.

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The Summit is a not-for-profit event sponsored by the Go Green Culture Foundation.  Registrations are donations to the foundation’s general fund and future endowment fund and are tax deductible.