Katharine Hayhoe to Speak at Summit on Sustainability - Early Bird Deadline Approaching

    September 21, 2020

    Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters, has been announced as the keynote speaker on the second day of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s annual Summit on Sustainability taking place Oct. 15-16.

    Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

    Hayhoe is a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, the United Nations Champion of the Earth award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, and FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders.

    She is currently the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois, and she has been awarded honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Victoria University at the University of Toronto.

    The Summit on Sustainability – being held virtually this year in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission – is MORPC’s annual environmental conference, bringing together hundreds of community leaders to explore and share sustainable ideas, and to celebrate individual and collaborative sustainability efforts with the Regional Sustainability Awards.

    Registration is open, and the early bird deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

    The 2020 Summit on Sustainability theme will be, “Resilient. Adaptable. Bold.” It will focus on having the willingness and perseverance to put sustainable solutions into action in our everyday lives.

    The summit will allow for a closer look at best practices across both the Central Ohio and the Atlanta regions – bringing in top-notch speakers to share stories and ideas related to sustainability and allowing those in each region to learn from one another. Topics will relate to everything from air and water quality to energy, mobility, development, and the current political environment.

    If your organization is interested in being a sponsor for the Summit on Sustainability, please contact Amanda McEldowney at 614.233.4112.

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