Please join the City of St. Louis and the Mayor’s Office as they welcome two urban sustainability visionaries – former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx- for St. Louis’ first ever Sustainability Summit taking place December 6 & 7.
Daley and Carter will present their experiences at the following events –
- Sustainability Summit Launch: Keynote and Reception with former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgeway Center, located at 4344 Shaw Blvd.
- Sustainability Summit Community Workshop with Majora Carter on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Missouri History Museum, located at 5700 Lindell Blvd.
Although the events are free, please register by clicking here- https://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22DWAS3WNTY
Also, if you haven’t done so already, please take the City’s sustainability survey- https://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22D9SRFE5G9
About the Featured Speakers
Mayor Richard Daley served as Chicago’s mayor from 1989 to 2011. During his tenure, Chicago planted more than 600,000 trees, constructed more than 85 miles of landscaped medians and built more than 7 million square feet of planted roofs–more than any other city in America. The Urban Land Institute lauded Daley for making the rustbelt city “more sustainable, livable, and lively.” The U.S. Green Building Council praised Daley’s “visionary and planet-changing leadership” by creating the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities and making him the first winner.
Majora Carter is producer and host of the Peabody Award winning public radio series, The Promised Land, and serves on the Boards of the US Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society. From 2001 to 2008, she was Executive Director of the non-profit she founded, Sustainable South Bronx, where she pioneered green-collar job training systems in one of the most environmentally and economically challenged parts of the US. This 2009 MacArthur Fellow is now president of her own economic consulting firm, The Majora Carter Group.