Let the Adventure Begin with Leon County
Leon County to Host Sustainable Communities Summit 2017
WHO: Leon County
WHAT: Sustainable Communities Summit 2017
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street
Leon County Government invites the community to explore our backyard at the Sustainable Communities Summit 2017 on Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, 555 West Pensacola Street.
Following the success of the 2015 "Food for Us" Summit, this year's Summit will focus on the importance of Leon County's natural resources, building critical skills, and showcasing sustainable organizations and locations throughout our community. Not only will the Summit help foster the love that citizens have for our natural spaces, but will help ensure that these resources are conserved, protected, and enjoyed by future generations.
The Summit features keynote speaker Doug Alderson, who will dive into the economic, environmental, and social values of the natural areas in Leon County. The Summit will also feature a diverse panel of local outdoor adventurers who will share their experiences and some of their favorite places to go in the region.
Keeping with the momentum and energy of the day, Summit attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up for a free, guided outdoor adventure of their choice immediately following the Summit. These adventures are hosted by a variety of local community partners, and include kayaking, biking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, a children’s nature walk, and more.
Outdoor recreating is one of the most sustainable things anyone can do. It consumes minimal to no energy and connects citizens to the community. Spending more time in nature has been known to make people happier, less stressed, and better stewards of our natural resources.
To register, visit http://www.growinggreen.org/summit.
For more information, please contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .
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