Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The 3i Summit 2012 in Ottawa (Event)

If you are someone who wants to innovate, interact, and initiate the kind of change that will advance environmental sustainability in Ottawa, then the 3i Summit 2012 is for you. The 2012 3i Summit on Sustainability is a unique process, this kind of event has never happened before! This is the first time where multiple sectors are coming together to collaborate and take action to create a more environmentally sustainable Ottawa. Leaders and change agents in their field are invited to step forward and champion initiatives.
The 2012 3i Summit program will be both outcome-oriented and stimulating:

Inspiration from catalyst leaders: Moe Garahan, Executive Director of Ottawa’s Just Food, Stephen Guilbeault, Founder of Québec’s Equiterre and Tom Heintzman, Co-founder of Bullfrog Power.

Working sessions to develop sustainability initiatives including: a stronger resource fund for environment initiatives; and tapping into pools of leaders and mentors that can support new community greening projects, and eco-business ventures.

Cross-sector networking, and a cultural celebration of the community’s accomplishments, the Sustainability Soirée with David Chernushenko as honorary guest.  

About 3i Summit:

Through partnerships and collaboration, the 2012 3i Summit on Sustainability: Collaborating for Action will seek to achieve 3 Outcomes: Innovate to build a Stronger Sustainability Infrastructure for Ottawa by enhancing the resource base, talent pool, action tools, sustainability strategies, local leadership and outreach/social marketing capacity across the community. Interact through new or expanded Environmental Sustainability Forums to strengthen cross-sectoral ties and relationships . Initiate a set of Targeted Community-Impact Projects that substantively enhance Ottawa’s capacity to bring about a more vibrant, resilient and ecologically positive future. 4 idea Salons have already taken place and an Online Salon platform using Ideavibes crowdsourcing, continued to the end of March, 2012. Building on the momentum and ideas from the Salons, the 3i Summit gathering of approximately 200 participants will take place on May 4 & 5, 2012 at Dow’s Lake Pavilion to be inspired and take action toward on our desired outcomes.

For more information or to register click here.

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