Each year, Green Umbrella, Greater Cincinnati’s regional sustainability alliance, partners with the City of Cincinnati, the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, Hamilton County Planning and Development and the Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council, to present this daylong conference that shares the latest ideas and best practices in environmental sustainability at the regional level.

Join us for the 2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit - the region's premiere sustainability conference! 

The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together businesses, government representatives, experts, non-profits and ordinary citizens committed to building a more environmentally sustainable and economically vibrant region.


Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability by facilitating thoughtful discussion, sharing best practices, celebrating the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identifying areas for future regional collaboration.


This year, the summit will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Xavier University Cintas Center.

In 2020, we are excited to explore the theme “Cities of the Future: Becoming a Regenerative Region.” Collectively, we will imagine how cities can become regenerative hubs that enhance rather than deplete our natural resources, promote a vibrant, resilient built environment and support healthy, equitable communities. By examining innovative strategies to link rural, urban and suburban communities, we can identify new opportunities to build regions that are both socially and environmentally resilient.

Sub themes of the Summit include:

  • Sustainable Built Environment: Energy, Water & Waste Management

  • Vibrant Landscapes: Water, Land Management & Natural Resources

  • Connecting the Region: Transportation, Food Systems & Circular Economies

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Sustainability

  • Collective Impact in Sustainability

  • Advancing Sustainability through Legislative or Institutional Policy Change


Who Attends the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit?


From Fortune 500 powerhouses to innovative small businesses, government agencies, academia and NGOs, this event brings together today’s regional visionaries, sustainability directors, leading green companies, small business enterprises and passionate individuals. Attendees are interested in and committed to becoming more sustainable, while solving some of the region’s toughest environmental problems and creating a positive economic impact.

Taking part in this event as a sponsor means reaching a diverse and dynamic collection of individuals committed to making the region more environmentally and economically sustainable. We offer multiple ways to become involved and support the 2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit -- as a sponsor, an exhibitor or both. Please review our 2020 Sponsorship Package to find the best option for you and your organization.

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