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 three-day conference that shares the latest ideas and best practices in environmental sustainability at the regional level.

The Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit is the region's premier sustainability conference! The Summit brings together businesses, government representatives, experts, non-profits, and residents 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 virtually, Wednesday - Friday, May 12-14, 2021.


In 2021, we are excited to explore the theme “Accelerating Action: The Path to 2030.” Collectively, we will discuss the unique role each sector plays in envisioning and creating a resilient, sustainable 2030. The year 2030 has been cited as a deadline by which the impacts of catastrophic climate change will be irreversible. But what if we imagine innovative solutions for healthier people and communities, launch green policies that lead to stronger, more resilient regions, create a built environment that lowers rather than increases our climate footprint and support a vibrant, thriving landscape? It is possible. Join us in working toward a 2030 that celebrates progress and innovation rather than doom and gloom. 

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 levels of sponsorship to become involved and support the 2021 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit. View our sponsorship package.

Green Umbrella members: $115
Non-members: $145
Students: $25