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MORPC Announces Keynote Luncheon Speakers for Summit on Sustainability

August 11, 2016

Food is essential to our lives. It keeps us and our economy going.  Food preparation and consumption it different, it is an experience.

The Summit on Sustainability is MORPC’s signature environmental conference and this year’s luncheon will feature local food entrepreneurs in a Pecha Kucha style format. The speakers will inform you on sustainable practices related to food production, sourcing, processing, packaging, and distribution.

Each speaker will have 6 minutes to share with you a unique aspect of their business related to the local food supply chain. You will feel inspired, invigorated, and invested to be part of the sustainable local food movement.

This year's dynamic keynote luncheon features the following speakers:

  • Tom Pendrey: Chief Operating Officer, Donatos
  • Abed Al Shahal: Co-Director Columbus Growing Collective
  • Bryn Bird: Director, Canal Market District
  • Glen Courtright: President and Founder, EnviroFlight
  • Matt Habash: Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • Ryan Lang: Co-Founder and Master Distiller, Middle West Spirits

The Summit will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Learn how you can create a more sustainable future by registering today!

The Summit brings together hundreds of community leaders to learn, share and discuss sustainable ideas and solutions. This year’s theme, Feeding Our Economy, will focus on sharing best practices that can be applied by local communities, regions, and businesses to enhance the built environment in which we live. The Green Region awards will also be presented at the Luncheon.

Contact Amanda McEldowney at 614.233.4112 with any questions regarding the Summit.