Long Island Leaders to Come Together for Eighth Annual Sustainability Conference

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Jon Kaiman to provide keynote address; Amy Hagedorn to be honored.

Farmingdale, NY - March 17, 2014 - Sustainable Long Island is thrilled to announce the Eighth Annual Sustainability Conference being held on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM at the Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park. Jon Kaiman, Special Advisor on Superstorm Sandy Relief and Chairman of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority, will provide the keynote address. Amy Hagedorn, local philanthropist and Sustainable Long Island founder, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award.
 
Sustainable Long Island’s Annual Sustainability Conference brings together Long Island’s top executives and decision makers in the business, government, and nonprofit world. Focusing on the theme of “Accomplishing More Together,” this year’s conference will be highlighted by:
  • Morning Plenary (9:00am – 10:15am): This featured plenary will delve deeper into the overall theme of the conference; how Long Island has and can accomplish more by working together. Read more…
  • Interactive Workshops (10:30am – 12:00pm): Interactive panel discussions on pressing issues with some of Long Island’s biggest names discussing “Economic Growth and Development,” “Healthy Environment, Healthy Communities,” “Seeking Equity,” and “Food Access and Availability.” Read more…
  • Sustainable Samplings Luncheon (12:00pm – 1:00pm): Featuring a taste from dozens of Long Island's premier restaurants. Restaurants from across the region will present their favorite signature dishes to the crowd during this highly anticipated and attendee-favorite networking session of the conference. Read more…
  • Keynote Speaker (1:00pm – 1:30pm): Jon Kaiman, Special Advisor on Superstorm Sandy Relief. Read more…
  • The 4th Annual “Getting It Done” Awards (1:30pm – 2:00pm): A special presentation celebrating Sustainable Long Island founder Amy Hagedorn for all that she has done to help Long Island communities become better places to live, work, and play. Read more…
Tickets are $75 for full-day access or $50 for lunch through the end of day. To register or for more information visit their webiste, call 516-873-0230, or email info@sustainableli.org. Sponsorship, advertising, exhibiting, and restaurant opportunities are still available. Student, government, and nonprofit rates are also available. Full day event is open to all press.
 
At his recent 2014 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo said it best when he emphasized that as New Yorkers “we are one.” Specifically on Long Island, this past year leaders from different industries have worked together to build upon the successes of exciting projects focusing on community revitalization, economic development, environmental health, and social justice. This action packed event will examine these collaborations, many made stronger in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and discuss how strategic partnerships have benefited.
 
About Sustainable Long Island
Sustainable Long Island is a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability through community revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, and food access initiatives. Sustainable Long Island connects public and private resources and expertise with communities that need them the most while promoting economic development, environmental health, and social equity. Sustainable Long Island is located at 399 Conklin Street, Suite 202, Farmingdale, NY 11735. For further information, call (516)-873-0230, visit sustainableli.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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