In 2007, SGA and partner a5 Inc. founded GreenTown to bring public and private sector leaders together to learn, network and take action on sustainable and healthy community strategies.
We have worked with local planning partners to produce more than 15 events in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
GreenTown organizes host planning teams and broader local and regional advisory committees to develop event goals, workshop topics and speakers, and special forums.
Examples of special forums include
- mayors breakfasts
- local food and farm to school summits
- food scrap composting half-day forums
- university and college symposiums
- regional energy sessions
- watershed protection forums
- and more
GreenTown keynote speakers have included
- William McDonough
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
- Philippe Cousteau
- Terry Tamminen
- Mark Fenton
- Richard Jackson
- former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
- Greenburg, KS Mayor Bob Dixon
- Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett
- Grand Rapids, MI Mayor George Heartwell
- Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall
- and other inspiring speakers
Visit www.greentownconference.com to learn more.
Contact us to learn how to bring GreenTown to your community.
GreenTown Program Samples
2009 GreenTown Chicago Program Book
2010 GreenTown Grand Rapids Program Book
2011 GreenTown Terre Haute Program Book
2012 GreenTown Toledo-Lucas County Program Book
2013 GreenTown DuPage/Kane County Program Book
2013 GreenTown South Bend Program Book