Released: May 8, 2023
Delaware County’s Office of Sustainability is hosting its 2nd Annual Sustainability Conference at Widener University from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023, with an aim to inspire, inform, and connect participants working towards a more sustainable future in Delaware County and the region.
Last year’s inaugural Sustainability Conference successfully brought together more than 150 local and regional sustainability experts and everyday “sustainability heroes” to network, discuss sustainability issues and pain points, and learn about the latest advances in zero waste, electric vehicles, urban farming, and many other everyday sustainability topics.
This year, the day-long conference has been expanded to accommodate over 300 attendees, bringing together sustainability experts and advocates, scientists, government officials, sustainability practitioners, members of the local community, and everyday sustainability heroes to hear from a variety of speakers and panelists centered around the County's six sustainability focus areas.
These six areas of focus include natural resources, energy and efficiencies, transportation, zero waste, climate resiliency, and health and wellness—all viewed through the lens of environmental justice.
The conference is free of charge, vegan, zero waste and accessible by public transit.
Residents interested in attending must register for the conference. Space is limited, so interested individuals are urged to register quickly at https://sustaindelco23.eventbrite.com. Limited space also remains for sustainability-focused organizations interested in hosting exhibition tables* at the conference to provide sustainability information, opportunities for involvement, and more.
Organizations interested in hosting an exhibition table will need to complete the online registration process, available at delcopa.gov/exhibitors, by no later than May 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition tables will be provided free-of-charge to interested organizations, as space permits. Please note, space is limited so not all applicants are guaranteed an exhibition spot. Exhibition space will include one rectangular table (6-8 feet) and two chairs. Delaware County reserves the right to accept or deny all applications at its discretion.
A complete itinerary of speakers and panelists will be shared in the coming weeks.
* Please note, product sales or solicitation of services are not permitted at exhibition tables.