Fab Planet Summit
OUT for Sustainability invites you to the first LGBTQ-focused summit on the intersection of environment, society and identities. Fab Planet is a half-day conference containing a series of panels, workshops and networking ending with a celebration reception to mark a day of exciting conversation and future action. Our intention is to spark connection among LGBTQ sustainability leaders and give visibility and language to the intersections of our diverse values.
September 13, 2014
Saturday from 1-7PM
220 & Change, Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA
220 Second Avenue South Seattle, WA 98104
* For scholarship requests or to volunteer, email Gerod Rody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fab Planet Summit Sessions
Dr. Seth Holmes, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Loren Othon, Seattle Office for Civil Rights
Alex Carr Johnson, U.S. National Parks Service
Gerod Rody (Moderator), OUT for Sustainability, Pinchot University
What is LGBTQ sustainability and what are we doing at this Summit? Open your mind and the day with a panel of forward thinkers exploring the possibilities of this intersection, the role of LGBTQ individuals, communities and future directions.
Queer and Present Danger
Rachael Stamm, Close to Home
Heron Greenesmith, Movement Advancement Project
Susan Millan, Community planning consultant
When action to prevent climate change slows, we are faced with an uncertain future. The LGBTQ community has a history of responding to disaster, but also faces a future of uncertain challenges. Prepared communities, response, vulnerability and resilience are just a few important themes explored in a discussion of a Queer and Present Danger.
Coming Out Green
Darby Hoover, Natural Resource Defense Council
Rick Sakow, Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
Laura Clise, AREVA
Brendan Cook (Moderator), OUT for Sustainability, Center for Resource Solutions
Sustainability professionals discuss their work, field experiences and thoughts on the future of LGBTQ perspectives in an increasingly accessible world as we all start to Come Out Green.
Jared Powell, Casey Trees, Washington DC
Nick Colin, Heal the Bay
Are LGBTQ people more green? Communications experts facilitate a conversation on language, tactics for mobilizing people and unique opportunities in LGBTQ messaging for Communicating Sustainability.
How do we create a thriving, aware LGBTQ community? Sustainability and community organizing experts share their experience and host a discussion on community building in a variety of environments.
Create a Green Team
Melanie Coerver, Coerver Analytics
Learn how to start a diverse, sustainable team at your company or organization. Find out that many of these leaders are LGBTQ and that environmental initiatives and social inclusion work extremely well together.
Connect with Gerod Rody to sponsor, promote or otherwise partner on Fab Planet 2014. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Traveling to Fab Planet
The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle-Broadway is offering Fab Planet attendees discounted rooms for the weekend of the summit (Friday and Saturday nights). The Silver Cloud is one of the very few hotels on Capitol Hill – the center of Seattle’s LGBT community, and a simple bus ride from the Summit venue. Please call the hotel directly at (206) 325-1400 or 1 (800) 590-1801 and give the group name Out for Sustainability or group code OUT4S ask for the group rate. Rates are $179 (standard king) and $189 (standard double queen) plus tax. Reservations must been received by August 12, 2014.