June 15, 2019 | UNCC Center City


The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) and Sustain Charlotte will partner again in 2019 on the Charlotte Sustainability Summit!

Join us for a full day of workshops and discussions led by experts on a variety of sustainability issues including water, food, transportation, land conservation, greenways and parks, air quality, and affordable and equitable housing.

Attendees will learn how individuals and communities can make more sustainable choices that improve health, advance equity, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The goal of the Summit is to highlight the impact of collaborative efforts in advancing sustainability in Charlotte.

Ray McKinnon
Keynote speaker Ray McKinnon

We are honored this year to have Ray McKinnon as our keynote speaker. Ray currently serves as the Senior Pastor at South Tryon Community United Methodist Church in Charlotte. He is passionate about community advocacy—particularly surrounding affordable housing, criminal justice reform, upward mobility, and equity (racial, gender, sexuality). He doesn’t cede faith to the most excluding and judgemental among us.

Ray is a member of the Charlotte Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, a member of the Leading on Opportunity Council, Co-Founder of New South Progressives, President of the South Tryon Community Development Corporation, Co-Vicechair of the Justice and Reconciliation Team of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (WNCCUMC), WNCCUMC Peace with Justice Coordinator, a Committeeman at the Democratic National Committee, a member of the State Executive Council for the North Carolina Democratic Party, Past President of Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County, among other leadership roles.


The 2019 schedule has been announced! Click here to see the full schedule. Get your tickets here!

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