Sustainability Studies Program Co-Hosts Sustainable Economy Summit, April 21

Posted on 4/17/2017 10:05:38 AM

An all-day conference to promote sustainable employment strategies in rural Pennsylvania is planned for April 21, 2017, at Rustic Lodge in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Presenters at the THRIVE Summit will include area entrepreneurs and municipal leaders, as well as experts from local universities and nonprofit organizations.

With renewable energy jobs growing faster than jobs in fossil fuels in Pennsylvania, the summit will share proven strategies for developing clean economy initiatives, including innovations in sustainable agriculture. Tools to help communities plan for sustainable development, market economic benefits, and attract funding will also be made available.

The conference is designed for municipal officials and staff of local and county governments in rural Southwestern Pennsylvania and community members, as well as university students who want to become involved in their communities. The cost is $10 (students free).

The summit is organized by a coalition of five organizations, including the League of Women Voters, the Center for Community Growth, Evergreen Conservancy, the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, and the Sustainability Studies Program at IUP.

Register online.

For more information, call 1-800-617-4253 or e-mail