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Summit of Sustainability Event October 23

To be sustainable is to balance economic, environmental and social concerns, and to think about how actions today will affect future generations. In reality, it is about helping our community save energy and money, create more transportation choices, preserve clean air and bring economic prosperity in the process. This program hopes to reveal best sustainable business practices going on in our community that can be showcased for others to emulate. 

The Summit of Sustainability awards program will culminate in an awards breakfast on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at The University of Akron's Quaker Station. Registration and networking will take place from 7:30-8:00 AM and the breakfast and awards program will run from 8:00-9:00 AM.

Go online at to find more resources that will help your company/organization dive deeper into sustainable best practices or to reserve seats to the awards ceremony: Your company or organization can reserve seats for a table of eight for $250 or individual breakfast reservations for $20. Students can reserve a seat for $15.  


Keynote speaker for The Summit of Sustainability Awards 2014 is Graham Russell, a successful businessman and sustainability expert with over 20 years' experience as a CEO of small and mid-sized companies. Russell is the founder of TruPoint Advisors and a teacher and speaker on sustainability in small to mid-sized businesses. He is also an accomplished writer and has written for trade publications, as well as co-authored A Simple Path to Sustainability: Green Business Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses, which offers case studies on small businesses who have achieved success using sustainability-based strategies.







Dreamscape Makeover Update


The Dreamscape Makeover Raffle is Keep Akron Beautiful's annual fundraiser that was developed 11 years ago to help support our public land beautification program, Flowerscape. This year, for the first time ever, friends of Keep Akron Beautiful sold all 1,500 tickets to Summit County businesses or residents! KAB grossed approximately $36,000 through ticket sales to support the 33-year-old public land beautification program, Flowerscape. 

Thank you to all of our incredible vendor partners, especially our lead landscape designers, Craig Graf and Lisa Graf of Graf Growers Garden Center and Landscape Design. 

The 2014 makeover took place from August 4-8, and was being continued through the week of August 11, due to weather.


Check out all of our wonderful vendors and see the finished project by clicking this link!




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