Happenings Black Sustainability Summit

Published on September 11th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Black Sustainability Summit 2023: Empowering Change and Collaboration

Get ready for a transformative event that’s set to reshape the narrative of sustainability and push us toward a more inclusive and eco-conscious future. Black Sustainability, Inc., recently announced the 8th Annual Black Sustainability Summit, happening from October 6th to October 8th, 2023, across the vibrant Metro Atlanta area. As the world’s premier gathering for sustainability practitioners of African descent, this summit continues its tradition of providing an empowering platform for education, empowerment, and collaboration.

A Stellar Lineup of Visionaries

This year, the summit is pulling out all the stops with a lineup of presenters of African descent who are set to offer fresh perspectives on harnessing resources across various sustainability disciplines. Raina Turner-Greenlea, Co-founder and Executive Director of Black Sustainability, Inc., expressed her excitement, saying, “We are excited to bring forth the 8th Annual Black Sustainability Summit! It is a powerful testament to the solutions and growing impact frontline communities have across the Global South.”

A Multifaceted Summit Experience

Over three engaging days, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with sustainability practitioners and leaders from around the world. The summit will feature hands-on workshops, impactful reports, and actionable strategies for implementing locally-driven climate and environmental solutions. It will stand as a beacon of progress and unity, with a commitment to being a zero-waste event that fosters connections and collaboration among like-minded individuals.

Summit Highlights:

Day 1 – Friday, October 6
Location: New Black Wall Street Market, Stonecrest, GA
Day one will feature insightful presentations and reports from frontline community-based organizations, all working together to develop a State of Black Sustainability Report. Attendees can also look forward to enriching networking mixers.

Day 2 – Saturday, October 7
Location: The Promised Land at Lake Sheryl, Snellville, GA
Day two promises immersive learning experiences and hands-on workshops designed for all members of the family. Plus, this day coincides with the 14th Annual Original Metro-Atlanta Collard Greens Cultural Festival in Snellville, adding cultural celebration to the educational mix.

Day 3 – Sunday, October 8
Location: Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, Chattahoochee Hills, GA
The summit will conclude with a half-day of final reports from frontline community-based organizations, along with discussions on the next steps.

Be Part of a Groundbreaking Report

This year’s Black Sustainability Summit offers attendees the chance to actively contribute to the creation of a groundbreaking State of Black Sustainability Report. This report will serve as a platform to share scalable climate solutions, addressing challenges faced by BIPOC communities. Participants will also gain insights into sustainable agricultural practices within the Black community and witness transformative efforts by local organizations and leaders dedicated to restoring and preserving our planet.

The Cause

In a move that further amplifies its impact, the annual summit is now a fundraiser for BSI. A portion of ticket purchases will go toward the RBG Impact Fund, supporting member projects, with the remaining percentage contributing to organizational capacity to bolster impactful initiatives.

Tickets Available Now

You may secure available spots as an attendee or vendor at BlackSustainabilitySummit.com

Don’t miss this transformative event that promises to reshape the sustainability narrative and drive us toward a more inclusive and sustainable future.

About Black Sustainability, Inc.

Black Sustainability, Inc. is a trailblazing organization dedicated to fostering sustainability, environmental awareness, and social equity within communities of African descent. Since its inception in 2016, the organization has consistently brought together a diverse array of professionals, enthusiasts, and organizations, fostering meaningful connections while continuously providing training and support to those disproportionately affected by environmental injustices. The ultimate goal is to solve our planet’s greatest challenges with indigenous wisdom. Black Sustainability, Inc.’s central mission is to mobilize sustainability practitioners of African descent to (re)build sustainable communities and economies that will restore balance to our planet. For more information, visit BlackSustainability.org.


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Journalist, Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and Media Consultant. Ph.D. and retired military. Member of ForbesBLK, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, and the United States Press Agency. Partner at THM Media Group. Connect with Jerry across social media @jerrydoby_

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