Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium

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Join Us April 16, 2013 – 9:00AM – April 17, 2013 – 5:30PM in Washington, D.C. 

Building Public-Private Partnerships for Economic & Environmental Improvement

Many of the challenges facing the United States today are a complex mix of environmental and economic factors. The nature of these challenges means that they are often too large or expensive for a single company or government agency to solve. Working together, however, each sector brings strengths and capabilities that can be combined to create practical solutions. Public-private partnerships are a crucial catalyst for creating sustainable solutions that balance economic and environmental progress.

Companies are developing a wide array of tools, technologies, products, and services to create new markets and solve environmental problems. Cities across the country are implementing bold new visions to secure their ecological and economic futures.

BCLC’s Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium is designed to showcase outstanding examples of public-private partnerships making a difference today and help attendees make the connections necessary to create partnerships for the future. If you are working at the nexus of economic and environmental issues in the private sector, public sector, or non-government sectors, this event is for you. Let’s work together to create and implement “win-win” solutions.



  • CSR and the Future of Energy
  • Building Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Communities
  • Lessons from Leading Communities
  • Breakouts: Geographic Challenges Facing Sustainabile Systems
  • Business’ Role in the 21st Century
  • Breakouts: Current Situation and Needs in Sectors
  • Resiliency Session



Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot
Margaret Davidson, Director, Coastal Center, NOAA
Michael Schmitz, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Chris Lambe, Director, Social Responsibility, The Mosaic Company
Ed Pinero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water North America
Jeff Williams, Director, Climate Consulting, Entergy Corporation


We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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