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Climate Solutions Accelerator to Convene Leaders in Rochester for the 2023 Climate Solutions Summit

April 11, 2023

Organizational leaders, community members, and climate-concerned peers and neighbors from around the region will convene on Earth Day weekend, April 21-22, 2023, for the annual Climate Solutions Summit organized by Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. Held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, the Climate Solutions Summit seeks to educate participants' on their understanding of regenerative economy principles and develop ideas for regenerative systems for food, housing, agriculture, workforce development, finance, and more, while building skills in climate action, advocacy, organizing and leadership.


“Participants will have the unique opportunity to participate in a community-wide conversation about what it will take to transition from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region,” says Abby McHugh-Grifa, Executive Director of the Climate Solutions Accelerator. “Together, we will learn, strategize and advocate for actions that transform our region’s ‘business-as-usual’ practices for the benefit of both people and the planet.”


The summit includes two days of presentations and panel discussions that will explore what regenerative economy principles look like in practice, including keynote presentations by Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations and co-founder of the nonprofit The Week, and Amanda Janoo, Economics & Policy Lead at Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAII). A Regenerative Economy Career and Opportunities Fair will be held during the event on Saturday 4/22 from 2:30-4:00 pm to connect the public with local businesses, nonprofits and community groups about products, services, job openings, and volunteer and advocacy opportunities that advance a regenerative economy.


Day one of the Summit, “Organizations in Action”, on Friday, April 21, is geared toward leaders and representatives of organizations, businesses, and government.. Day two of the Summit, “Citizens in Action”, is open to the public on Saturday, April 22 and community members are encouraged to attend.


Visit to register, and view the event schedule,speaker profiles, and sponsorship.


About Climate Solutions Accelerator

The Climate Solutions Accelerator is an inclusive, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to create a healthier, more equitable, and environmentally sustainable community by catalyzing local efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change.

Contact: Theresa Church, Communications Manager, Climate Solutions Accelerator: or 315-406-7931


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