Sustain Dane Summit

Join us for the 12th annual Sustain Dane Summit on Thursday, December 3, 2020. 

This year our theme is Decade to Deliver. 2020 is the beginning of a decade where we must accelerate our actions to deliver results on holistic sustainability: a healthy environment, a just economy, and social wellbeing for all. Our program of meaningful speakers and conversations with participants will focus on global solutions and local actions we can take to create a more thriving, equitable, and resilient community.

Post-event recordings will be provided to registrants. Re-watch your favorite sessions and share with your professional and personal networks to spread impact!

Program Overview

Decade for Drawdown Keynote

Crystal Chissell | Senior Director, Partnerships at Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Crystal’s presentation will include:

  • Drawdown’s 2020 update on their body of research that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
  • Stories about implementation of solutions from communities around the world.
  • Her personal experience with social justice and equity in the climate movement.
  • Discussion among participants about actions in our sphere of influence in a post-keynote workshop.

Delivering on Climate, Health & Equity in Our Region

This moderated panel of local leaders will discuss the intersection of climate, health, and equity and share how their work is shaping a thriving and resilient community for all in the decade ahead.

Connect to Your Community

Participate in a welcoming and enjoyable networking session with other Summit attendees. We will have some activities and prizes to support building new relationships and strengthening existing ones. This networking time will foster meaningful and fun connections. Feel free to come and go, as you’re available.

Accelerate Sustainability Showcase

Over 40 local business and organization leaders participated in our Accelerate Sustainability Workshop in 2020. In this session, Sustain Dane will provide a summary of the program and then Tribe 9 Foods, Emmi Roth, Dane County Waste & RenewablesWilly Street Co-op, and Select Specialty Hospital will share their sustainability success stories and advice for other organizations on a sustainability journey. The showcase will premiere live and have the opportunity for conversation and Q&A. 

Live Forward Awards

Join us to celebrate the 2020 Live Forward Awards. The Live Forward Awards celebrate changemakers dedicated to creating a community based on holistic sustainability: a healthy environment, a just economy, and equity & social wellbeing for all. The awards will premiere live with the opportunity for conversation and Q&A.


Why Sponsor

  • Elevate your organization’s commitment to sustainability in Dane County
  • Participate in meaningful learning, networking, and professional development
  • Gain business development as a leader in corporate social responsibility
  • Be visible through extensive marketing, press releases, and online promotions

Sponsorship Levels

Next Steps for Sponsorship

Email Lucia Hunt at to discuss your desired sponsorship level and/or create a personalized sponsorship for your organization. For maximum recognition, secure sponsorship by September 1, 2020, and for program recognition, secure sponsorship by November 1, 2020.

Past Sustain Dane Summit Highlights


Thank you to the Summit 2020 Sponsors

Interested in supporting the Summit? Contact

Reynolds Transfer & Storage, Inc.
Evjue Foundation - The Cap Times

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

American Family Insurance

Associated Housewrights

Barnes Inc.


CG Schmidt Inc

Clean Lakes Alliance

Clean Wisconsin

City of Middleton

City of Sun Prairie

Coldwell Banker Success

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Curbside Composter

Dane County Youth Environmental Committee

Dane Buy Local

Dean Health Plan

Delta Beer Lab

Design Engineers

designCraft Advertising

Destination Madison

Downtown Madison, Inc.

Envest Microfinance

Eppstein Uhen Architects

EQT by Design

EZ Office Products

Festival Foods

First United Methodist Church

Flad Architects

Focus on Energy


Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

Henry Vilas Zoo

Hoffman Manufacturing Corp

Integrated Environmental Solutions

Latino Chamber of Commerce

Madison Area Technical College

Madison Children’s Museum

Madison Home Guides at Keller Williams

Madison Network of Black Professionals

Madison No Fear Dentistry

McFarland United Christ of Church

Miron Construction Co., Inc

Monona East Side Business Alliance

Monona Terrace Convention Center

Morgridge Center for Public Service

Morgridge Institute for Research

Movin’ Out, Inc


RENEW Wisconsin

Research Products Corporation

Revolve Promotions


Select Specialty Hospital

Short Stack Eatery


Smith Group

State Bank of Cross Plains

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Strang, Inc.

Summit Credit Union

TDS Custom Construction, Inc.

Tribe 9 Foods

Uniek, Inc.

Village of McFarland

Walkner Condon Financial Advisors


Wegner LLP

Willy Street Coop

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Wisconsin Environmental Initiative

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Madison

YWCA Madison

Zing Collaborative