Orlando Florida Mayor Buddy Dyer, Green Builder Media, and the RESNET are joining forces again to co-host the Sustainability Symposium: Champions of Change, scheduled for January 8, 2018 at the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida. Our second annual thought-leadership summit promises to be extraordinary. The event will directly and honestly confront the reality of climate change—the challenge of our generation, and the opportunity of a lifetime. We invite you to join us for this pioneering event, as we develop concrete plans, specific strategies, and real solutions that will pave the way to a clean economy. We already have some of the brightest minds in sustainability confirmed to share real-life information from projects they are spearheading in the areas of smart cities, renewable energy, advanced technologies, intelligent water, and more. This list of genuine Champions of Change, include: Paul Hawken—considered to be one of the fathers of the sustainability movement, Hawken’s most recent book, Drawdown, offers a comprehensive plan for reversing global warming with specific solutions for tackling climate change. Jeremy Rifkin—economist, futurist, and author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Third Industrial Revolution, Rifkin is working with leaders in the U.S., European Union, and China to implement comprehensive local and national sustainability plans to mitigate climate change. Rifkin believes that homes and buildings are the key to transforming our current energy and economic paradigm—he considers them to be the ‘nodes’ for smart technology, connectivity, and renewable energy. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley—back for a second appearance, O’Malley will unveil his innovative plan for taking the U.S. 100% renewable by 2050. We’ll also present Green Builder Media’s pioneering and proprietary market intelligence from our COGNITION Smart Data platform about smart cities, smart home technology, building products, solar, and intelligent water—information that you won’t find anywhere else. Click on Sustainability Symposium 2018: Champions of Change. Space is limited, to be sure to reserve your seat today! Members of the RESNET network can receive a $100 discount: use the code GBMFriends when registering.