has announced that Suffolk County Executive will serve as the keynote speaker at the nonprofit's Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference this summer.
The event, which is June 1 at in will honor Kevin Law, president of the Long Island Association, and Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University, for their efforts as co-chairs of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.
County Executive Bellone and attendees will discuss the “Many Facets of Sustainability” and how change in the sustainability movement has affected Nassau County and Suffolk County. Previous keynote speakers include US Sen. Charles Schumer, US Rep. Steve Israel and NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Following the afternoon keynote, Sustainable Long Island will present its second annual “Getting It Done” Awards to Law and Rabinowitz for securing more than $101 million in state funding for various transformative Long Island projects.
According to the nonprofit, the "Getting It Done" awards honor those who move "beyond the talk toward implementation and move projects from paper to progress." Additional award recipients include Town of Southampton Councilwoman Bridget Fleming and former mayor of Farmingdale
Sustainable Long Island’s annual conference has attracted more than 500 leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sector each year. The year’s event will also workshops like a "Sustainable Samplings" luncheon, showcasing local restaurants from across the Island, and an exhibit hall highlighting local businesses and nonprofits.
Sustainable Long Island in Farmingdale and strives to "create a better quality of life for all Long Islanders, now and for future generations through economic development, environmental health and social equity." Residents can follow the organization on both Facebook and Twitter.