On May 25th sustainability practitioners from independent schools across the state gathered alongside experts in the field to connect, learn, and collaborate at SUSTAINnovate 2017, an event hosted by Coalesce, The Campus Sustainability Accelerator. Among the experts present were Georges Dyer of the Intentional Endowments Network, Erika Eitland from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Simca Horwitz from Mass Farm to School Project, and Wynn Calder from the National Association of Independent Schools. Impact investing, healthy buildings, sustainable food, and the state of the campus sustainability field as a whole were among the topics that practitioners engaged around. Of particular note, attendees shared about obstacles and accomplishments around sustainable investment of their school’s endowment, and strategized around ways to work with food service companies to increase the amount of local food used in campus dining halls. Directly in line with Coalesce’s mission, the purpose of the event was to generate greater connectivity in the field of campus sustainability by providing a space for practitioners to hear from experts in the field and connect with peers, share best practices in order to return to individual campuses with new resources, insights, and connections.