Sustainability Summit on North Texas Issues




The Dallas County Community College District seventh annual Sustainability Summit will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 3, at Cedar Valley College, with a theme of Sustainable Cities-Resilience-Environmental Justice. There will be ideas and projects focused on sustainability, green living and environmental affairs in North Texas.

The keynote speaker is Mustafa Ali, senior vice president of climate, environmental justice and community revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.

Ali joined the Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he served as the assistant associate administrator for environmental justice and senior advisor for environmental justice and community revitalization. In 2012, he launched the EPA Environmental Justice in Action blog, with more than 100,000 followers. In 2010, Ali served as the environmental justice lead for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Breakout sessions include Environmental Engineering, Walkable Communities, Urban Gardening; Senergy Sessions on Backyard Biospheres and Urban Mobility, plus workshops on sustainable development in southern Dallas and northern Ellis county.

Lcation: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaseter; For more information visit DCCCD.edu/Sustainability-Summit.

 

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