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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Getting a Handle on Climate Change

Feb 28, 2020 12:38AM ● By Annalise Combs

City and regional officials, climate activists, environmental stewards and other concerned citizens will gather for the third annual North Texas Climate Change Symposium, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 3, in the Hall of State at Fair Park.

The purpose of the symposium is to educate and bring awareness to the impacts of climate change in North Texas and discuss how North Texans can address and mitigate those impacts. The keynote address, by Lt. General Russel Honoré, best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, will be A Call to Resilient Leadership, as he shares his learnings from his Katrina experience where the mayor of New Orleans likened him to John Wayne coming to their rescue.

Attendees can participate in discussions about equitable climate action planning and learn how Dallas' Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan is addressing environmental justice concerns in Dallas communities. Hear from city of Dallas elected leaders and participate in in-depth breakout sessions on climate change planning and public policy, environmental justice and equitable climate action, emission reduction in the energy and buildings sector and emission reduction in the transportation sector. Lunch will be provided.

The symposium is free with RSVP to 3939 Grand Ave., Dallas. For more information, all 214-670-1200.

 Listen to Honore’s discussion with Bernice Butler, host of Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio and Tony Keane, CEO of EarthX, about what ordinary citizens can do in their everyday lives to help drive solutions to climate change. Catch the show’s broadcast podcast at iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcast and

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