Dallas College Sustainability Summit
The Dallas College 12th annual Sustainability Summit, with a theme of Be the Change You Wish to See in the World, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 4, on the Brookhaven Campus. Notable keynote Speakers will be announced soon and The Carbon Almanac, is a sponsor of the event, which is the first in-person summit since the pandemic.
The first 500 in-person attendees will receive two free copies of The Carbon Almanac: It’s Not Too Late (one from Dallas College to keep and one from The Carbon Almanac to give away).
Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability and with tangible tools and actions that can create purposeful change. The messages heard and lessons given will leave guests inspired and encouraged. Along with keynote messages, interactive breakout sessions will offer guidance to those wanting to introduce sustainability in all areas of their lives. Breakout sessions will be repeated three times during the day.
In the Environment: Whether just beginning or already an established gardener, this is an opportunity to learn from local agriculture experts.
On Our Travels: The way we travel has a significant impact on our personal carbon footprint. Any form of transportation that uses fossil fuels contributes to climate change, and although it is impossible to eliminate traditional forms of travel, we can reduce our impact substantially by educating ourselves on sustainable alternative ways to move. A panel of travel experts will share what their organizations are doing to be more sustainable and give their recommendations on how to be an environmentally conscious traveler.
In the Home: Participants will learn how making changes in the home can contribute positively to the environment, ask questions to green building experts and take away tangible methods that will make a home or new building construction energy conscious.
With Our Wallets: Sustainable purchasing is about making sure the products and services we buy achieve value for money with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social results. In this session, learn how to use purchasing power for good.
At Work: Hear from North Texas changemakers and Dallas College on how to initiate sustainable programs and practices in an organization.
In the Community: The majority of environmental changemakers agree that the most accessible way to make a positive impact on the environment is to vote for policymakers that care about the environment. We all have the power to make an impact in the community by voting and being active, engaged citizens getting involved in the local community and democracy at all levels.
Admission is free. Location: 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch. For more information and to register, visit DallasCollege.edu/sustainabilitysummit. The event also will be livestreame.d