Sustainability Summit Focused on Partnerships and Goals




The 2018 Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Sustainability Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 9,. at Richland College. Partnerships help cement relationships and cooperative efforts to reach sustainability goals in schools, businesses and communities. The keynote speakers are Marianella Franklin, chief sustainability officer for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting.

Breakout sessions include Climate Leadership in Higher Education; The Impact of Our Food; Why an Energy Master Plan?; Sustainability in Dallas: What Is the City Doing?; Wildlife in DFW; State of the State: Aquatic Invasive Vegetation; U.S. Water Services; 21st-Century Policing: Building Communities of Trust; Richland College Sustainability Program Model; Lake Clean-Up; Recycle/Waste; Texas Trees Foundation Campus Tree Farm Education Center Tour; and others.

Georgeann Moss, district executive director of sustainability and outreach initiatives, says, “As DCCCD moves forward with its goals for sustainability, inspired by 17 guidelines suggested by the United Nations, we want to focus on partnerships.”

Admission is free. Location: 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas. For more information and to register by Nov. 5, visit dcccd.edu/SustainabilitySummit.

 

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