|Registration is now open for the eighth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Nov. 9, at Richland College! This exciting day of enrichment continues DCCCD’s tradition of identifying environmental issues and finding solutions.
This free, community-centered event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with conference check-in and a continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.
DCCCD’s generous partners and sponsors are underwriting this event to ensure that there are no financial barriers keeping anyone from attending. Because of their donations and sponsorships, there is no cost to attend!
Learn From Keynote Presentations by Sustainability Experts Marianella Franklin and Kevin Wilhelm
Marianella Franklin (left) has been with the University of Texas Rio Grande since 2003, first managing projects for Facilities, Planning and Operations. She then transitioned into a new role as director of the Office for Sustainability shortly after receiving her certification as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Accredited Professional), in 2008 becoming the founder of one of the first sustainability offices in the University of Texas System.
Kevin Wilhelm (right) is a thought leader in the field of sustainability, having taught at multiple universities and written four acclaimed books, including: “Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy,” “Making Sustainability Stick” and “An Introduction to Sustainable Business.”
Choose From Two Tracks This Year
Attendees can choose from two main tracks this year:
Additionally, lunch will be provided for participants who register before Monday, Nov 5. For details, visit dcccd.edu/SustainabilitySummit.
Sustainability Summit Goals for 2018
“As DCCCD moves forward with its goals for sustainability — inspired by 17 guidelines suggested by the United Nations — we want to focus on goal #17, partnerships,” said Georgeann Moss, the district’s executive director of sustainability and outreach initiatives. “One person can’t do it all, but one person — or one organization — can pick one sustainability project or goal and make it their call to action.”
Moss added, “Every person in every community can get involved in activities or sustainable practices, even at home, in partnership with others. Our keynote presentations and breakout sessions during the summit will offer ideas that can help us achieve sustainable goals that benefit everyone.”
The 2018 Sustainability Summit Is Sponsored by: