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DCCCD Sustainability Summit 2013

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Who: Dallas County Community College District
What: 2013 Sustainability Summit
When: March 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX 75211

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Keynote speaker
Joel Salatin

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Find out more about sustainability at the colleges of DCCCD, including the Clean Economy Series, on our DCCCD Sustainability Facebook page.

This one-day event is being offered at no charge to attendees, who can choose from among five tracks of sessions:

Doing the right things for the people, planet and profit.

  1. Healthy Living
  2. Urban Agriculture
  3. Resource and Energy Efficiency
  4. Smart Cities
  5. Green Careers and Jobs

In addition, more than 20 exhibitors will be on hand to share their exciting green products and services.

View a full schedule of the day.

Keynote

Joel Salatin, 53, is a masterful speaker whose humor and positive energy guarantee a rewarding lecture. Salatin's family farm operation includes production of pastured poultry (eggs, broilers, turkeys), salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits and forestry products. The relationship marketing approach his family business has developed has made Polyface Farm the internationally recognized and strictly local farm it is today.

Salatin farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas.

The farm services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs.

He holds a bachelor's degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA and American Agriculturalist.

Polyface Farm (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet and in radio, television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in The New York Times bestseller “Omnivore's Dilemma” by food writer guru Michael Pollan. His new book is titled “Folks, This Ain't Normal.” 

The lecture should be of interest to the homeowner, food gardener, farmer, rancher, land owner and landscape professional.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We'll have many sponsors and exhibitors. See our list.

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