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Fourth Annual Sustainable Dallas Conference


March 7, 2002

(DALLAS) — In today's economy, most businesses are concerned with the bottom line. But does focus on the bottom line mean that businesses cannot implement sustainable (long term) economic, environmental and social practices without compromising profits? Absolutely not. Many profitable, trend-setting businesses have discovered that practicing sustainability in fact increases their bottom line as well as gives them a competitive edge in the market place. In addition, today's consumers are demanding that the companies they do business with be accountable not only to shareholders, but to the community as well.

Those who want to learn about practical applications of sustainable business practices should plan to attend the 4th Annual Sustainable Dallas Conference on May 10-11 at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas.

Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry, is the keynote speaker. Other presenters include Martha Marks, Republicans for Environmental Protection; Doug LaFollette, Secretary of State of Wisconsin; Sarah James, American Planning Association; and Ross Gelbspan, author of The Heat is On.

In addition to the plenary sessions mentioned above, there will be five break-out sessions:

  • Sustainable Business/Economy
  • Sustainable Architecture/Building
  • Sustainable Horticulture/Agriculture
  • Personal Sustainability
  • Teaching Sustainability (for K-12 teachers)
  • Attendees will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Richland College's Corporate Training Division. Registration fees are listed on the next page.

The first 200 registrants will receive a free copy of a Texas SmartScape CD-ROM, which has been graciously donated by the City of Dallas Public Works and Transportation Department.

For more information, call Richland College's Continuing Education division at 972.238.6144 or visit the website at

Sustainable Dallas, a project of ECO Dallas, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to equip individuals and organizations of Dallas for responsible stewardship of our environment and natural resources and to enhance the health and well being of our community through education and collaboration.

Sustainable Dallas 2002 Conference Fees

Early Registration (postmarked by May 5)
$89 per day
$169 for both days

On-site registration
$119 per day
$199 for both days

$38 per day
$65 for both days
Lunch is not included in this price, but is available for $10 per day if ordered in advance.

$50 per day

Sustainable Dallas Co-sponsors include: 

  • City of Dallas Water Utilities
  • City of Dallas Public Works
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • Environmental Center of Dallas
  • GGO Architects
  • Green Globe 21
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • North Central Texas Chapter, American Planning Association
  • Planetary Trust
  • Red Five Interactive
  • Re:Source Texas
  • Richland College
  • Sanner and Company
  • Texas Instruments
  • Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
  • Trinity Consultants
  • TXU
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6