Sustainable U Events

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Join Dallas College and EarthX for themed events on sustainability-related topics that are timely and relevant to the citizens of North Texas.

  • Learn from local and national experts in the comfort of your own home or office
  • Topics include the three pillars of sustainability: Equity, Environment and Economy
  • You'll be able to implement practical ideas immediately
Mark your calendars and invite your friends!

There is no cost for these events, but we do ask that you register in advance.

Upcoming Webinars
February 2021

Dallas College’s Sustainable U webinars will be on a hiatus in January.

Planning and Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Tuesday, Feb. 2
Noon to 1 p.m.

Spring Vegetable GardenAre you planting a vegetable garden this spring? Whether you have space for a few pots or a few raised beds, Darciea Houston and Dr. Kara Casy will share growing tips to help make your garden a success. Beginning and seasoned gardeners are welcome to join this live conversation, and with a little inspiration, you'll be on your way to improving your health and saving money.

About the presenters: Dr. Kara Casy is the director of urban agriculture and renewable resources at Dallas College El Centro Campus. Darciea Houston is a holistic health and wellness professional.

for Planning and Planting Your Spring Vegetable GardenRegister today

Reducing Operational Costs With High Performance School Buildings

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Noon to 1 p.m.

This presentation will provide the “why” for high performance building criteria and how it can be achieved with minimal first costs premiums with a quick ROI to achieve significant operational cost savings. High performance will be de-mystified by providing key elements and how to approach such a project, including the benefits to doing this.

About the presenter: Marc Clinch joined the School District of Osceola County (SDOC), Fla., in 2016 as the chief facilities officer. In this capacity, he oversees, planning, design and construction for a rapidly growing school district in one of the fastest growing counties in Florida.

for Reducing Operational Costs with High Performance School BuildingsRegister today

Carbon Fee and Dividend Policies: Overview of What's in Congress and Research About Their Effectiveness

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Noon to 1 p.m.

Spring Vegetable GardenWill a carbon fee and dividend help or hurt the economy? What about the environment or people who pay the fee? Citizen Climate Lobby Education Director Brett Cease will provide a lay person's overview of one of the more ambitious climate policies in Congress, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and review recent research that speaks to the many economic and health benefits that come from climate policies.

About the presenter: Brett Cease has been volunteering with the Citizen Climate Lobby since 2011 and serves as the CCL's education and engagement director, working with CCL leaders across the country to develop learning pathways that create empowered and informed citizen lobbyists.

for Carbon Fee & Dividend Policies: Overview of What's in Congress and Research About Their EffectivenessRegister today

At the Intersection: Implicit Bias and Sustainability

Tuesday, Feb. 23
Noon to 1 p.m.

Spring Vegetable GardenWhat is implicit bias, and how does it affect sustainability? Dr. Kenneth Chapman will lead a discussion on attitudes or stereotypes that may impact sustainable efforts.

About the presenter: Dr. Kenneth Chapman is the inaugural director of diversity and i​nclusion at Dallas College. Prior to joining Dallas College, he developed diversity and inclusion practices for students, staff and faculty across the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

for At the Intersection: Implicit Bias and SustainabilityRegister today
 

Call for Proposals

Do you have speaker suggestions for Dallas College's 2021 Sustainability Events?

We are currently developing our Spring 2021 series. If you have ideas for speakers or topics or are interested in presenting a webinar, please complete the Sustainable U Speaker Proposal Form.

 

Mark your calendars!

Dallas College is hosting the 2021 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit on March 29-30. We also are hosting the Regional Center of Expertise Conference on March 31.

The TRACS Summit, “Hope for the Future,” targets higher education students and employees.

The RCE North Texas Conference will focus on regional efforts supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and feature a keynote address from UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UN Environment New York office, Satya S. Tripathi.

Both events will be offered at no charge and are open to the public. More information will be coming soon!