For more than 50 years, the Dallas County Community College District has helped identify and deliver solutions to the real-life challenges faced by individuals, employers and the community.
One of those challenges is building a healthy and sustainable future for Dallas County and its citizens.
To that end, our colleges and locations are working to become environmental leaders in our community. We accomplish this through mindful education and action, in our classrooms and our community, advocating the wise use of natural, financial and human resources.
"It's not going to happen overnight," explains Georgeann Moss, co-chair of the DCCCD Sustainability Team. "But the more we educate our employees and our community, the faster we're going to get there."
DCCCD invites you to join us on Friday, April 15, for the sixth annual DCCCD Sustainability Summit.
A free, community-centered event, the summit will run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Cedar Valley College. Registration is now open. This year's summit is funded by multiple sponsors, including the Carbon Economy Series.
The DCCCD Sustainability Summit truly has something for everyone. The schedule includes Synergy Sessions in the following areas:
1. Healthy, Local, and Organic Gardening
2. Clean Energy
3. Movement Building
4. Sustaining Policy
5. Sustainability at Home
6. Alternative Practices in Healthy Food Systems
7. Business, Careers and Sustainability
8. Education, Curriculum and Sustainability
9. State of Race
10. Wildlife and the Great Outdoors
New this year, these Synergy Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon, allowing participants to dive in a little deeper to topics surrounding sustainability. And of course you won't want to miss the opening keynote with guest Dr. Mark Nelson, a world-traveled ecological pioneer! His resume touts a two-year stint in Biosphere 2 in Arizona as well as decades of work in the tropical savannah of the Australian outback, where he focused on ecological restoration, sustainable ranching and farming/orchardry.
Ready to join DCCCD in our journey toward sustainability? Visit the DCCCD Sustainability Summit website to register, view the schedule or learn more about keynote speaker Dr. Mark Nelson.See you at the summit!