Sustainable U Pop-Up Community Events

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Join EarthX and DCCCD for themed events on sustainability-related topics that are timely and relevant to the citizens of North Texas. We’re celebrating EarthX’s 10th anniversary by hosting pop-up community events that allow you to:

  • Network with like-minded, solutions-oriented people
  • Learn from local experts
  • Roll up your sleeves and begin to implement practical ideas immediately
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to come with you. 

There is no cost for these events, which have been underwritten by EarthX, but we do ask that you register in advance for our pop-up community events.

Current Events

Upcoming Events    Past Events

Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings 

Thursday, Dec. 12

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Richland College

Wichita Building, Room 115

12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, Texas 75243

Register for this Community Event

Buildings consume lots of energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the residential and commercial sectors accounted for about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption. As North Texas continues to grow, more and more people will need places to live, work, play, shop, and eat. Buildings, both new and existing, need to perform at a high level to provide healthy environments, energy efficiency, equity, and resiliency. 

Join some of the brightest minds in the industry as we discuss how save money and energy through efficiency.

  • Paul Westbrook, president of Re:source Design and retired Sustainable Development Manager of Texas Instruments; Paul was responsible for building the first semiconductor manufacturing facility to achieve a Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Enegy and Environmental Design (LEED) program
  • Norma Lehman, RID, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, principal of higher education, director of sustainability at Beck
  • Michael Brown, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS and Host of the 3P Theory podcast for architecture, engineering and construction professionals who want to learn the latest green building strategies
  • Jake Steiner, co-founder and partner, Smart Energy 360, an integrated energy solutions company
  • Ryan Sheard, account executive, McKinstry, who will discuss the new Catalyst net zero energy building at Eastern Washington University 

Smart Cities and Sustainable Development: How is the Internet of Things (IoT) Improving our Region

Thursday, Feb. 6

6 to 8 p.m.

Coppell Biodiversity Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, TX 75019

Register for the Smart Cities event

Join EarthX and North Lake College for an evening to explore the idea, 'what makes a 'smart city' smart?'  Learn how new technologies and open access to data is transforming our communities, enhancing quality of life, and sustaining our resources for future generations. Smart Cities embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), and utilize communication technologies and strategies across all community needs and daily living. According to Business Insider, cities will need to become more efficient with collection and analysis of data as more and more people move to cities putting pressure on infrastructure, environmental, economic and social resources. At this event, you will hear from expert speakers from business and government about smart initiatives in our region like 5-G, autonomous vehicles, open data, building sensors, biodiversity meters, and more. 

Upcoming Events

  • February 20 - UN's World Day of Social Justice at Eastfield College
  • March 26 - Trees and Native Landscape at Brookhaven College
  • April 3 - Future of Recycling at Mountain View College