Morning Keynote: Common-Sense Sustainability: Smart Ways to Make a DifferenceAnna Clark, author of "Green, American Style" and president of EarthPeople, a global consulting and communications firm
Are you interested in maximizing your potential to make a difference? In this presentation, Anna Clark explains how consumers can vote with their dollars and entrepreneurs can seize opportunities. By sharing her own journey from that of consumer to sustainer, she sheds light on opportunities to change the world at home, at work, at school and in your community. Some questions she answers are:
Session 1: Solar/Renewable Energy
Chuck Dale, professor, Eastfield College
Session 2: Green Construction
Mike Cooley, executive dean, North Lake College
According to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Green Jobs Study, green construction provides around two million jobs in the U.S. The number of “green-collar” construction jobs is estimated to rise to eight million by 2013. In this session, you’ll learn what skills are needed for those new “green-collar” and green construction management jobs, and where you can get them.
Session 3: Home Energy Rater
Shahed Mustafa, professor, Cedar Valley College
Learn about Cedar Valley College’s Residential Building Performance Technology program and what kinds of career opportunities are available to its graduates. The session also covers home energy rating, alternate energy, energy efficient heating and air conditioning and indoor air quality in homes.
Session 4: Green Certifications Through Green Path Texas
Mark Floyd, chapter director, Green Business League
Evening Keynote: Building a Sustainable WorkplaceMabrie Jackson, CEO and president of North Texas Commission
Being green is anything but a line item in a corporate budget.
Session 5: Panel discussion of all Sustainable Careers track speakersModerated by Jan Lewinski
Didn’t get to see the Green Careers presentations earlier in the day? Then come to this session. Presenters will give a quick overview of their career programs, which will be followed by a question and answer period.