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: How to Save Money and Energy in Your Home
Dr. Kathleen Gardner, chair of DCCCDGreen teamThis session addresses strategies that home owners can follow to live more energy efficiently and sustainably, which translates into money savings. Topics include the house envelope, plumbing, living space, heating, air conditioning, lighting, indoor air, appliances, your yard, your vehicle and environmentally friendly products.
Why did the power company put a smart meter on your house without asking permission? Have you signed an agreement not to use power during Peak hours, in return for lower electric rates? What does this really mean to you, the planet and your use of electricity? Is the smart meter one big step toward Big Brother watching you? How can you use the smart meter to your own benefit? What will the next smart meter be capable of?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program is a national set of guidelines for creating and maintaining “green” buildings. This session will provide you with an introduction to the sustainable concepts and structure of LEED and will show you how some local buildings and builders are incorporating these concepts to provide greener homes and greener workspaces.
This presentation covers the presenter’s experiences gained while remodeling his own home to be energy efficient, comfortable and more livable. Included are best practice design ideas to provide sustainable living environments that are comfortable, healthy and eco-friendly.
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.
Want to lower your electric bills and be kinder to the environment? Then plan to attend this session which will cover all types of ways to reduce energy waste in your home. The session will cover everything from no-cost ideas you can implement immediately to larger investments in renewable energy and everything in between.