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2016 Sustainability Summit Schedule

6th Annual DCCCD Sustainability Summit

Schedule Key

Healthy Living

Environmental Integrity

Economic Vitality

Social Responsibility and Justice

8 a.m.

Registration and Exhibitors

8-8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

Welcome on behalf of CVC: Dr. Jennifer Wimbish

Welcome on behalf of the city of Dallas: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson

Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Nelson

8:45-10 a.m.

10 a.m.

Synergy Sessions

10-11:40 a.m.

Synergy sessions combine topics/ideas for a broad discussion. Synergy sessions are 100 minutes and include time for Q&A at the end.

1. Healthy, Local, and Organic Gardening (Rooms M121/122)

  • Less Water ... Better Soil ... Healthier Plants
    Anita Mills
  • Brown Thumb/ Green Thumb
    Isabel Halsey
  • Gardening With Community in South Dallas
    Cresanda Allen

2. Clean Energy (Room M114)

  • Georgetown Goes 100 Percent Green
    Chris Foster
  • Solar Project Alternative Energy for South Dallas County
    Paul Carden and Maria V. Boccalandro

3. Movement Building (Room M115)

  • Community Resilience and Volunteerism
    Fran Witte
  • How to Start a Movement
    Diana Souza
  • Grassroots Organizing — How to Win Campaigns and Get Results
    Corey Troani

4. Sustaining Policy (Room M215)

  • Politics Surrounding Climate and its Dynamics
    David Griggs
  • Water Needs for DFW
    Rita Beving
  • Finding Common Cause in Carbon Pricing
    Brett Cease

5. Sustainability at Home (Room M214)

  • How to Save Money and Energy in Your Home
    Gary Olp
  • Urban Rewilding: Landscaping for Biodiversity
    Gary Olp

11 a.m.

Computer and Electronics Recycling with Verde Tech

S-3 parking lot (south of M Building by the Cease the Grease station)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

11:30 a.m.

Cedar Valley College Earth Day and Health Fair

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

11:50 a.m.


   11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

1-1:20 p.m.

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting of CVC's Environmental Learning Area featuring the EPA's Regional Administrator Ron Curry

1:30 p.m.

Synergy Sessions

1:30-2:50 p.m.

6. Alternative Practices in Healthy Food Systems (Room M115)

  • Carbon Farming/Gardening
    Heather Rinaldi
  • Partnering for Sustainability: Hydroponics at Lamplight and the Dallas Arboretum
    Dustin Miller and Gretchen Pollom
  • Activist Notes from the Urban Beekeepers-North Texas
    Susan Pollard

7. Business, Careers, and Sustainability (Room M114)

  • Your Job Isn’t Socially Responsible? Fix it
    Bea Boccalandro
  • A New Renaissance
    Ralph Jarvis
  • Sustainability at Work: Career Paths in Sustainability
    Ben Magill

8. Education, Curriculum and Sustainability (Room M215)

  • Driving Climate Studies Curriculum Through a High Traffic Texas Common Course Numbering System Environment
    Brett Cummins
  • SFA’s Sustainable Community Development Program
    William Forbes

9. Social Justice (Room M214)

  • Searching for Social Justice in America and Sustainability
    Ben Kalscheur

10. Wildlife and The Great Outdoors (Rooms M121/122)

  • Partnership for Conservation
    John DeFilipo
  • Dallas’ Great Trinity Forest — One of America’s Best Natural Playgrounds Is Closer Than You Think
    Steve Smith
  • Teaming With Wildlife
    Bonnie Bradshaw

3 p.m.

  • Environmental Learning Area tours and tree planting

  • Living Lab Ceramic/Solar Sculpture Tour with Mark Epstein and CVC's Sustainable Building Tech/Clean Energy programs in H Building

  • Out of Deepwood documentary by local filmmaker Craig Weflen (Rooms M121/122)

    • Cynthia Herring-Flanagan - former neighbor to the Deepwood Dump, plaintiff in Cox v City of Dallas Texas

    • Mike Daniel - attorney with Daniel & Beshara P.C., attorney on Cox v City of Dallas Texas

    • Mr. Erik Wilson, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, City of Dallas

    • T Hanson - former Director of Operations for Trinity River Audubon Center

    • Craig Weflen - filmmaker with bcWORKSHOP

  • Discussion led by Ralph Jarvis: “A New Renaissance” (Room M215)

  • Time with vendors

  • Networking activities

3-4 p.m. ​​​