Breakout Session 3

1 - 1:50 p.m.

Grow Native — A Plant and Pollinator Garden Catalyzes Engagement and Learning

Amy Monroy, Carrie Schweitzer

Over the past two years a small, inspired group of Brookhaven College students, employees, community friends and alums proposed, designed, fund-raised and installed a 4,000-square-foot native plant garden on campus, all the while advocating for support of this cross-curricular, multi-purpose teaching and learning resource.   Discover — as we did — community partners that cared, contributed and collaborated. Find out why our garden has so much potential to attract migrating monarch butterflies. And follow our current progress to teach a diverse, multi-generational constituency about the importance of native plants, pollinators and the natural world. Attendees will be invited to ask questions, offer suggestions and share their experiences. 
 Urban Farming/Gardening

Zoning for Sustainability (cancelled)

LaShondra Stringfellow

Since the late 1980s, long-time Cedar Hill residents have witnessed a population boom in their small town as well as other Metroplex suburbs. Residents did not want to see Cedar Hill relegated to just another bedroom community. They saw the need to preserve natural open spaces while fostering an environment where residents could live, work and play in the same community. As a result, the City Center Plan was born. This presentation will highlight the land use policies adopted in the Plan and how zoning will be implemented to realize the city's vision.

Sustainability Standards and Reporting:
Is the Accounting Profession Ready?

J. Keith Baker

During the decade from 2007 to 2016, voluntary sustainability reporting has emerged as part of sustainability in business/government trend and has rapidly diffused among large global corporations. This presentation will look at a smaller selection of industries that could be confirmed as a statistically valid group, all of which are larger firms within the S&P 500 Index subset of “Materials” industry. The results of research that aimed to show the results of a survey of Chief Financial Officers/Controllers/Chief Accountants  within the selected industries (CFOs), investment analysts known to follow the companies selected (IAs), sustainability activists known to follow specific industries (SAs) and select regulatory figures known to follow companies within these selected industries (RFs) and how they feel about sustainable reporting. Based on initial working paper accepted for presentation at peer reviewed conference for the Spring American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
 Smart Cities

Texas Honey Bee Guild

Susan and Brandon Pollard