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2014 Sustainability Summit

Who: Dallas County Community College District
What: Fourth Annual Sustainability Summit
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: North Lake College, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038


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The Native Americans in the northeastern United States, the Iroquois, originated the notion of looking seven generations ahead to decide whether decisions today will benefit future generations. At the DCCCD Sustainability Summit, you'll learn ways to live sustainably that can last beyond seven generations.
Learn about urban sustainable practices and principles from keynote speaker Toby Hemenway. We'll have many fun and informative workshops and presentations. In addition, exhibitors will be on hand to share their exciting green products and services. And there will be a showing of the movie Arise, which presents the story of 13 women in five countries who have initiated environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages.
This one-day event includes lunch, and it's free! 
Keynote Speaker
2014 Sustainability SummitToby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Urban permaculturists are finding novel, productive ways to grow food on city lots, but just as important, they are reforming food policy in cities, developing garden-based comprehensive school curricula, reducing energy and water use, legalizing graywater, providing disaster relief and leading the food justice movement. Growing more food in cities is just the beginning and turns out to be the easy part of making towns more self-reliant. Permaculturists are changing antiquated anti-farming laws in cities, bringing healthy food to upscale restaurants as well as the urban poor, raising the grades of schoolchildren through whole-systems curricula, providing the basis for the transition movement and helping to convert sterile parks and office grounds into vibrant, food- and habitat-producing oases.
After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Hemenway worked as a researcher in genetics and immunology. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife, Kiel, spent 10 years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. Hemenway and his wife now live in Sebastopol, Calif. Learn more about Hemenway and about permaculture.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
We'll have many sponsors and exhibitors. Find out how you can become a sponsor. 
Employees: Get Credit for Attendance
North Lake College will offer a 6.5-hour attendance certificate to those attending the summit. DCCCD employees can choose a digital certificate to be emailed or a hard-copy certificate that will be given onsite. Check at the registration desk on the day of the summit for details.
For More Information

Find out more about sustainability at the colleges of DCCCD, including the Clean Economy Series, on our DCCCD Sustainability Facebook page. ​​​​​​​​​You also can find us on Twitter, #dcccdss.

Thanks to our sponsors.