Third Annual DCCCD Sustainability Summit

Green is a state of mind, not simply recycling a bottle or a can, and sustainability is a way of life, not just a one-time project. That’s the foundation and focus for the free Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) 2013 Sustainability Summit, March 28, at Mountain View College, in Dallas.

The theme of this year’s event is: Doing the Right Things for People, Our Planet and the Economy. The keynote speaker (8:30 a.m.) is Joel Salatin, an author and third-generation full-time farmer whose alternative methods have garnered national attention.

The day will be filled with 20 green and sustainable breakout sessions with a lineup of local experts offering information in five key areas: healthy living; urban agriculture; resource and energy efficiency; smart cities; and green careers and jobs. Breakout sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., exhibitors will be in attendance, offering advice and sharing their green products and services.

A pre-summit event is available for a fee March 27, in which Salatin will discuss sustainable living and the plantanimal symbiosis.

Location: 4849 W. Illinois Ave. For more information on the summit and lecture schedule, call 214-378-1819 or visit and choose events.

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