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North Lake College announced today an upcoming Sustainability Symposium
to teach strategies for weaving environmental responsibility into
companies, municipalities, and public schools. Speakers include experts
such as David Rodriguez, North Texas USGBC Chairman Emeritus; Jim
Thomas, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for J.C.
Penney Co.; Ramiro Lopez, City of Irving Director of Compliance; David
Bell, CEO of Bell Industries and others. Topics include an overview of
sustainability, strategies for greening city governments and
communities, and “triple bottom line” applications for large companies
and small enterprises. Tactical workshops will also cover practical
solutions for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and commercial
recycling. The event, which is geared towards decision makers at every
level in their organizations, will be held on Friday, April 16, from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at a price of $79.00 per attendee.
According to North Lake President Dr. Herlinda Glasscock, “North
Lake is proud to demonstrate leadership in this arena. Now that we have
cultivated a sustainable campus, we believe it’s time to extend our
experience out into the community at large. We believe sustainability
equals opportunity for North Texans. North Lake College is proud to
offer programs ranging from continuing education in sustainability for
executives and business owners to preparation for energy-efficiency jobs
.” Dr. Glasscock is a signatory of The Presidents
Climate Commitment, a high-visibility effort to address global warming
by gaining institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas
emissions, and to accelerate the efforts of higher education to equip
society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
This Sustainability Symposium kicks off North Lake’s Sustainability
Speaker Series and marks the official launch of North Lake’s new Center
for Sustainability. North Lake College encourages a culture of
environmental stewardship through initiatives such as RecycleMania.
Other tangible demonstrations of environmental responsibility include
native gardens, and LEED certification of the Workforce Development
Center, which operates at a water reduction of 45 percent and contains a
combined 65 percent of locally-sourced and recycled materials.
For more information regarding the Sustainability Symposium agenda or to
purchase tickets for this event, please call (972)273-3360. For more
on North Lake College, visit www.northlakecollege.edu.
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