"Vision North Texas 2050: How Local Communities and Businesses Can Position North Texas for a Fiscally and Environmentally Sustainable Future."
Presentor Kevin Shepherd is a principal and co-founder of Verdunity, Inc., a Dallas-Fort Worth-based consulting firm specializing in planning and design of sustainable communities and infrastructure.  

Shepherd will present he results and findings of the multi-year planning and visioning effort that culminated in the release of the award-winning Vision North Texas 2050 Plan. He will also discuss current global and national trends, highlight a few projects from North Texas that are incorporating new approaches and offer some suggestions on how cities can position themselves to stay competitive in recruiting and retaining businesses and residents.

Join UNT Sustainability at this premier networking event for professionals in the DFW Metroplex. Enjoy cheese and chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot while meeting individuals from the public and private sector and from various industries to start conversations that build long-lasting partnerships. Cost: $15. Info: [email protected].

Dr. Armendariz is a former SMU professor and EPA administrator and currently with the Sierra Club, as senior campaign representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign. Info: [email protected].


Beth Schmitt, global manager for sustainability and recycling for Alcoa, will speak. $20/members, $15/members. Lunch included. RSVP by 6/19.

Network with folks that work, study and promote environmental topics and sustainability.

Grand opening/client appreciation includes free health fest, art from local artists, live music, organic food samplings. Learn more about gardening. Have some great one-on-ones and learn more about being healthy and staying healthy. Free. 

Wildlife advocate David Mizejewski will be at Earth Day Texas promoting the mission of the National Wildlife Federation in the Automobile Building, Main Stage A.

Saturday, April 26, 2-3pm, Wild Animals Presentation
Sunday, April 27, 2-3pm, Garden for Wildlife 

[ibimage==6768==original_size==none==self==ibimage_left]A lifelong naturalist, animal-lover and self-professed nature geek, David Mizejewski is a TV and radio personality, author and blogger who uses his knowledge and enthusiasm to get people excited about joining National Wildlife Federation in its mission to protect wildlife and connect with nature. Come see Mizejewski and his wildly entertaining animals!

This program will give property managers techniques on implementing indoor water conservation, drip irrigation, new water conserving technologies, cycle and soak, lawn care during drought or water restrictions, proper plant selection, foundation watering, tree watering, and irrigation scheduling. This class is intended for property managers associated with homeowner associations, apartment complexes and large commercial properties but is also open to the public. Patrick Dickinson, Urban Water Program Coordinator with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, will be the speaker. Free.

Info: Dustan Compton at [email protected] or 817-459-6628.

Documentary presenting the stories of a diverse group of women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages.This film features stunning images, poetry and music by well-known writers and musicians, including Alice Walker and Michael Franti.

This film is being offered as a part of the Dallas Community College District’s annual Sustainability Summit. Free.


The April meeting will be a tour of the facilities of 1SolTech, manufacturer of solar electric panels.