Sustainable Events - July 2021

Contribute Your Time for Global Good: Beginner’s Welcome

July 6, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Help aid workers around the world as they respond to humanitarian crises like storms, floods, drought, famine, disease, and refugee response. HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. They work together to provide map data that revolutionize disaster management, reduces risks, and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Join us to learn about the vital assistance this group provides and how you can volunteer. 

About the Speaker

Lori Delacruz Lewis is the assistant director of sustainability education for Dallas College.

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Securing Water for Our Future

July 13

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

The North Texas Municipal Water District is a leading wholesale provider of water to more than 80 communities across 2,200 square miles of North Texas, which is twice the size of Rhode Island. This webinar will give you an insider’s view of water planning, supply, and regional conservation partnerships and efforts. Learn the important role you play in watershed protection and water quality.

About the speakers

Helen Dulac, Water Resources Program and Public Education Manager, North Texas Municipal Water District

Jeff McKito, Public Relations Specialist, North Texas Municipal Water District

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The Plastic Pollution Crisis and Civic Solutions

July 20

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

We’re drowning in plastics. Quite literally. Shopping bags, snack bags, toys, soda and water bottles, packaging, pool floaties, flip-flops, rubber ducks…plastic is everywhere and there’s no end in sight to the avalanche of plastic waste heading to landfills and oceans. What’s a consumer or manufacturer to do? Plenty! Join us for unique solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

About the Speaker

Lori Delacruz Lewis is the Assistant Director of Sustainability Education at Dallas College. She has more than 25 years of experience in environmental and sustainability topics and produces curriculum resources, faculty/student/community workshops, and special events that inspire people and businesses to practice the principles of sustainability in three areas: equity, economy, environment. Lori is pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington and has a master’s of Sustainability and Development from Southern Methodist University. She has earned the Recycling Systems Manager certification from the Solid Waste Association of North America, is a Master Composter Trainer, and an adjunct professor at SMU in Public Policy for Sustainability and Development.

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Trinity River National Water Trail: Combining Conservation with Recreation

Steve Smith, Board Chair, Trinity Coalition

July 27

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Trinity River National Water Trail is a welcome addition to meet the growing demand for nature-related recreation and eco-sensitive development. One of only 33 National Water Trails in the country, the Trinity River National Water Trail is the newest, having won the designation in 2020, largely due to the vision of outdoorsman and lifelong paddling enthusiast, Dale Harris and entrepreneur and investor Steve Smith.


About the presenter:

Mr. Steve Smith founded Smith Group Asset Management, a Dallas-based investment management organization, in 1995, and serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer. He began his career in the late 1960s as an engineer with NASA in the lunar landing program. Mr. Smith is an active volunteer in his community and serves on the board of directors for a number of charitable organizations.

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