Weekly Sustainable U Webinars for April
Redbird Mall: Developing for the Community With Peter Brodsky
April 5, 2022
Speaker: Peter Brodksy
Past policies have left Southern Dallas underinvested and underdeveloped. 95 Ninety-five percent of office space in Dallas is north of Interstate 30 and only five percent of office space is south of Interstate 30. This means that 40 percent of the population in Dallas have to commute to and from work. Five years after launching the redevelopment of Redbird Mall in Southern Dallas, owner and developer Peter Brodsky has proven his thesis—the demand for a vibrant mixed-use development south of Interstate 30 in Dallas is a sustainable investment that generates a profit. In a forgotten part of the city that lacks almost every amenity from restaurants to medical care facilities, Peter Brodsky has been building bridges and creating partnerships throughout Dallas to attract every quality of life. Register to hear Peter Brodsky speak about the Redbird Mall development and how he hopes to provide equality to the people of South Dallas.
Road to Sustainability: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
April 12, 2022
Speaker: Radhika Kanaskar
The Federal Reserve of Dallas conducts economic research and gathers perspectives from our region to bring to national conversations about monetary policy. They work with the government, the financial industry and the community to ensure our banking system is safe, accessible and secure.
Register to hear how the Dallas Fed practices sustainability internally and how they practice sustainability across the Federal Reserve System.
Dallas College Just Earned a Silver STARS Rating: What Does That Mean, and How Will It Help Us on Our Journey to Sustainability?
April 19, 2022
Speaker: Brandon Morton
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Register to hear Brandon Morton, Dallas College’s assistant director of sustainability operations, explain what STARS is and how Dallas College ranks among other institutions throughout the world.
Save the Whales With Cetacea Conservation Center
April 26, 2022
Speaker: Elsa Cabrera
Cetacea Conservation Center (CCC) was created in 2001, motivated by the desire of several young people to know and protect the whales and dolphins of Chile. Since their creation in 2001, they have achieved great success in scientific research, educational programs, strengthening of coastal communities and conservation policies, both in the country and in international forums. Register to hear Executive Director Elsa Cabrera speak about the whales of Chile and how CCC helps to develop nonlethal research programs on cetaceans and their aquatic ecosystems with special emphasis on threatened species.