“sustainability + me! Speakers Spur Cultural Shift”
That was the headline of the story Green Source DFW reporter Julie Thibodeaux wrote about Net Impact DFW’s first sustainability + me! – simple steps to positive impact for people and planet event that was held Nov. 5 at KERA. And we thought the day was pretty special, too! The seating for this first-time event was limited to 125, and while there was no fee to attend, we received more than 125 registrations, and were very excited to declare the launch a SELL-OUT! We did have a full house of very enthusiastic and energized people, and the majority of them stayed all day – on a Saturday!
Our Speakers: Margie Haley; Anna Clark, EarthPeople; Jeff Kiec, Deep Ellum Sustainability Council; Elizabeth Dry, Promise of Peace Community Garden; Mitch Fine, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Anthony Robinson, Axis Design; Joan Meeks, Electronic Waste Disposal; and Gary Olp, GGO Architects.
Our Venue Sponsor: – KERA
Our Media Sponsors: Green Source DFW and Natural Awakenings DFW Metroplex Edition
Our Cocktail Reception Sponsor – VeeV
Our Oh-So-Fresh Local Zip Code Honey, Butter and Bread – Susan and Brandon Pollard, the Texas Honeybee Guild
Our Community Sponsors – There were almost 40 of them, so we are going to refer you to the Community Sponsors tab on this website. And we also want to say an extra big Thank You! to the 15 Community Sponsors who had displays at the event.
NIDFW s+me! Committee – Anna Clark, Mitch Fine, Kim Young
And of course, to everyone who attended!
It was such a wonderful day of information, education and community building, and we received very enthusiastic and very positive feedback afterward from attendees, sponsor, speakers – everyone! And the common questions were: “What’s next? When is the next one?”! Stay tuned!
Suffice it to say that if you weren’t at the first sustainability + me!, you should have been. But, if you want to get a sampling of the knowledge, insight and experience that was shared throughout the day, you can see copies of the seven presentations on Net Impact DFW’s slideshare page. (If you reading on a mobile device, you may need to click on the “Desktop Version” in order to see all of the s+me! presentations, as two of them we had to convert into black-and-white PDFs because they contained so much good information, they exceeded our account limit!)
We are gathering feedback, input and ideas for sustainability + me! 2, and we would love to hear from you, too!