Sustainability Summit

11th Annual Virtual Sustainability Summit

Social Responsibility: Cultivating Civic Engagement


The theme of this year’s Sustainability Summit is Social Responsibility: Cultivating Civic Engagement.

Sustainability is a system thinking approach that addresses equity (people), the economy (prosperity) and the environment (planet). All three are interconnected. If one of these areas is ailing, then eventually they all will be affected.

This year’s conference examines the idea that citizens have a social responsibility to make a positive contribution to their community. And it offers suggestions for how to make that contribution.


Date, Time and Location

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Sustainability Summit, contact Georgeann Moss.


Courtney Macavinta

Co-Founder and CEO of The Respect Institute (RI)
Read more about Courtney.

Friday, Nov. 5, 9:15 a.m.


8:15-8:45 a.m.

Virtual Meet and Greet

Join us for the virtual meet and greet session to meet others attending the Summit. Attendees will participate in small breakout groups to meet new friends and visit with old colleagues and discuss the Summit theme of Social Responsibility: Cultivating Civic Engagement.

  • Dr. Joe May
    Dr. Joe May Chancellor, Dallas College
  • Marisol Romany
    Marisol RomanyChief Social Responsibility and Inclusion Officer, Dallas College

11:15 a.m.-Noon

Service Learning and Community Engagement: How They Benefit the Both Givers and Receivers

12:15-1 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own; Meet with Vendors and Sponsors

1-1:45 p.m.

Beyond Debate: How We Can Move Beyond Our Seemingly Intractable Wars of Ideas

2-2:45 p.m.

Can Mindfulness and Compassion Training Increase Responsiveness and Resilience to the Climate Crisis?

3-4 p.m.

Media Literacy: How to Spot Misinformation Online


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  • Kimberly-Clark
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Logo
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  • City of Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability