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Hope for the Future

Setting the stage for growth during one of the toughest chapters in our history, the 2021 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability Summit focuses on Hope for the Future.

 

As we continue to face challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is important that we, as a community and humanity as a whole, shift our way of thinking so that we are prepared to avoid or better handle the next disaster while also having hope for the future.

We can do this by recognizing that all our challenges must be solved on three levels: Equity, economy and environment.

Equity, economy and environment are at the core of sustainability and are demonstrated in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2021 TRACS Summit will be virtual and will provide educational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members on five specific SDGs that address hunger, health, education, inequality and climate change.

Date, Time and Location

November 8-9, 2021

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Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

 

9 a.m.

Opening ceremony and keynote speaker

10:30 a.m.

Virtual networking opportunity

11 a.m.

Panel on inclusion and reduced inequalities

Noon

Lunch on your own
Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits
Student Projects and Videos

1:30 p.m.

Panel on food, hunger and sustainable agriculture

3 p.m.

Afternoon featured speaker

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021

 

9 a.m.

Morning plenary and keynote speaker

10:30 a.m.

Virtual networking opportunity

11 a.m.

Panel on climate change and resilient infrastructure

Noon

Lunch on your own
Vendor and Sponsor Exhibits
Student Projects and Videos

1:30 p.m.

Panel on health, wellness and sustainability

3 p.m.

Closing remarks

About TRACS

 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is a volunteer network for students, faculty, staff and sustainability professionals supporting higher education in Texas by implementing climate change and sustainability solutions across campus operations, academic curriculum, and off-campus fields of influence.

TRACS was formed in 2008 at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference in Raleigh, North Carolina with the support of the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas State Energy Conservation Office and National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program.

Since 2008, TRACS has facilitated events and collaborations to forward campus greenhouse gas emissions reductions and sustainability initiatives, including the Annual TRACS Summit hosted by a different participating college or university each year. 

The early years of TRACS saw a great deal of progress in advancing sustainability on many campuses as new full-time sustainability staff were hired and successful student green fee campaigns on six public universities brought new energy and funding for sustainability projects.

The mission of TRACS is to provide resources, expertise, education, peer to peer support, and training to advance sustainability in Texas higher education through an annual statewide summit and diverse member-driven network of students, faculty, and staff.

Dallas College has been a proud member of TRACS since 2008.