Find out how to save money and energy at home; how an urban farm helps grow community; the impact of fracking, climate change and population growth on sustainability; and much more: Attend the 2015 DCCCD Sustainability Summit.
The free summit is Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Lunch is free if you register by March 30.
Advance registration is requested. Register now.
The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. (above), president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister and community activist and one of the most influential people in hip-hop political life. In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African-Americans by Ebony Magazine and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.
The title of his presentation will be “Human Salvation Lies in the Hands of the Creatively Maladjusted: Diversifying the Climate Movement.”
The day includes activities associated with the Brookhaven College Earth Day Fest on its commons from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring music, a sidewalk theater and electronics recycling.
Get the full Sustainability Summit schedule.
Richland College’s men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit to win the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Division III national championship. The Thunderducks have now won three national titles in their history.
Richland defeated defending national champion Rock Valley (Ill.) 67-64 on Saturday in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. Sophomore forward Kierre Moore scored a game-high 20 points, making 7-for-7 shots from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Moore added four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Three other Thunderducks posted double figures in scoring. Sophomore guard Brandon Woods totaled 15 points – connecting on 6-of-9 shots from the field – and picked away three steals. Fellow second-guard Trey Hall scored 11 points, adding a team-high five assists and six rebounds. Sophomore center Ishmael Donzo had 12 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds.
Moore was named tournament MVP. Hall was recognized as well, receiving all-tournament honors.
Richland previously won national titles in 1999 and 2009. The Thunderducks’ final record this season was 27 wins and three losses.
Registration is open for the CVC Sustainability Conference, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cedar Valley College.
The conference, H3: A Responsible Pathway/Clean Jobs, Clean Resources, Clean Environment & Quality of Life, is free. The H3 stands for head, heart and hands because the pathway to sustainability involves a commitment and alignment of these three parts of your body.
The conference features two keynote speakers, Trammell S. Crow and Dr. Elaine Ingham. There will be simultaneous breakout sessions in three tracks, (Saving the) People, Planet and Money.
For more information, see the conference schedule, or contact Sustainability Program Director Maria Boccalandro at 972-860-5204.