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Sustainable Communities Conference

Connecting Municipal Government, Local Organizations and Related Public Entities with Cost-effective, Environmentally Sustainable Solutions and Partnerships

March 9-11, 2009 | Sheraton Dallas Hotel | Dallas, Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Sustainable Skylines Initiative (SSI), in partnership with the City of Dallas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and private sector organizations, is presenting the Sustainable Communities Conference to be held on March 9 - 11, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will be on hand to deliver the official Welcome Address as the mayor of the EPA's first pilot city for the SSI program. This exciting and informative meeting will address the issues and discuss the challenges of urban/suburban sustainability planning and management in America.

There will be a working luncheon on March 10 from 12-1:30 p.m., which will be an integral part of the conference.

On the morning of March 11, we will have a federal agency panel discussion to outline available grants, including the latest information about the national stimulus package. Then there will be an "Eco-Cafe" (aka "sustainable speed dating") where you will have an opportunity to visit with a wide variety of government, private sector and non-governmental organization partners from around the country to find a match for your technical and funding needs.

Five post-conference training sessions during the afternoon of March 11 round out this three-day gathering.

EPA is pleased to acknowledge the contributions of its two Premier Conference Sponsors, the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association and the NCTCOG, whose support and efforts helped make this conference possible.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in working to improve their residents' quality of life and learning about new opportunities to green their municipalities:

  • City, County and Regional Governments
    • Environmental or Sustainability Departments,
    • Energy offices,
    • Departments of Public Works and Solid Waste,
    • Water Departments,
    • Mayors' Offices and Planning Departments
  • Tribal Governments
  • School Districts
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hospital Districts
  • Airports, Passenger Rail and Port Terminals
  • Places of Worship
  • Architects and Designers
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Construction Companies
  • Vehicle Fleet Managers
  • Energy Service Companies
  • Renewable Energy Technology Companies and Providers
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working directly with local cities
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