2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit

In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston.

Eventbrite - 2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit & Environmental Education Expo

Read more about our speakers in this Google Document.

Welcomes from:

Special presentations:

  • The Hot Topic of Climate Change: an opening panel in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Earthshare of Texas
  • Elizabeth Love, Senior Program Officer at Houston Endowment, on Environmental Philanthropy Today

In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. Table Talk facilitators include:

  • Kathleen Ownby of SPARK School Park Program and Marlon Connley of Trust for Public Land, on park equity
  • Karly Robinson, True to Texas Coalition, on alternative funding for wildlife conservation
  • Donelle Williams, Houston ISD Elementary Curriculum and Development Office
  • Erin Kinney, HARC, on the health of Galveston Bay
  • Gavin Dillingham and Marina Badoian-Kriticos, HARC, on climate resilience
  • Claire Gottsegen, CEC policy and research intern, on endangered species in the Houston region
  • Jim Olive, photographer, on the Environmental Photographers Mentoring Program
  • Dr. Bakeyah Nelson of Air Alliance Houston on concrete batch plants in our back yard
  • Nicole Buergers, of Bee2bee Honey, on To Beekeep or Not to Beekeep – Everyday Things You Can Do to Help Pollinators in Houston
  • Sherry Weesner of Scenic Houston on Activism at the Local Level
  • Carol Burrus, Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston
  • Asha John, CEC Board Member

Environmental Education Expo:

We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators.