CEC Greater Houston Environmental Summit 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
at the Community Resource Center of the United Way of Greater Houston

The Houston region’s environmental community will gather at the United Way of Houston’s Community Resource Center for our annual Greater Houston Environmental Summit. The theme this year is the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

These goals, or SDGs, set forth in 2015, are meant to be “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all,” with a target date of 2030. The SDGs address numerous global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. In addition to a welcome address by State Senator Carol Alvarado and several excellent presentations, we will again offer over a dozen small-format table talks. Pat Greer’s Kitchen is again providing lunch. A speaker list and menu will be available soon.

Eventbrite - 2019 Greater Houston Environmental Summit: Sustainable Development Goals

This year’s program includes:

Read on for more information about speakers, table talk leaders, exhibitors, menu, and sponsors. 

Welcome by State Senator Carol Alvarado

We are pleased to announce that State Senator Carol Alvarado will be providing the welcome address for the Summit. A native Houstonian, Senator Alvarado has extensive experience in public office, including terms in the Texas House of Representatives and as a member of the Houston City Council. While Carol’s primary legislative focus has been on economic development, public health and public education, she also has a history of championing environmental issues such as addressing the shipment of hazardous chemicals through neighborhoods and having air quality monitors installed in neighborhoods near chemical plants. And, she is a former board member of the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition!

Featured SpeakersSee the full descriptions.

In addition to giving a brief presentation, each featured speaker will answer questions at a Table Talk immediately following their presentation.

Table Talk HostsSee the full description

Menu from Pat Greer’s Kitchen

  • Vegetable Fajitas with marinated Portobello Mushrooms with tortillas, Chipotle Abodo Sauce, Sour Kream, Pineapple and Tomato Salsas
  • Tex-Mex Rice and Greens
  • Black Bean Salad with Corn
  • Green Leafy Salad
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry Geezcake 
  • Hibiscus Mint Tea
  • Kombucha


We are grateful to the following sponsors:

Become a sponsor! (PDF) Sponsorships are still available.

To learn about past events, visit http://cechouston.org/cec-programs/greater-houston-environmental-summit/.