Sustainability Summits > 2015 > Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 3 is from 2-2:50 p.m. 

 

 

Da Vinci School Field Trip (limit: 20 participants)

Mary Ann Greene
LEED Gold Da Vinci preschoolVisit the LEED Gold pre-school located near Midway Road and Royal Lane. The da Vinci School was designed for the health of the environment and its inhabitants. From the flooring materials to the way the school is cleaned and the outdoor surfaces on which the children play, every detail was considered for the children who interact with their environment. The students have a science based curriculum, which incorporates the building as a teaching tool.

Transportation provided. Return to Brookhaven approximately 3:15 p.m. 



Recycled Art Installations Guided Tour (limit: 25 participants)

Natalie Macellaio, students
Stroll the campus with Brookhaven College art professor Natalie Macellaio and her students for a guided tour of installation sculptures that have been constructed out of found and recycled materials and created by her 3D Design students. 

Sustainability and Solar

Cathy Redson
photo of Cathy RedsonGet an introduction to this booming industry!  What is the science behind the panels? What is the environmental impact?  Where are the jobs?  What are the threats to solar? Bring your own questions for this solar professional.

Cathy Redson is director of sales for Native, a green construction firm that specializes in renewable energy solutions based in Austin.  And she is the president of SolPower People, a global PV industry market development and international solar training organization. She is a professional educator with more than 20 years in instruction and educational leadership and a solar PV professional with experience training installers and technical sales associates, and creating curricula. She holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Vocational Industrial Education from Florida International University in addition to numerous solar industry certifications.  

Walden at White Rock: Living Deliberately in the City of Dallas

Rev. Aaron White
Rev. Aaron WhiteMy family used recent sabbatical time from my congregation to explore sustainable living in the city of Dallas.  Our goal was to lower all consumption by 25 percent in our house. From homemade soap to organic gardening, from rainwater collection to riding my bike across town, we learned much about how to live simply in an urban area. I'll share about our projects and point you toward resources right here in our city that everyone can use. 
 
Rev. Aaron White is the associate minister at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. He was born and raised in DFW and graduated from Austin College in Sherman, where he received a dual degree in religion and theater. After his call to ministry, Aaron attended Harvard Divinity School, where he focused in comparative religion and ethics. He served congregations in central Texas before coming home to Dallas for his current position in 2009. Aaron lives in East Dallas with his wife, Kate, and son, Henry. In addition to his work in his congregation, he serves on the boards of the Attending Clergy Association for Presbyterian Hospital and Skill QUEST, a jobs training program that partners with Dallas County Community Colleges.

Performance with Purpose: How PepsiCo Delivers on Sustainability

Robert ter Kuile 
Robert ter KuileWherever we operate, Performance with Purpose guides PepsiCo. We believe that delivering for our consumers and customers, protecting our environment, sourcing with integrity and investing in our employees are not simply good things to do, but that these actions fuel our returns and position PepsiCo for long-term, sustainable growth. Come learn about PepsiCo's programs and goals on sustainability and our approach to some of today's most pressing challenges.

Robert ter Kuile is the senior director of Sustainability in the Global Public Policy Group for PepsiCo where he actively develops, implements and operationalizes PepsiCo’s policy on a broad range of sustainability initiatives and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and partnering with global stakeholders, shareholders and policy makers. Prior to joining the public policy and government affairs team, Robert served as the director of energy and climate change for three years in PepsiCo’s global operations, developing and implementing energy and carbon reduction strategies. Robert also served as a corporate environmental manager at Frito-Lay North America (a Division of PepsiCo) for six years. Before joining PepsiCo, Robert served in various governmental roles for what is now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and has held several environmental and sustainability consulting roles. 
 

Fracking, Global Warming and Population Growth: Their Impact on Sustainability

Fred Busche 
photo of Fred BuscheThe choices we make now to use renewable or nonrenewable energy sources will affect worldwide population and climate preservation and will shape the future.  What is the appropriate mix of energy sources?  What will be the environmental impact?  Learn about important details to guide our choices for a desirable, sustainable future. 

Dr. Busche earned his BS and his MS in geology from the University of Illinois and the University of Hawaii, respectively.  His PhD in terrestrial and extra terrestrial geochemistry was completed at the University of New Mexico. Fred has worked for Westinghouse, Shell Oil, US EPA and IBM and was chair of the Department of Geography/Cartography at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He teaches as an adjunct professor at Brookhaven College and is CEO of WinTechGeo, LLC, a company specializing in microbiologically enhanced oil recovery. Dr. Busche holds 13 patents ranging from expert systems to computer analysis of organic materials to medical instrumentation.

Recycled Art Installations Guided Tour (limit: 25 participants)

Natalie Macellaio, students
Stroll the campus with Brookhaven College art professor Natalie Macellaio and her students for a guided tour of installation sculptures that have been constructed out of found and recycled materials and created by her 3D Design students. 

Sustainability and Solar

Cathy Redson
photo of Cathy RedsonGet an introduction to this booming industry!  What is the science behind the panels? What is the environmental impact?  Where are the jobs?  What are the threats to solar? Bring your own questions for this solar professional.

Cathy Redson is director of sales for Native, a green construction firm that specializes in renewable energy solutions based in Austin.  And she is the president of SolPower People, a global PV industry market development and international solar training organization. She is a professional educator with more than 20 years in instruction and educational leadership and a solar PV professional with experience training installers and technical sales associates, and creating curricula. She holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Vocational Industrial Education from Florida International University in addition to numerous solar industry certifications.  

Walden at White Rock: Living Deliberately in the City of Dallas

Rev. Aaron White
Rev. Aaron WhiteMy family used recent sabbatical time from my congregation to explore sustainable living in the city of Dallas.  Our goal was to lower all consumption by 25 percent in our house. From homemade soap to organic gardening, from rainwater collection to riding my bike across town, we learned much about how to live simply in an urban area. I'll share about our projects and point you toward resources right here in our city that everyone can use. 
 
Rev. Aaron White is the associate minister at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. He was born and raised in DFW and graduated from Austin College in Sherman, where he received a dual degree in religion and theater. After his call to ministry, Aaron attended Harvard Divinity School, where he focused in comparative religion and ethics. He served congregations in central Texas before coming home to Dallas for his current position in 2009. Aaron lives in East Dallas with his wife, Kate, and son, Henry. In addition to his work in his congregation, he serves on the boards of the Attending Clergy Association for Presbyterian Hospital and Skill QUEST, a jobs training program that partners with Dallas County Community Colleges.

Performance with Purpose: How PepsiCo Delivers on Sustainability

Robert ter Kuile 
Robert ter KuileWherever we operate, Performance with Purpose guides PepsiCo. We believe that delivering for our consumers and customers, protecting our environment, sourcing with integrity and investing in our employees are not simply good things to do, but that these actions fuel our returns and position PepsiCo for long-term, sustainable growth. Come learn about PepsiCo's programs and goals on sustainability and our approach to some of today's most pressing challenges.

Robert ter Kuile is the senior director of Sustainability in the Global Public Policy Group for PepsiCo where he actively develops, implements and operationalizes PepsiCo’s policy on a broad range of sustainability initiatives and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and partnering with global stakeholders, shareholders and policy makers. Prior to joining the public policy and government affairs team, Robert served as the director of energy and climate change for three years in PepsiCo’s global operations, developing and implementing energy and carbon reduction strategies. Robert also served as a corporate environmental manager at Frito-Lay North America (a Division of PepsiCo) for six years. Before joining PepsiCo, Robert served in various governmental roles for what is now the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and has held several environmental and sustainability consulting roles. 
 

Fracking, Global Warming and Population Growth: Their Impact on Sustainability

Fred Busche 
photo of Fred BuscheThe choices we make now to use renewable or nonrenewable energy sources will affect worldwide population and climate preservation and will shape the future.  What is the appropriate mix of energy sources?  What will be the environmental impact?  Learn about important details to guide our choices for a desirable, sustainable future. 

Dr. Busche earned his BS and his MS in geology from the University of Illinois and the University of Hawaii, respectively.  His PhD in terrestrial and extra terrestrial geochemistry was completed at the University of New Mexico. Fred has worked for Westinghouse, Shell Oil, US EPA and IBM and was chair of the Department of Geography/Cartography at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He teaches as an adjunct professor at Brookhaven College and is CEO of WinTechGeo, LLC, a company specializing in microbiologically enhanced oil recovery. Dr. Busche holds 13 patents ranging from expert systems to computer analysis of organic materials to medical instrumentation.