Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CAUSES TV: Healthy Cities; Healthy People and Creating a Green and Sustainable Economy

CAUSES Dean, Dr. Sabine O’Hara, believes that it takes a healthy city to have healthy and thriving people. This episode of CAUSES TV on healthy cities and people champions that theme with Harriet Tregoning, Director of the D.C. Office of Planning, who happens to be one of the leaders in D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s development and implementation of the Sustainable DC plan joining Dean O'Hara. Director Tregoning is working to make DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive and sustainable city. Kathy Dixon, UDC Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Architecture and Community Planning, also joins the conversation. Professor Dixon is the Principal at K. Dixon Architecture, a member of NOMA, and is LEED-certified.

Want more? You can watch another new episode of CAUSES TV on creating a green and sustainable economy after the jump!

In this bonus episode of CAUSES TV on creating a green and sustainable economy, Dean O’ Hara sits down with Dr. Wayne Curtis, an expert on green and socially responsible jobs. Dr. Curtis is a Project Specialist for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the CAUSES Center for Sustainable Development; he is also the Managing Partner at CurtisConcepts, LLC.

As Dean O’Hara explains, here at CAUSES, we don’t just teach in the classroom; we teach everywhere – in schools, churches, neighborhood centers, at farmers markets and in community gardens. We teach--and learn-- with District residents right here in our neighborhoods and we implement innovative ways to grow healthy food even in very small spaces; we don’t just talk about the green economy, we work with people so that they can be a part of the green economy. Green, sustainable, socially responsible – these are not simply buzzwords for us. We really try to live these ideas right here in the District of Columbia.

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