News, Meetings & Near-term Events of Interest to NTREG Members and the Public


Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: June 19, 2014.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)

NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
NEW LOCATION! Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas.
Topic: Sustainability - "Vision North Texas 2050: How Local Communities and Businesses Can Position North Texas for a Fiscally and Environmentally Sustainable Future"
Presenter: Kevin Shepherd, Principal and Co-founder of Verdunity, Inc.
About Our Presentation
The current pattern of development in north Texas is not sustainable, neither fiscally nor environmentally. Vision North Texas is a public-private-academic partnership started in 2005 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Center for Development Excellence to increase awareness about expected growth, provide a forum for discussion on critical issues, and build support for initiatives that might create a fiscally and environmentally sustainable future for North Texas.
Our July presentation summarizes the results and findings of the multi-year planning and visioning effort that culminated in the release of the award-winning Vision North Texas 2050 Plan. Kevin will also discuss current global and national trends, highlight a few projects from north Texas that are incorporating new approaches, and offer some suggestions on how cities can position themselves to stay competitive in recruiting and retaining businesses and residents.
About Our Presenter:
Kevin Shepherd is a Principal and co-founder of Verdunity, Inc., a Dallas/Fort Worth-based consulting firm specializing in planning and design of sustainable communities and infrastructure. Kevin graduated in 1994 from Texas A&M, and spent the first 17 years of his career working for large engineering firms, completing projects ranging from local street reconstruction and community parks to high profile projects like the Hoover Dam Bridge. In 2011, he left his position as National Director of Community Planning with HDR, and started Verdunity with two other partners.


Renewable Roundup and Sustainability Expo

Renewable Energy Roundup & Sustainable Living Expo
Date: Friday to Sunday, September 26 to 28, 2014.
Location: Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas (south of Dallas on I-35)
Hours: Fri: 10 am - 6 pm. Sat:, 9 am - 6 pm. Sun, 9 am - 3 pm.
Be a part of an event that has been helping drive the market for Renewable Energy, Organic/Sustainable Gardening and Farming, Green/Sustainable Building and Living, and Alternative Transportation since the turn of the century.
There are many ways to participate at the Annual Roundup!
Sponsor! Exhibit! Volunteer! Give a presentation! Attend!
Topics include: Renewable Energy. Green and Efficient Building. Sustainable / Organic Gardening & Farming. Alternative Transportation .. and more!
Your on-line purchase of a 3-day Weekend Pass will benefit NTREG!
Use the Promo Code NTREGRPC14 when you make your on-line purchase, and NTREG will receive the credit for a donation to our organization. There's no limit to the number of Weekend Passes you can purchase resulting in this donation!
Best of all .. the Promo Code is valid for ALL of the 3-day pass options!
Military - Student - Senior Citizens - Teens - Regular passes!
So .. regardless of the type of 3-day pass .. it helps NTREG! BUT .. it only works for NTREG if you enter the Promo Code NTREGRPC14!

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RV Note: Roundup participants may park travel trailers or RVs on the Expo Center lot. They may be required to use Expo RV hookups ($20/day) or park in a designated area. Questions? Contact the Expo Center, (254) 933-5353.
Full service hookups are also available at the adjacent Belton Campground (254-939-1961).
Commercial and government organizations who are not already TREIA members can register at the TREIA member rate with Discount Code: NTREGM100
Download an Exhibitor Registration & Information Packet here.
Renewable Roundup and Sustainability Expo

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