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Green And Proud: Speaker Discusses Sustainability April 22

April 8, 2010 – No topic has captured the American consciousness quite like sustainability. For North Texans, the water crisis is always top of mind.

The Collin College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring these topics to light with a lecture from James R. Brown, the associate director of Strategic Planning at the Planning Analysis Branch of the Water Quality Protection Division for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6.

The event is set from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Brown will participate in a set of student roundtables from 9:30-10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Central Park Campus Conference Center, and from 1-2:15 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Preston Ridge Campus Event Center.

Brown will discuss the water crisis in North Texas, climate clean energy, turning waste to energy, air quality challenges and partnership programs.

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