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Date of Publication: 
03/11/2014

UDC to Host DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit

Social entrepreneurship conference will address sustainable and innovative solutions in DC

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District Columbia (UDC) will host the first DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit, the final event of the weeklong DC Social Enterprise Week, held April 14-18, 2014. The conference will be hosted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at UDC’s David A. Clarke School of Law, located at 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Co-headlining the Summit will be Seth Goldman, President and “TeaEO” of Honest Tea, and Aaron Hurst, author of the Purpose Economy.   

The theme for this year’s Summit, Accelerating Impact through Cross-Industry and Cross-Sector Collaboration, will bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators that are driving change in Washington, D.C. This Summit is an opportunity to connect with the Sustainability and Social Enterprise community in the District; therefore, if you are interested in energy, education, social and traditional entrepreneurship, innovation, social justice, transportation, urban agriculture, or income equality, then you should attend this event.

Breakout sessions on urban sustainability, innovation and social enterprise, and more will be held throughout the day. Online registration is available here. Lunch is included in the registration fee. For more information on the Summit, visit www.dcsocent.org

The DC Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit is sponsored by CAUSES, UnSectored, the Three Birds Foundation and Sustainable DC. For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Curtis, Project Specialist, CAUSES, at wayne.curtis@udc.edu


About The Three Birds Foundation
In partnership with public schools, Three Birds develops renewable energy initiatives that engage and inspire students, thus creating a culture of curiosity and environmental stewardship. Visit www.threebirds.org for more information.

About UnSectored
UnSectored is a community platform for re-thinking social change. We promote solutions-based conversations that connect a diverse group of people who care about social change. Learn more at www.unsectored.net.

About the University of the District of Columbia
An HBCU, urban land-grant, and the only public university in the nation's capital, The University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service.  Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, the University of DC offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for student success.  The University is comprised of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesSchool of Business and Public AdministrationSchool of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a Community College and the David A. Clarke School of Law. To learn more, visit www.udc.edu.The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal_opportunity.The University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000.