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Sustainability highlights 2009 Off-MAIN presentations at UT Arlington's Fort Worth Center

News Release — 9 April 2009


Media contact: Herb Booth, (817) 272-7075,

ARLINGTON - Sustainable topics rule an impressive slate of speakers at Off-MAIN presentations this year at The University of Texas at Arlington's Fort Worth Center, 1401 Jones St., as part of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival.

Former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene and David Hopman, both UT Arlington professors, are featured speakers. Greene kicks off the series at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, with his lecture "It's Underway in DC: Global Warming Law and Regulation." Hopman is to speak about the University's experience with a green roof atop the Life Science Building. The lectures run through Sunday, April 19. The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is April 16-19.

Greene, an adjunct professor in UT Arlington's School of Urban and Public Affairs, will explore what how the regulatory framework is being developed to control greenhouse gas emissions in response to global warming. Greene served as the regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003-09. He will explore what President Obama's new structure and concerning the environment.

A 5 p.m. reception at Gallery76102 will precede Greene's lecture, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17.

The schedule includes:

  • "The Effects of Sustainable Technology on Students," 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Kurt Ortley, an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture.
  • "UT Arlington's Extensive Green Roof: First Year Results," 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, David Hopman, assistant professor in landscape architecture.
  • "Planet Performance & Small Business: Can going Green get you into the Black?," 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Kimberley Jardine, UT Arlington Small Business Development Center for Enterprise Excellence.

The University also is the first-ever environmental sponsor of MAIN ST., which showcases a juried art fair, food, live concerts, performance artists and street performers. UT Arlington's booth on Main Street will be made up of primarily recyclable materials.

All of the University's activities can be seen at the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival or



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