Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.
Monday, December 11th | RSVP
** Alternate Location **
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | TreeHouse
(NE Corner of I-75 and Walnut Hill Lane)
8021 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 75231
New Year’s Resolution Everyone Should Make: Live Sustainably
Every January millions of us begin the new year with a list of lofty goals – e.g. exercise more, eat less, quit a bad habit, save more, smell the roses, attend more Dallas 40 meetings – and the majority of us forget about them after a couple of weeks or months. But imagine the tremendous impact we would have on our homes, community, planet, and quality of life if we all resolved to live more sustainably – and then followed through on it. TreeHouse, a new type of retail venture, is built upon the idea that all homes should be sustainable, beautiful, and healthy. They bring progressive products, great design, human-centered services, and leading edge technology together under one roof.
For our most pressing environmental and human health challenges, all roads lead to the home. The home consumes the highest amount of our natural resources, such as water and energy, produces the largest amount of landfill waste, and is where we will be exposed to the greatest number of toxins in our lifetime. By working to solve these problems, we can find new routes to dramatically change the quality of our lives.
Please join us on December 11, at the new TreeHouse retail location, for a tour of the store and a presentation of products designed to dramatically change the way we live – for the better. TreeHouse has graciously offered to host us, and for that reason there will be no charge for appetizers and drinks (including wine). There will also be no fee for guests but we still request that you RSVP if you plan to attend.
About Our Hosts
Growing up in a small town in Southeast Texas, co-founder and CEO Jason Ballard developed a personal connection with the pine forest, coastal prairie, and “big thicket.” In exploring nature, he learned the intricate ways in which humans and the planet rely on each other. At the same time, nearby petrochemical refineries clearly demonstrated the degradation that people can bring to the environment and their own health.
Jason studied ecology and biology to understand the underlying causes of environmental and human health issues. He learned that our impact on the natural world and our own lives are immediately affected by our approach to one of our most basic needs, shelter.
While working in green building along the front range of Colorado, Jason sprouted the idea for TreeHouse. He wanted to build a place that enabled and empowered people to reimagine their homes toward a true north of sustainability, beauty, and health.
Guests are always welcome. There is no guest fee for the December meeting. Please RSVP Here
8021 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Appetizers and Drinks