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USGBC 20.40 Talks: Local Food Deserts

  • September 13, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online via GoToWebinar & In-Person at Jessie Ball duPont Center -- 40 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202


USGBC 20.40 Talks: Local Food Deserts
(Attend in-person or remotely)


Join us for three thought-provoking presentations on local food deserts and the efforts being taken to provide fresh food to Northeast Florida communities at the LEED Gold Jessie Ball duPont Center on Thursday, June 7, 2018.   The presentations are followed by a robust panel discussion  These quarterly 20.40 Talks offer diverse perspectives on how to create a fully sustainable community by the year 2040.  


Dr. Lauri Wright
Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

Director of the Center for Nutrition and Food Insecurity, University of North Florida
Incoming Chair of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of North Florida

Betty Seabrook-Burney 
Founder & Executive Director
"I'M A STAR" Foundation

Paul Tutwiler
Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC). 


  • In-Person at the LEED Gold Jessie Ball duPont Center Lecture Hall (40 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202)
  • Via GoToWebinar (Register for a remote seat and then follow instructions in your confirmation email -- a two step process to receive your unique URL login)


  • 1 GBCI General
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW


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Cost of program includes lunch (unless you are attending remotely) and ranges from $15-$35 depending on your membership level.  All proceeds go back into the nonprofit to support initiatives like LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials Resources Trailer) that educates 30,000 people a year about sustainable living and green building, LEEDing Tiny (striving to be the first LEED certified tiny house ever), and creating a tiny house community for veterans in NE Florida.

Parking -- If you are attending in person there is plenty of metered parking on the street for $0.25/half-hour or at two parking lots at Newnan and Adams.  For additional parking options, please click here.

Northeast Florida Food Desert Map from USDA

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