February 10, 2020

Introduction to Blue Zones


Learn About Blue Zones

Communities Foundation of Texas, along with local leaders, are thrilled to invite you to a presentation and conversation with National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner to learn how Blue Zones can help transform the health and well-being of communities.

There are places where entire communities live significantly longer, healthier, and more active lives—blue zones. A National Geographic study identified the commonalities across the blue zones areas that have led to their longevity and vitality. In more recent years, 48 communities like ours have started on a journey to become a Blue Zones Community®, and we’d like to learn more about whether Blue Zones might be a fit for our community as well.

This transformation is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary effort that involves the entire community – policymakers, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, government, businesses, faith-based organizations, and individuals – and it only works if key leaders get behind it.

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Join Us for an Introduction to Blue Zones


February 10, 2020


Communities Foundation of Texas, Mabel Peters Caruth Center
5500 Caruth Haven Lane at Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225-8146


3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Speakers and Moderated Q&A
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wine @ 5 Reception


No later than January 15th


Meet the Speaker


Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and founder of Blue Zones. He’s also the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the LongestThrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way and The Blue Zones Solution. Dan has appeared as a longevity expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show and CNN.

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Using secrets discovered in Blue Zones areas—rare longevity hotspots—we help transform communities into areas where the healthy choice is easy.

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The Blue Zones Project®  and Blue Zones Activate focuses on optimizing the “life radius,” or the area close to home where we spend 90 percent of our lives.

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Residents of the original “Blue Zones” regions live in very different parts of the world. Yet they have nine commonalities that lead to longer, healthier lives.

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