December 1, 2016

Irving Arts Center: "The Book Forest Installation" - Irving

Dec 1 2016 - 9:00am to Jan 29 2017 - 5:00pm
Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery
3333 N. MacArthur
Irving , TX

Dallas artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover. The exhibit inspires conversation about re-purposing, recycling and conservation.

December 23, 2016

V-Eats: Vegan Holiday Feast - Dallas

Dec 23 2016 - 7:30pm to Jan 23 2017 - 7:30pm
V-Eats @ Trinity Groves
3011 Gulden Lane, #102
Dallas , TX

A spectacular aray of vegan culinary delights fashioned into a multicourse cornucopia of awesomeness! This is an RSVP-only event with three separate seating times, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30 p.m. The event price includes the multicourse dinner, alcoholic beverages and add-ons will be available all evening a la cart. Pre-ordered to go meals are available as well.

$40/adult, $15/child 12 and under 
Add ons available a la carte 
Pre-ordered to go Holiday meals available!

Info: 214-377-6009 or

January 17, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)

Jan 17 2017 - 7:00pm to May 23 2017 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak
Dallas , TX

A continuing education course on community organizing featuring veteran organizers from a variety of social justice movements. Hosted by DFW air quality watchdog Downwinders at Risk.


January 21, 2017

Society for the Preservation of Spring Creek Forest: Bird Walk - Garland

Jan 21 2017 -
8:00am to 9:30am
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
1787 Holford Road
Garland , TX

Join Master Birder Reba Collins on a morning bird walk in Spring Creek Forest. Find out what birds spend the winter in Spring Creek Forest. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, rain boots may be appropriate.

Dallas Sierra Club & Public Citizen: A Casual Conversation on Environmental Concerns - Dallas

Jan 21 2017 - 10:00am
La Madeleine
Preston & Forest
Dallas , TX

Come to an informal conversation over the environment, with coffee and croissants (or whatever tasty stuff you want to order) at La Madeleine. We will talk about a national and state outlook on environmental issues. What are your concerns and questions? Sponsored by the Dallas Sierra Club and Public Citizen. Info: Rita Beving at or 214-557-2271 or Chris/Dick Guldi at

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Dallas Sierra Club: Backpacking 101 - Dallas

Jan 21 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Whole Foods Market
Preston Road at Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

Sierra Club trip leaders with decades of experience will present a comprehensive overview of backpacking topics – packs, tents, food, clothing, sleeping bags, water treatment and much more, plus "ah-ha" tips we wish someone had told us sooner for the sake of comfort and affordability. $40.

You can register and pay on-line or just show up and pay at the door. Info: Liz Wheelan, 214-368-2306

City of Irving: Household Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling - Irving

Jan 21 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Briery Municipal Compound
128 N. Briery
Irving , TX

Two-box limit for document shredding. This event is for Irving residents only, and proof of residency is required. Materials from businesses will not be accepted.

NOTE: The city of Irving no longer accepts CRT monitors or televisions.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Wild Plum Trail Hike - Fort Worth

Jan 21 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

Join a naturalist to look for birds, deer, and signs of animal activity in one of the Refuge’s more secluded areas. This is a great chance to spot wildlife while there are no leaves on the trees along this heavily wooded trail. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. $5 with paid admission.

Oliver Nature Park: Stargazing - Mansfield

Jan 21 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Registration required.

January 22, 2017

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Work Day - Dallas

Jan 22 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Drive
Dallas , TX

Twelve Hills will have workdays every Sunday in January, most at 9 to 12, except for Jan. 22, which will meet 1 to 3. We’ll mainly concentrate on removing invasive plants, both from the areas we’re working on for the Conservation License Plate and other areas.

Come prepared with a bottle of water, work gloves and tools you like for weeding. Workday will be cancelled if it’s raining or too cold.

RSVP and info: Marcie Haley,, 214-535-9373

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Greater Dallas Organic Gardening Club: Frugal Gardening - Dallas

Jan 22 2017 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Gardening on a Shoestring: confessions of a frugal gardener. 

Speaker: Fran Powell, Dallas County Master Gardener. Fran comes from a family of English gardeners. Her mother instilled in her children a love of the mysteries of life in the garden; from planting seeds, watching their growth and enjoying and harvesting the results. Fran’s eldest sister became the best of the gardeners and supplies her home with all the vegetables and fruit they need, as well as a plethora of flowers.

Refreshments and social time: 2:30

Meeting start: 3pm

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January 24, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: Root and Branch Revue (Jan. 24-28)

Jan 24 2017 - 7:00pm to Jan 28 2017 - 7:00am

The Root and Branch Revue, Downwinders at Risk’s multi-day floating conference for green activists, is scheduled for Jan. 24-28 and includes the first trip to Texas of two of the Flint, Michigan women who blew the top off that town’s lead-contaminated drinking water scandal. 

Jan. 24, 7-9 pm: Film Screening & Discussion "When is Civil Disobedience Effective?" Angelika Theater at @ Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird, Dallas. Free.

Jan. 26, 7-9pm:  An Evening with Flint Activists and their DFW Peers. Flint Comes to Dallas – Or Is It Already Here? Citizen Science and Environmental Justice. Mountain View College Performance Hall, East Campus Building, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas. Free.

Jan. 28, 9:30am-5:30pm: One Day University of Change. E.H. Hereford University Center, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), 300 W First St, Arlington. $35.


Downwinders at Risk: Film Screening 'Above All Else' - Dallas

Jan 24 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Angelika Theater @ Mockingbird Station
5321 E Mockingbird
Dallas , TX

Part of Downwinders at Risk Root and Branch Revue, the film Above All Else is a firsthand account of the dramatic 2012 East Texas Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade.

Discussion: “When is Civil Disobedience Effective?” 


Mavis Belisle, Peace Activist 

Peter Johnson, Civil Rights Activist

Corey Troiani, E. Texas Blockader



January 25, 2017

Tarrant Coalition for Environmental Awareness: Kick-Off Meeting - Fort Worth

Jan 25 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft , TX

We welcome your group to join us as we discuss 2017 events; plus invite you to share information about your organization. Come and join other Tarrant County non-profits interested in sharing and educating each other about environmental awareness.


January 26, 2017

Women in the Environment: History of the Trinity River - Dallas

Jan 26 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

Event will be presented by Lucy Hale. Ticket includes a box lunch catered by TRAC/Bolsa Catering and a tour of the Trinity River Audubon Center. $15-$20.