August 28, 2016

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: Monthly Luncheon - Addison

Aug 28 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Loving Hut
14925 Midway Road, Suite 102
Addison , TX

Luncheon will be held at the all vegan Loving Hut restaurant. Menu. RSVP: or 972-242-7046.

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Texas Native & Adapted Plants - Dallas

Aug 28 2016 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Chrissy Cortez-Mathis will present “Plants that Love to Grow Here-Texas Native & Adapted Plants.” Chrissy is a Dallas County Master Gardener. This program introduces great shrubs, ground covers and perennials to use in the landscape. All plants covered are drought tolerant and easy to care for. Chrissy’s passion for reducing grass in the landscape was born when she was in charge of mowing her family’s big corner lot lawn as a teenager. It would often take her two days; now it just takes 10 minutes to do her own. In 2004 she and her husband bought a house in Richardson. Each year they work to make the yard waterwise and wildlife friendly. Her home landscape was chosen for the city of Dallas/WaterWise Garden Tour in 2012 because they used no municipal water in their yard. Chrissy is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable speaker.

Social and snacks @ 2:30 pm, educational lecture @ 3 pm.

Event Website:

August 30, 2016

Dallas 2030 District: Advancing the Efficiency Economy: Using Technologies to Drive Optimization - Dallas

Aug 30 2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Peloton Offices
901 Main Street Suite 4200
Dallas , TX

Lunch & Learn Professional Series hosted by Dallas 2030 District: Advancing the Efficiency Economy: Using Technologies to Drive Optimization.


1. Meighan Forrer, Associate Director, Flywheel

2. Bill Moebius, Sr. Vice President Peloton Commercial Real Estate

3. Mark Wilshire, Sr. Property Manager, Peloton Commercial Real Estate 

September 6, 2016

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Conservation Ranching & Land Stewardship - Fort Worth

Sep 6 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Gary and Sue Price, owners of the 77 Ranch, have spent the last 40 years making their 2,500-acre ranch into an award winning cattle operation that focuses on conservation practices that not only increase production but also improve water quality and wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Join us as the Prices share their approach to conservation ranching and land stewardship.  

September 9, 2016

Perot Museum: Giant Gems of the Smithsonian - Dallas

Sep 9 2016 - 10:00am to Jan 17 2017 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

Never before seen together, approximately two dozen magnificent, Texas-sized gems from the Smithsonian’s world-renowned National Gem Collection will be on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall on Level 3. The mineral masterpieces, many weighing over 1,000-plus carats, include an “American Golden” topaz that tips the scales at almost 23,000 carats (more than 10 pounds), a blue topaz “football” of nearly 7,000 carats, kunzite Tiffany necklace, a Mogul emerald diamond necklace and more. This temporary installation will mark the first time such a large collection of Smithsonian gems, some of which have never been displayed in any museum, will be on exhibit outside the famed Washington museum complex. Giant Gems of the Smithsonian is free with Museum general admission.

September 10, 2016

Women in the Environment: Heart Walk - Dallas

Sep 10 2016 -
8:00am to 1:00pm
Reunion Tower Dallas , TX

Join the Women in the Environment team for the Heart Walk. Get the WE tee shirt!

Texas Discovery Gardens: Selecting and Establishing North Texas Trees - Dallas

Sep 10 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Two key elements to a healthy and sustainable landscape include proper plant selection and effective strategies for root establishment. Learn about common tree species for North Texas and useful tips for getting new trees established in the landscape. Led by Micah Pace, ISA certified arborist with Preservation Tree. Free with RSVP. Email Fran at

Marshall Grain: Organic Vegetable Gardening - Grapevine

Sep 10 2016 - 10:30am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave
Grapevine , TX

Marshall Grain, the leading retailer of organic gardening supplies and pet and animal care products in North Texas, will host Kate Radomski of Lady Bug brand natural gardening products, who will discuss the types and varieties of veggies best suited for fall planting in our area. She’ll cover planting, watering, and fertilization, and answer your questions about organic methods. Free.

City of Coppell: Raised Beds and Soil Prep - Coppell

Sep 10 2016 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Need some pointers on building your own home garden? Come learn from two of Coppell’s experienced community garden leaders. They will cover the essentials for DIY raised beds and soil health with a hands on demonstration.

Info: Molly Bujanda,

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'The Nature of Things - Daphne Prairie' - Fort Worth

Sep 10 2016 - 10:00pm to Oct 20 2016 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Texas artist Deborah Paris’ exciting new exhibit of paintings and drawings, The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie, will give the Fort Worth public a rare opportunity to see depictions of the untouched and historic Daphne Prairie located in east Texas. An opening reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations will be held on Fall Gallery Night, Sept. 10, from 4-9pm. A gallery talk by the artist will take place Sept.10 at 6 p.m. 

September 11, 2016

Promise of Peace Garden: Okrapalooza - Dallas

Sep 11 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas , TX

Seventh annual event benefiting Promise of Peace Community Garden featuring 20 celebrity chefs and live music by Mack Price and friends rocking a Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan cover set, beer will be provided by Lakewood Brewing Co.

20 celebrity Chefs will be bringing the best okra dishes for guests to savor the exquisite flavors. In addition there will be a community table of garden to table side dishes and a children’s area sponsored by the Texas Discovery Gardens. A silent auction of local love will showcase a few of POP s favorite things

Admission includes okra dish tastings, beer provided by local breweries, live music and more. Online tickets: $45. At the door: $60. 

September 13, 2016

Dallas Sierra Club: Authors of 'Texas Environmental Atlas' - Farmers Branch

Sep 13 2016 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Bldg H
Farmers Branch , TX

David Todd and Jonathan Ogren will introduce their environmental atlas, The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People (Texas A&M Press 2016).  The atlas is a five-year effort that resulted in a compilation of some 40 chapters, 300 maps and 100 images regarding the conservation history of water, land, energy, air quality and public health in the state.  They also will focus on comments about local topics of special interest to Dallas Metroplex residents.  

Todd has practiced as an environmental attorney, served as executive director of the Conservation History Association of Texas, and was the co-editor of The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation (Texas A&M Press 2010).  Ogren, a biologist and geographer, is the founder and principal of Siglo Group, a firm that helps clients integrate natural systems into land planning and design.

Everyone is welcome. Free. 


Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Coexisting with Our Wild Animal Neighbors - Dallas

Sep 13 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
1401 Stemmons Avenue Weiss Auditorium (across from Pavilion 3)
Dallas , TX

In light of the increased interest in wildlife activity in North Oak Cliff, Twelve Hills Nature Center and Methodist Dallas Medical Center are sponsoring a talk by urban biologist Brett Johnson on the topic of co-existing with our wild animal neighbors in Dallas.

The presentation will cover how to help with wildlife conservation in the city, and how you can reduce negative wildlife interactions. There will be a Q&A following.

Brett Johnson has worked for 12 years as urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He joined the city of Dallas in 2015 as the senior environmental coordinator/urban biologist for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Brett is one of the country’s leading experts on urban coyotes.

Doors open at 6:30. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP: Parking will be available in Parking Lot B.

September 15, 2016

Zero Waste Fort Worth: Solid Waste Management Plan Forum - Fort Worth

Sep 15 2016 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

The third and final public meeting will give residents a chance to share their input on one of Fort Worth's largest green initiatives to date: The Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan.


The draft plan can be found here:


Scheduled to be held at the Botanic Garden Auditorium, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., the meeting will cover ways that the new Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan can address quality of life and ensure a healthy environment now and into the future. The goal is to increase landfill diversion by reducing, reusing, and recycling as much waste as possible.


Recommendations for comments: 


1) the city's goal is 40% landfill diversion in 20 years, we are recommending a goal of 60% 

2) add organic waste to the bin pickup program (organic waste is a huge component of landfill waste; just think about all the food and coffee grounds you throw away)

3) require all businesses to recycle/compost (if all businesses, including restaurants and manufacturers were to recycle/compost, another huge waste stream is diverted)

4) require all multi-family residences to provide ample recycling/composting opportunities (the current ordinance requiring all units of 8 or more doesn't specify that the complex provide ample bins)

5) require recycling of construction debris/waste

6) require all schools to recycle/compost (again, another huge component of our waste stream can be diverted)


Zero Waste Fort Worth is a group created to promote the principles of zero waste. Please see and like the FB page to read more about the zero waste concept.

September 16, 2016

North Texas Corporate Recycling Awards: gR3een Awards - Dallas

Sep 16 2016 - 10:00am

Check website for details.

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