September 6, 2016

Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards - Voting

Sep 6 2016 - 8:00am to Sep 30 2016 - 11:45pm

Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

September 8, 2016

Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series - Dallas

Sep 8 2016 - 7:30pm to Oct 27 2016 - 9:30pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts are 7:30-9:30 p.m. for Spring/Summer concerts and from 7 - 9 p.m. for Fall concerts. Garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Due to limited space, inside seating is based on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check our homepage or ourFacebook page for updates the day of the concert.

See website for schedule.

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

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 30, 2016

Texas Outdoor Education Association: Fall Workshop

Sep 30 2016 - 8:00am to Oct 2 2016 - 5:00pm
H.E. Butt Foundation Camp Leakey , TX

Half-Price Books: Clearance Sale - Dallas

Sep 30 2016 - 9:00am to Oct 2 2016 - 6:00pm
Dallas Market Hall Dallas , TX

More than 100,000 square feet of books, music, movies and more and everything is $2 or less. Restocking daily. Free parking and admission. The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!*

Hours are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at Clearance Sale only.

Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. No coupons, promotions or HPB Gift Cards accepted. All sales are final.

October 1, 2016

City of Coppell: Sustainable Home & Garden Tour - Coppell

Oct 1 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Helping Hands Community Garden
255 Parkway Blvd (next to Coppell Town Center)
Coppell , TX

An evolution of the annual Smartscape Tour of Coppell, the Sustainable Home and Garden Tour will expand to include features such as solar, rain water catchments, compost methods and backyard habitats in addition to Smartscape design. The idea of this self-guided yard tour is to provide people the opportunity to talk to homeowners about the real impact of investing in features that can be both beneficial to the environment and cost saving. Tour goers will be able to attend all five stops or pick and choose locations that are most relevant to their interests. People who visit all stops however, will have the opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt that will qualify them to win a rain barrel or compost bin from the city of Coppell.

Free. Pick up a map from Helping Hands Community Garden between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The first 100 people will receive a green living giveaway. 

Info: Molly Bujanda,

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Fall Garden Festival - Flower Mound

Oct 1 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Trietsch Memorial UMC Family Life Center
6101 Morriss Rd.
Flower Mound , TX

Learn more about gardening and cooking healthy. Vendors, artsians, children's activities, silent auction. educational presentations. Free.

Event Website:

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour

Oct 1 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
See website for locations TX

Tour residential and commerical sites with solar installations and other sustainable features. Talk to homeowners and solar experts. Map of homes on website. Free.

Plano International Festival - Plano (A Zero Waste Event!)

Oct 1 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Haggard Park
Downtown Plano
Plano , TX

- Fitness and Wellness Fair

FREE flu shots, health screenings, fitness demos and more! 10am to 1pm

- Multicultural Festival 

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair

Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!

Don’t miss these special attractions:

• 3rd annual Fitness and Wellness Fair, from 10am to 1pmin the Courtyard Theater, will feature free health screenings and information, plus fitness demos

• Multicultural Art Exhibit with Gendercide Awareness Display

• International Family Film Screening at the Court Yard Theater at 2:30 pm presented by Indie Meme

• Reading and Robotics by Plano Public Library System

• STEM Activities and programs by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center and Sci-Tech Discovery Center

• Cricket Demos with Youth Cricket Scholarship

October 3, 2016

Oliver Nature Park: Bird Watching Hike - Mansfield

Oct 3 2016 -
7:30am to 8:30am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

October 5, 2016

Arlington Conservation Council: Monthly Meeting - Arlington

Oct 5 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W Abram St
Arlington , TX

Environmental educational presentation each month. Check website for topic.

Event Website:

October 6, 2016

Downwinders at Risk: Meet the Drones Mixer - Fort Worth

Oct 6 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
TCU Alumni Center
2820 Stadium Dr TCU Campus
Fort Worth , TX

See a fleet of local air monitoring drone and watch one take flight in a demonstration of the new technology Downwinders is using to assemble our North Texas CLEAN Air Force. Meet some of our academic partners helping to build a new DFW grassroots air quality network. 

Tickets include a drink and food. $35-$500.  


October 7, 2016

Texas Association for Environmental Education: Environmental Literacy - Success Thru Partnerships - Cedar Hill

Oct 7 2016 - 9:00am to Oct 9 2016 - 6:00pm
Northwood University Cedar Hill , TX

The campus of Northwood University is a picturesque setting near Cedar Hill State Park in southwest Dallas County. The campus has access to wooded areas with trails, a creek bed, a bedrock road cut, a pond, sports field, outdoor seating areas and of course indoor classrooms with A/V capabilities.

Keynote: interpreter Cal Martin, principal of Frog in the Pocket

See website for full schedule of sessions, short courses and field trips.

$140 for three day conference. $85 for Saturday only.

Event Website:

October 8, 2016

Perot Museum: Birds of Paradise - Dallas

Oct 8 2016 - 10:00am to Jan 8 2017 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

A science exhibition, art show and natural history display in one, Birds of Paradise, presented by Highland Capital Management, will take visitors on an expedition to a New Guinea rainforest to witness the spectacular plumage and dazzling dance moves of the family of birds known as birds-of-paradise. Through beautiful National Geographic photography, follow the adventures of two determined researchers who made 18 trips to New Guinea over eight years to complete the first survey of all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. The video and photographs they brought back, combined with the exhibition artifacts and interactive experiences, provide exciting learning opportunities for visitors of every age. Birds of Paradise requires a surcharge for members and non-members.