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 6, 2016
Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards - Voting
September 8, 2016
Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series - Dallas
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
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
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 28, 2016
Dallas 2030 District: PACE 2.0 - Dallas
The city of Dallas has launched their Property Assessed Clean Energy Finance Program. Join the Dallas 2030 District to learn more about the insider details of the new financing tool, as far as the mechanics of the application process and the specifics of PACE Commercial Real Estate. The session will be broken into a panel discussion with an introduction, first, from a dignitary from the city of Dallas. Then, Jonathon Blackburn, managing director for the Texas Pace Authority will review PACE financing for commercial building owners and tenants, followed by a detailed discussion of the tax liabilities and real estate law perspective from Ted Benn, Thompson and Knight. Last, Genevieve Rose Sherman, managing director, PACE Financial Services, will review the details of the Dallas PACE program from a lender perspective and open the discussion up for questions.
September 29, 2016
City of Dallas: Urban Bicycling - Dallas
Are you interested in getting around Dallas on a bike but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to confidently find the best routes and ride with traffic? Get the knowledge you need to take to the streets!
Come to the downtown library for a fast-paced presentation and discussion on urban biking. No bicycle or experience is required.
• the rules of the road and the rights of people on bicycles
• situational awareness and reacting to common situations
• basic principles of bicycling in traffic
• how to find bike-friendly routes
All participants will receive free safety lights!
September 30, 2016
Texas Outdoor Education Association: Fall Workshop
Half-Price Books: Clearance Sale - Dallas
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
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, MBujanda@coppelltx.gov
Denton County Master Gardener Association: Fall Garden Festival - Flower Mound
Learn more about gardening and cooking healthy. Vendors, artsians, children's activities, silent auction. educational presentations. Free.
North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour
Tour residential and commerical sites with solar installations and other sustainable features. Talk to homeowners and solar experts. Map of homes on website. Free.
October 3, 2016
Oliver Nature Park: Bird Watching Hike - Mansfield
October 6, 2016
Downwinders at Risk: Meet the Drones Mixer - Fort Worth
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
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.
October 8, 2016
Perot Museum: Birds of Paradise - Dallas
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.