February 11, 2017

Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am to Sep 4 2017 - 10:00am
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

The exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, that still has millions of living descendants today. Visitors will learn how the Maya built towering temples and created an intricate calendar system while discovering what archaeologists have uncovered about the once-hidden ancient Maya, and the unresolved questions about why these ancient cities were abandoned. Through hands-on activity stations, guests can decipher hieroglyphs, learn cultural and architectural techniques, and explore an underworld cave, ancient burial site, mural room and more. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, requires a surcharge for members and non-members. 

June 2, 2017

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)

Jun 2 2017 - 5:00pm to Jul 8 2017 - 11:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be holding their annual summer concert series June 2 – July 8 and they are looking for volunteers to assist patrons with sorting their recyclable materials. Volunteers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the performance, and can earn extra perks for volunteering at 6-plus performances. Volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training on May 31 at 6:30pm at the Botanic Garden and will need to be available from 5:45 p.m. through up to one hour after the concert ends (typically 10-10:30 p.m.) on the night of the performance. Register by May 10 at www.fwsymphony.org/citgecoteam. Info: citgecoteam@fwsymphony.org.

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June 25, 2017

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: June Luncheon - Dallas

Jun 25 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kemet Kitchen
2933 Commerce St.
Dallas , TX

All attendees pay for their meal. Your RSVP is appreciated.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Edible Wild Plants - Lewisville

Jun 25 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones and Kealy Streets
Lewisville , TX

Learn to identify the edible plants that surround us. Led by Mark Suter of Primitive Texas, the class will consist of wild plant identification walks through the natural habitats at LLELA. Emphasis will be placed on physical plant characteristics, edible plant parts, proper plant preparation, and available season of harvest. Some poisonous wild plants will also be covered, since these often grow right with the edible ones. Come join us as we explore the world of edible wild plants, and expand your diet to include these nutritious wild resources! 

Ages 12 and up. Registration is required by 11a.m. the Friday before the activity. 

$30/person, plus $5 per vehicle entry fee payable by cash or check upon arrival. 

To register: visit bit.ly/CoLRegistration and search for activity code 800000-FL, or call 972.219.3550 .

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Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Roses - Dallas

Jun 25 2017 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Dallas County Master Gardener Fran Powell will present a talk on roses.

Botany 2017 Conference: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer - Fort Worth

Jun 25 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Omni Hotel
1300 Houston St. Texas Ballroom G, H, I, J
Ft Worth , TX

The plenary speaker for Botany 2017 Conference is Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a professor of environmental and forest biology at SUNY-ESF. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and the books Gathering Moss:  A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses (2003) and Braiding Sweetgrass:  Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (2013).  She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions. The presentation is free and open to the public.

June 26, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Fort Worth

Jun 26 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Ginger Man
3716 Camp Bowie
Ft Worth , TX

North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.

This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project. 

That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).

Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.

Free.

June 27, 2017

Plano Solar Advocates: Residential Solar 101 - Plano

Jun 27 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Plano Senior Center
401 W 16th St
Plano , TX

Learn about rooftop solar energy for your home from Plano Solar Advocates at this month's monthly meeting. Is rooftop solar for you? Come to this information session to learn and ask questions! Take the first few steps to learn more here

June 28, 2017

Downwinders at Risk: Science & Socializing for Clean Air - Denton

Jun 28 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Greenhouse
600 N. Locust
Denton , TX

North Texas universities, municipalities and citizen groups, including Downwinders at Risk, is laying the foundation for a revolutionary grassroots high-tech approach to air quality monitoring that will render the current top-down system obsolete.

This new consortium proposes to build a dense grid of small, inexpensive air sensors that anyone can access for real-time air quality information. It’s currently in the running for a $3 million National Science Foundation grant for two local pilot projects that will do just that. It also has two other projects involving the distribution of e-sensors in DFW already in-progress. One of these is our very own Wise County Ozone Project. 

That’s why we’re bringing the good news of this new consortium to you in three public events. (June 22, Dallas, June 26, Fort Worth; and June 28, Denton).

Not only are we laying out the concept as it was presented to the National Science Foundation, but we’ll have some of the consortium’s leading researchers at each event to field your questions, and displays of some of the new generation of e-sensor air monitors being used.

Free.

July 7, 2017

STAR North Texas: 2017 North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards - Nomination Deadline

Jul 7 2017 - 5:00pm

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2017 STAR North Texas Recycling Leadership Awards. The 2017 Award winners will be honored during an Awards Luncheon in August 2017 and the winners will be eligible to progress to the State Level STAR Awards Competition. These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, communities, and businesses for developing or maintaining programs involving recycling and other sustainability efforts in North Texas.  

Below please find the link to download the complete application packet which includes application procedures, detailed award descriptions, scoring evaluation systems for each category, and judging considerations. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM July 7th, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKET

Please email completed applications to STARNTXAwards@gmail.com   

July 8, 2017

Dallas Zero Waste: Household Hazardous Waste - Dallas

Jul 8 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am
5910 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas , TX

There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at the BOPA events.

July 10, 2017

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve - Fort Worth

Jul 10 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Amon G. Carter YMCA
512 Lamar St
Ft Worth , TX

Presenter: Bob Mione of Connemara Conservancy

Bob’s presentaion will deal with the detailed history of restoration attempts at the 72 acre nature preserve. Removal of invasives, both chemically and via solarization, the use of a “no till drill,” using a greenhouse to start seedlings, irrigation techniques, seed choices, mowing techniques and other aspects of native grass and wild flower restoration are discussed. Recent focus on restoring habitat for monarch butterflies and bees is highlighted.

August 18, 2017

City of Dallas: Deadline to Enter Water-wise Landscape Tour - Dallas

Aug 18 2017 - 5:00pm

Dallas Water Utilities is accepting entries for its 23rd annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour. The tour to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water. See website for entry information and judging criteria to enter your landscape in this year’s tour.

October 14, 2017

City of Dallas: Water-wise Landscape Tour - Dallas

Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am

The tour educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water.

November 3, 2017

Dallas County Community College District: Sustainability Conference - Lancaster

Nov 3 2017 - 8:00am
Cedar Valley College
3030 N. Dallas Ave
Lancaster , TX

The theme this year is sustainable cities/resilience/environmental justice. Our keynote Speaker will be Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization of Hip Hop Caucus 

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