A free, family-oriented event, helps build a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness, and promotes stewardship across North Texas. Free.

 The Texas Environmental Leadership Awards recognize true stewards of environmental change in Texas – individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses developing and maintaining programs involving recycling, composting, sustainable materials management, public education and outreach, special event recycling – and so much more. Applications are due Friday, August 28th by 5pm. Award winners will be honored at a special ceremony in Austin in November.

Why Should You Apply for STAR's 2015 Environmental Leadership Awards?? We'll Give You 6 Reasons...

1. You work hard every day to increase recycling rates across Texas. You should get credit for that! We know that your job can be demanding and often times, thankless. Well, we're here to thank you! You should feel good about what you do and we want to play a part in making that happen.

2. Winning awards helps to boost morale. If you have an office full of stellar employees who have been working especially hard on a project, nominate them for an award! They will feel appreciated and grateful that you recognized their efforts.

Come browse the stalls at the Dallas Farmers Market and visit local vendors, artisans and groups that will provide useful information on ways to help reduce your environmental footprint, save money and live healthy.  

Vendors interested in booth space should contact: Freddie Ortiz, 214-670-4168 or freddie.ortiz@dallascityhall.com.

Check website for updates. 

Seed Mixer! Chapter Board Election & Future Prairie Goals

This meet-up, we are going to have a seed mixer. This is a fun way to exchange seeds, learn about some of our prairie plants and visit with each other about what we love! We will also have a quick election to get chapter board members in place. The Fort Worth chapter has accomplished a lot. In fact, we've accomplished all the goals that the founding steering committee set forth in early 2015. Now, it's time to pass the reins to a newly-elected Board & hear from you what you'd like the chapter to accomplish in the future.

Directed by international famed Akira Kurosawa and starring Richard Gere, Rhapsody in August, remembering the bombing of Nagasaki in the WWII, is presented by First Tuesday Social Justice Films. The 1991 film is in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. Free. 

Info: JudAnnWat@sbcglobal.net. FirstTuesdayFilms.org.

Residents are invited to attend the City of Arlington’s Urban Drilling Educational Forum.

In an effort to increase transparency, the Urban Drilling Educational Forum will provide attendees with information on the roles and responsibilities of the local and state regulating authorities in urban drilling.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to listen to panelists, view presentations and ask questions about the regulation of urban drilling.

Representatives from the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the City of Arlington (COA) are scheduled to participate.

Randy Johnson will discuss pollinators and native plants, and offer an easy, common-sense template for plant selection and landscape design.

Directions:  http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting 

Awards recognize people in Dallas, Fort Worth and other Sierra Clubs across the state plus other organizations who are doing extraordinary work for the environment.

Info: Rita Beving, rita.beving@gmail.com or 214-557-2271

Class geared to those who are new to Texas or are new to camping. The class will cover the basics: Texas essentials, gear and equipment, local activities, great regional resources and areas to camp. Free.

Emily Leftwich, community outreach coordinator for the city of Fort Worth, will talk about all aspects of recycling in Fort Worth. Learn about the free rewards program through Recyclebank. Get answers on common recycling questions. Free.