The Texas Railroad Commission governs all oil and gas activities including the building of pipelines within the state. The RRC is up for Sunset Review this coming legislative session. Sunset works by setting a date on which an agency is abolished unless the Legislature passes a bill to continue it. Sunset staff evaluates the agency and issues recommendations for positive change. The Commission considers the recommendations, hears public testimony and decides on a package of changes to bring to the full Legislature.

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.  

Created by local Hispanic writers, directors and producers, this short film is the second in a series exploring the many ways North, Central and South America were historically unified. The "Our Americas" series is an independently-produced documentary series showcasing the different connections throughout the Americas.

"Ideally, the documentaries will show how we all belong together as one continent," says director Alex Garcia Topete of Nowadays Orange Productions.

Family friendly event with a focus on its ecofriendly exhibitors and education. More than forty vendors will showcase their green products and services. Classes and demonstrations on environmental awareness will take place throughout the day. Ecofest Arlington will also have many children's activities including games, crafts and educational presentations. The city will be giving away trees while supplies last. Free.

Do you have concerns about the Railroad Commission and how fracking and other oil & gas oversight is handled in our state?

Legislators and their staff will be invited. The public will be able to voice their concerns about the RRC.

Registration is at 6:30 and the town hall is at 7 pm.  This event is being hosted by Public Citizen, Earthworks, and Sierra Club.

Info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com

World's largest eco-fest featuring hundreds of green organizations and businesses, speakers, films, food and kid's activities. Free.

Brett Cummins, Brookhaven and North Lake adjunct professor of geology, discusses weather and climate basics and their effect on water resources.

John McCuin, associate professor of physics at Dallas Baptist University, highlights climate measurement and change dynamics.

David Griggs, Brookhaven adjunct professor of government and criminal justice, presents the politics surrounding climate and its dynamics.

Sponsored by the Brookhaven College STEM Institute and Institute for Politics Studies.

6th annual Earth Day Fest at Brookhaven College featuring local vendor booths, service agencies, music and food.

EDT provides a day of fun, free activities and information to help ordinary people learn practical ways to improve the health of the planet and that of their children.

This year’s keynote speaker is John Nikirk, who will address the topic “Healthy Diet, Happy Planet.”  His talk will explain how changing one’s diet can improve overall health, tell how human eating patterns impact the health of the planet, and give practical tips on making healthy smoothies and other nutritious but tasty foods.

Hosted by Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

Gathering of local environmental groups to exchange news. This month’s topics include:

- Denton Gas Plants? Gibbons Creek Coal Plant - Where are we now/Event at UNT on the Mar. 25

- Elections (Statewide/Local)

- TCE Fundraiser April 3

- Earth/Wind & Fire Conference Oct. 22. May carry into the 23rdd. 

Info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com

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