Learn about the intersection of environmental and social struggles related to water, food and agriculture, economic justice and racial equality through first-hand stories of North Texans.

$25. Scholarships available. Info: climateregistration@ntuuc.org or 214-477-7291

Register: NTUUC.org/climatechanged

The Earth Day 50 Challenge campaign aims to recruit the top 50 corporations to engage in a responsible and respectful dialogue about implementing greener policies. A small change made at a big corporation, like Apple or Walmart, makes a big difference and we want these corporations to lead the charge on protecting our oceans, climate and forests. The kickoff meeting for the campaign will feature a documentary about climate change and brainstorming sessions on campaign tactics.

Info: Jake Picker, jake@changecorps.org, 858-342-3667

A community festival celebrating nature, health and education. The green outdoor event is hosted at a nature preserve featuring nature walks, booths, music, kites and more.

In many parts of the world, villagers are departing from ecologically degraded rural environments for overcrowded urban centers, leaving rural ecosystems vulnerable to further exploitation and degradation. Local NGO's have addressed these conditions, with strategies that have enabled villagers to gain a sustainable income from rural ecosystems. They tell us that rural areas need to be made more productive so that rural people can remain in the forests and maintain them. This requires sustainable village development that protects eco-system services.

Presented by Melissa Walker, Environmental Education Specialist, Public Works and Transportation, City of Arlington

Pollution prevention, Flood Awareness and Water quality issues

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known.

In partnership with CISD, students from New Tech High school will present an environmental proposal that will better our quality of life. Some ideas they've generated in the past have been to propose green walls, to paint the roofs on local buildings lighter colors and the creation of green spaces to reduce the urban heat island effect. Registration is not required. Free.

The 2016 BioBlitz at Tandy Hills Natural Area will combine cutting edge technology, biology, land conservation and community engagement in a 36-hour, round-the-clock session. The BioBlitz – the first event of its kind at Tandy Hills and one of the first such full-scale events in North Texas - will focus on documenting and preserving one of Fort Worth’s most beautiful, valuable and fragile natural treasures. Volunteers will conduct a systematic biological inventory that will serve as a planning tool for ongoing land management efforts.

Saturday, April 23 10 am-6pm

10 am

Monthly gathering of local environmental groups to share information and discuss local environmental issues.

This month's topics: 

• Denton gas plants - where are we and what can we do about the vote

• Gibbons Creek coal-fired power plant of which Garland and Denton are partners) - I need help in contacting Garland Council/officials regarding the sale/or closure of this power plant.  If Garland folks can contact me ahead of Thur., I'm happy to discuss.