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.

Guest speaker Ricky Bradley, the Regional Coordinator, Group Leader and Information Technology Director of the local office of Citizens Climate Lobby.  

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club leadership committee will also have an update on legislative items concerning fracking and other issues, an opportunity to help save sea turtles affected by the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, and how you can donate recyclable items to Terra Cycle and help raise funds for the group.

Info: Co-chairpersons Brandon Morton at brandonmorton@gmail.com or Harrison Wicks at harrisonwicks@gmail.com, or the Communications and Membership Coordinator Brandi Price at brandireneeprice@gmail.com

Dallas Green Drinks hosts their July mixer at Green Grocer.

Editor's Note: This local green market has been reaching out to the community for support to stay in business. Read about Green Grocer in Green Source DFW.

Learn about BRIT’s research programs, herbarium, libraries, educational programs and sustainable building. BRIT is green from the ground up; learn how and why as you tour BRIT's amazing LEED platinum home. The Fort Worth Sierra Club will be joining a public tour that is given the first Saturday of each month. Must RSVP before July 1. RSVPs will be closed after that date. Meet at the main entrance. Info: Diane Lancaster, at dianelan@gmail.com or 817-845-4139.  

The follow up movie to the classic "Who Killed the Electric Car" is about the remarkable return of the electric car and four entrepreneurs who drove it.

FWLNA welcomes Zac Trahan, director of Texas Campaign for the Environment’s DFW office, to discuss local impacts of the recent Texas Legislature.

He will speak specifically on HB 40, legislation providing that the state has preemption authority over oil and gas regulations. The new law holds that current and proposed city and other  political subdivision ordinances that place regulations on oil and gas activities are only allowed if they are commercially reasonable.

There will also be an overview of the legislative session as a whole and its impact on cities and neighborhoods.

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