Learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources. The event will feature various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by Going Green! Other highlights include entertainment, vendor booths, raffle and prizes. Free.

Students K thru 6: Collect and save your juice pouches for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

Memnosyne Institute presents its 4th Annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Georgeann Moss, Dallas County Community College District.

Winners in five categories will be announced in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional, Small Business Entrepreneur, Large Business or Nonprofit (Project or Program) Small Nonprofit Organization and Volunteer.  

This year marks the 30th annual Cowtown Cleanup! Started in 1985 as the Glad® Bag-a-Thon the Cowtown Cleanup is Fort Worth’s longest running cleanup now involving more than 5,000 volunteers. Picking up litter sadly does not prevent it from happening in the first place, but KFWB feels that youth that participate in litter cleanups do not grow up to be litterers. Grab some young people, find a Fort Worth location in need of some TLC, register to cleanup and receive free trash bags, gloves and T-shirts while supplies last. It takes all of us to keep Fort Worth beautiful!  Link to: www.FortWorthTexas.gov/cowtowncleanup

Hear local environmental activist Rita Beving, North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action,  present "Understanding Water in Texas," which will include water planning in Texas, both locally and statewide, as well as conservation tips.

The Region C Water Planning Group will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Texas Water Code §16.053 and as directed by an Order of the Texas Water Development Board issued on January 8, 2015. A copy of that Order may be found at https://www.twdb.texas.gov/home/tabs/doc/hot/twdb_order.pdf.

This public hearing is for the purpose of soliciting public comments on proposed revisions to the 2011 Region C Water Plan that resolve an interregional conflict – relating to the inclusion of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir Project as a recommended water management strategy in the 2011 Plan – as described in the foregoing Order. A copy of the proposed revisions to the 2011 Region C Water Plan may be found at http://www.regioncwater.org/Documents/Misc/Revision_to_2011_Region_C_Pla....

Questions and info: J. Kevin Ward, Secretary/Administrator, 817-467-4343

The RCWPG will accept written and oral comments at the public hearing. All written public comments may be submitted to the RCWPG up to and including thirty (30) days prior to Friday, February 27, 2015, and should be submitted to:

J. Kevin Ward

RCWPG Secretary/Administrator

A bus will leave Denton (6:30 am) and Fort Worth (7:30 am) to go to Austin to demand that cities get to keep local control of their ordinances be it fracking or a bag ban. $15. Info: Sharon Wilson, Earthworks, sharson@gmail.com.   

Signup at: http://www.texassharon.com/2015/02/17/say-no-big-govt-get-bus-tell-rep/

New Sierra Club chapter for residents in Denton and Collin Counties hosts this water planning meeting with water planning and conservation expert speakers from the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter and local water districts and municipalities.

Info: Brandi Price at brandirealemail@gmail.com.

PermacultureDenton is offering its first-ever Backyard/Suburban Permaculture Design & Implementation Intensive. This course is tailored to average home-owners for the implementation of Permaculture Design in their own backyards/suburban lots. This 2-day course runs from Saturday, Feb 21, through Sunday, Feb 22, 2015, covering area-specific techniques and touching on the basics of Permaculture. Class hours run 9 am to 4 pm both days. Brown-bag lunch periods will be noon to 1:00 each day. If you don't want to brown bag it, there are two organic grocery stores close by where you can grab some nourishing food and return before class continues at 1pm.

Two-day course. $150. Info: 214-404-7301 or LivingLonger@PermacultureDenton.org

Join Rev. Sam Brannon from the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and members of Fort Worth Interfaith Power & Light, in a hands-on planning workshop for the Water Captains program. Water Captains are local members of the faith community who partner with state and local leaders to make sure the Texas water planning process works for everyone. We welcome your participation. Info: Mary Kirwin 817-714-1796 or marykirwin@tx.rr.com with questions and to RSVP.

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. Free. Register online.