March 9, 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)

Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm to May 12 2019 - 10:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

March 13, 2019

EarthX: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas

Mar 13 2019 - 8:00am to Apr 28 2019 - 6:00pm
Earth X
Fair Park
Dallas , TX

Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 26-28 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest. 

Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.

"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."

Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, melinda.garde@earthx.org

 

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April 1, 2019

Whole Earth Provision Co.: State Park Month - Dallas

Apr 1 2019 - 9:00am to Apr 30 2019 - 5:00pm
See website for Dallas locations Dallas , TX

Throughout April, visit any of the 7 Whole Earth Provision Co. stores (2 in Dallas) to pick up a free state park guide and make donations to Texas State Parks. Donations are accepted in any amount, but if you donate $20, $50, or $100, Whole Earth will give you a nice “thank you” bonus or two or three (while supplies last)! 

Donate $20 or more and receive a $5 Texas State Parks Gift Card that can be used toward park passes, entrance fees or park store purchases.

Donate $50 or more and receive 2 bonus gifts – a Whole Earth branded Nalgene bottle, and a $5 state parks gift card! 

Donate $100 or more and receive 3 bonus gifts – a Ft. Lonesome custom Texas patch, a Whole Earth Nalgene water bottle and a $5 state parks gift card 

April 6, 2019

City of Mansfield: Mulch Madness - Mansfield

Apr 6 2019 - 8:30am to Apr 20 2019 - 11:30am
24 N. Mitchell Street
Mansfield , TX

Mulch Madness is a free mulch giveaway program for Mansfield residents. Residents must bring their own containers and and load their own mulch.

Proof of residency required

Info: water@mansfieldtexas.gov

April 10, 2019

Texas Master Naturalist, Elm Fork Chapter: Training Program (Deadline July 26) - Denton

Apr 10 2019 - 7:00am to Jul 26 2019 - 5:00pm

Applications are being accepted for this year’s Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter training program. The 12-week training program starts on Aug. 27 and goes through Nov. 12. Each session is six hours of study on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course includes four field trips; Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area and the City of Denton’s Water Reclamation facility. 

Each classroom session focuses on a unit from the extensive Texas Master Naturalist textbook, edited by representatives from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife, which each member-in-training will receive. 

Sessions include topics such as Ecological Regions of Texas, Geology and Soils of Texas, Archeology, Native Plants, Ornithology, Herpetology, Aquatic Systems, Texas Water Resources Download the training application.

$150 and includes all training materials, classroom instruction, field trips and first year membership with the Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter. 

Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted. Once submitted, each application is reviewed. Applicants will be notified upon acceptance. Enrollment is limited to 30.

Info: Master.Naturalist@dentoncounty.com or 940-349-2883

April 18, 2019

EarthxFilm Festival: Dallas

Apr 18 2019 - 7:00pm to Apr 28 2019 - 10:00pm

EarthxFilm kicks off EarthX's 11-day celebration with an ambitious film festival, featuring 17 feature films and 30 shorts along with interactive media.

READ THE GREENSOURCE DFW STORY on EarthxFilm.

Notably, The River and the Wall, a documentary by filmmaker Ben Masters. which follows his 1,200 mile trip along the Rio Grande on the Texas border, will be screening on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perot Museum and April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hall of State.

READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW ARTICLE on The River and the Wall.

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April 20, 2019

W.P. Bluebird Festival: Wills Point

Apr 20 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Downtown Wills Point Wills Point , TX

Bluebird themed festival with pageant and car show.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Prairie Rose Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Glen Rose

Apr 20 2019 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Glen Rose Courthouse Square Glen Rose , TX

Shop for native plants. Native plants for shade presentation at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Keep Grapevine Beautiful: Earth Day Celebration - Grapevine

Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Town Square Gazebo
325 S. Main St.
Grapevine , TX

Family event at Town Square Gazebo in downtown Grapevine featuring educational presentations and vendors to will help us learn to live more environmentally friendly. Held in partnership with Keep Grapevine Beautiful and Grapevine’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. 

Bank of America: Free Document Shredding - Plano

Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Christ United Methodist Church
3101 Coit Road
Plano , TX

There is no limit to the documents you can bring for shredding. The only limit is time or the truck getting full. So we would recommend come fast if you have a lot of documents to shred.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Shred old/unnecessary personal items.

The shredding event takes place at the same location and the timing overlaps with the city of Plano's electronic recycling event (9-11 a.m.) which is also open to the community. You don't have to be a Plano resident to participate.

Bring: old bills, old checks, brochures, paper, file folders, credit card offers, photos, dated bank statements, old tax info, post-its, envelopes, newspaper.

Info: rashida.roberson@bankofamerica.com

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate: Free Shopping Bags - Waco

Apr 20 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Waco Downtown Farmers Market
500 Washington Ave
Waco , TX

We have about 750 bags and expect to give most away. Please arrive early. If you have one but need more, that’s acceptable New medium blue bag design with logo on back.

Info: anorthc@aol.com

Friends of Acton Nature Center: Nature Run - Granbury

Apr 20 2019 - 10:00am
5650 Matlock Rd
Granbury , TX

11th annual 5K.

 

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Native Plant Sale - Cedar Hill

Apr 20 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, , TX

Find a variety of native Texas plants that use less water and provide habitat for wildlife. Members of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center get early admission at 9:30 a,m.

Again this year, we will offer plants for pre-sale so you can be sure the plant you want doesn't sell out. 

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Penitentiary Hollow Hike - Dallas

Apr 20 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Lake Mineral Wells State Park Mineral Wells , TX

Jeff Quayle will be leading an adventurous hike to Lake Mineral Wells State Park to Penitentiary Hollow. This will be a moderate hike through Penitentiary Hollow. Hiking boots and long pants is preferred, so be prepared for a lot of exploring off of the main trails. Weather permitting. Trees and understory species will be leafed out, so we may be dodging some brush and greenbriar. Be prepared to explore some nook and crannies of the hollows. We will be observing our native ferns in the area and other natives in the park, including a few rare species. Must pay park entrance fee.

RSVP: Jeff at squaylei2000@gmail.com or 817-729-0283. Meet in the parking lot to the picnic area/Penitentiary Hollow by 10 a.m.

Dallas Vegan Roundup: North Texas Vegan Potluck Picnic - Grapevine

Apr 20 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Trawick Pavilion
2700 Darren G Medlin Trail
Grapevine , TX

4th annual event. Trawick Pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more! 

Your payment includes vegan burgers & hot dogs and helps pay the fee for reserving the pavilion.

Bring a vegan dish. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a potluck item after you submit payment for the event.

$6/adult ($8 after 4/12) and $4/children 4-17 ($6 after 4/12), and children 3 and under get in free.

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