May 25, 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

October 19, 2019

Perot Museum: Origins - Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind - Dallas

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am to Mar 22 2020 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives (Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi) will come to the U.S. from South Africa this fall for the first, and likely only, time to be featured in the limited-run exhibition.

November 2, 2019

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Gail Norfleet: Made in Layers - Dallas (Thru Dec. 7)

Nov 2 2019 - 10:00am to Dec 7 2019 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road
Dallas , TX

Plexiglass continues to be a foundational element in Gail Norfleet's work. The clear material is the surface upon which she applies paint and collage, and its inherent transparency allows light to illuminate multiple layers. Working on the front and back, and on two panels, creates a real space. In this exhibition, Norfleet places familiar still life subjects (flowers, vases, birds) in front of brightly rendered landscapes and surreal interiors. The subjects originating from life are playfully manipulated into impossible yet compelling compositions.

Artist Talk: Nov. 16 at 11 a.m.

November 25, 2019

City of Mansfield: Holiday Grease Roundup - Mansfield (Nov. 25 thru Jan. 6)

Nov 25 2019 - 12:00am to Jan 6 2020 - 11:45pm
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Don't pour your holiday grease down the drain! Grease clogs your pipes and can even cause sewer backups. Protect your home, city and environment by recycling it during this regional collection event. Collected cooking oil and grease will be used to create biodiesel or turn it into biogas for energy production. Follow the signs on Wisteria Street and drop off your used oil at the collection station outside the gate near the dumpster.

December 6, 2019

Climate Strike: Dallas

Dec 6 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St
Dallas , TX

Hosted by: Townview High School Earthling Club, Sunrise Movement Dallas, Zero Hour Dallas, Fridays For Future, Booker T. Washington High School Political Activism Club and Black Student Union, 350Dallas

One week after the second nationwide global climate strike on Black Friday, Nov. 29, youth climate strikers and activists, joined by allies from across DFW, will march and host a Greater Dallas Climate Action Strike/Rally in front of Dallas City Hall. The rally marks a day of global action as world leaders gather at COP25, the United Nation’s annual climate change conference in Madrid, Spain to fully develop the implementation guidelines of the 2015 Paris Agreement. President Trump has recently notified the UN, stating he intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, making the U.S. the only country in the world which would not be part of the climate plan to keep warming to 1.5 degrees. 

Youth from Townview High School, along with other local schools, environmental organizations, and citizen groups, will call upon cities, counties, school districts, public transit, businesses, and individuals within the DFW metroplex to take immediate and strong action on climate change. They will thank the City of Dallas for moving forward on a Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) and ask them to adopt effective and equitable solutions with a quick timeline. Recent science has indicated that we have less time than previously thought to slash greenhouse gas emissions before we pass a tipping point triggering abrupt, irreversible and severe climate changes. Students and groups are calling on everyone to take all available actions necessary to address this climate emergency. 

The rally and strike are a part of the Fridays For Future and Sunrise Movement with eyes toward building their climate justice momentum into the critical 2020 election year. Fridays For Future's goal is to demand climate action worldwide while the Sunrise Movement's aim is to seek and support candidates who recognize the nation’s current climate emergency, embrace the Green New Deal, and commit to stand up to secure a safe and livable future for all nationwide.

Press event 4 p.m.

Sunrise Dallas: Launch - Dallas

Dec 6 2019 - 6:00pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St
Dallas , TX

The Sunrise Movement is building an army of young people to tackle climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Socialize and learn how you can be involved at the Dallas launch.

December 7, 2019

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Primitive Fire - Pilot Point

Dec 7 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 PW 4137 Isle du Bois Unit
Pilot Point , TX

Lone Star Broads: Holiday Party & Fundraiser - McKinney

Dec 7 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
1216 Roadrunner Dr
Little Elm , TX

Lone Star Broads, the North Texas chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, is hosting a holiday gathering. 

Info: Brenda Armstrong, lonestarbroads@gmail.com or 940-231-6680

December 9, 2019

ACTION ALERT! EPA: Hearing on Haze Rule for Coal Plants - Dallas

Dec 9 2019 - 1:00pm
The Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street Room 5220
Dallas , TX

EPA is holding a hearing in Dallas on a supplemental proposed Texas Regional Haze Plan. This proposal is a third attempt by EPA here in Texas to concoct a rule that might stick but still gives polluters a free pass. This new proposal would continue to allow air pollution at levels that would contaminate our national parks like Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains and harm your health in Dallas and across the state

Tell EPA why our national parks are important to you, and that requiring pollution reduction from each outdated coal plant is necessary to cleaning up the skies. 

Contact Jennifer Huser (214) 665–7347or huser.jennifer@epa.gov, if you wish to speak. You can also post comments online before January 13, 2020.

December 10, 2019

Dallas Sierra Club: Dallas' Green Energy Policy and the Environmental & Climate Action Plan - Farmers Branch

Dec 10 2019 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Building H, Geotechnology Institute building
Farmers Branch , TX

Susan Alvarez, assistant director for the City of Dallas' Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability, briefs group on Dallas' Green Energy Policy and the status of the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Victoria Howard, musical.mama@yahoo.com

December 12, 2019

EarthX & DCCCD Sustainable U: Energy Efficiency - Dallas

Dec 12 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Richland College
12800 Abrams Road Uvalde Blog, Rm 103
Dallas , TX

The Sustainable U series continues with Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings.

Discussions will focus on building energy efficiency and LEED certifications.  

 

City of Mansfield: Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off - Mansfield (Thru Dec. 14)

Dec 12 2019 - 3:00pm to Dec 14 2019 - 3:00pm
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

The Environmental Collection Center is the City's permanent drop off facility for unwanted household hazardous materials (anything with a warning label), electronics and recyclables. This facility is operated by the City's Environmental Services Department and is open the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and the Thursday and Friday before the second Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 3-7pm

Friday, Dec. 13, 3-7pm

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10am-3pm

 

Holiday Grease Roundup

November 25 - January 6

 

AWMA & STEP: DFW Enviro-Mixer - Grapevine

Dec 12 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Hop and Sting Brewery
906 Jean St
Grapevine , TX

Air & Water Mgt Association and Society of Texas Environmental Professionals host this event.

Enjoy games such as ping pong, darts, lawn games.

Admission: Donation to local charity

Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter: Fire Ecology and Prairie Restoration - McKinney

Dec 12 2019 - 7:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Learn how prescribed fire is being used to restore prairie environments in our local area.

The speaker will be Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager for the Nature Conservancy.  Learn about fire effects, prairie biodiversity and how using prescribed fire reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire. A brief Chapter meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by Brandon talk. 

Info: communications@bptmn.org

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Fort Worth Audubon Society: Bird Food with Wings: The Importance of Moths - Fort Worth

Dec 12 2019 - 7:30pm
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Ft Worth , TX

Speaker: Sam Kieschnick, an urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Insects are a crucial part of the diet of most birds at some time in their lives. In this program, learn about one of the most important groups of insects for birds (hint – moths). Although not quite as famed as their day-flying cousins, moths are tremendously diverse and have some magnificent patterns. 

In the DFW area, we have documented over 800 species of moths. Learn ways you can manage your habitat to encourage moth diversity and find out some ways that you can document and identify the various species that you might see. 

Sam Kieschnick previously worked as a nature educator with the City of Mansfield at Oliver Nature Park, as a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, as a science interpreter with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, as a botanist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College. He has a master’s degree from Tarleton State University studying the genetics of pocket gophers. As an urban wildlife biologist, Sam’s focus will be on three A’s: awareness, appreciation and action.

DIRECTIONS:

Take Camp Bowie and turn north onto Clifton St. (first street east of Montgomery). Be sure to use take the first parking entrance north off Clifton that is on your left (west) side (there will be a parking attendant structure as you drive in). You can park anywhere there is an available spot even when marked as reserved as our meetings are outside of normal hours for the school. Enter the RES building ground floor at the northwest corner of this parking lot, turn right and go down the hall keeping the south-facing windows on your right, and we’ll be in the first lecture hall you come to, with a prominent FWAS sign to lure you in. Here is a link to the campus map (where the RES building is easy to spot): 

 

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