Sep 7 2017

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Trees - Dallas (Thru Sept. 16)

Aug 19 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 16 2017 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

This group exhibition is inspired by the Greek Proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” The exhibition will feature work by 40 artists, benefiting the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Opening reception Aug. 19, 6-8p.m. A Passion for Texas Native Trees Talk by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, will be held Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

Exhibit runs through Sept. 16.

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Inaugural Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 1 2017 - 10:00am to Oct 9 2017 - 9:00pm
Terry and Jo's Food for Thought
1121 Speight Ave
Waco , TX

Science tells us anthropogenic climate change is the existential threat of our time. Art provides the emotional expression of this environmental emergency. 

ARTISTS: Please submit a piece to this show. We explore impacts such as sea level rise, droughts, floods, famine, coral bleaching, ice loss, species extinction and superstorms. The human costs and solutions are additional appropriate topics. Your works may also be sold at this show. Email to me a photograph of any piece you would like to submit:  

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-8pm, is the Showcase evening with artists and our members present, a scientific presentation, wine and dessert. Classical guitar by Frank Exum.


UTA Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact: Bike Share Launch - Arlington

Sep 7 2017 - 7:00am
University of Texas at Arlington
7 bike sharing stations
Arlington , TX

Maverick students will be able to cruise to classes when The University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact launches a new bike-sharing program. UTA students, faculty and staff can join the bike-share program for a $25 annual fee. Bikes are then free for the first two hours of use and $1 for every hour after.

Keep Dallas Beautiful: STAR Certified Master Composter Class - Dallas

Sep 7 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 9 2017 - 3:30pm
Keep Dallas Beautiful
701 Commerce St.
Dallas , TX

This master composter class is certified by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR). Class features hands-on composting and building a composting system at the New Hope Garden at the Austin Street Center in Dallas for the homeless.

Internationally known environmental education, Larry Wilhelm is the class instructor.  Larry created this program and has taught Master Composting classes for over 25 years. Larry’s passion for a sustainable environment and depth of experience makes the course informative, motivational and entertaining.

To be eligible for certification, participants must complete 20 hours of education, 16 in-class and 4 out-of-class, as well as 20 hours of eligible volunteer activity. 

Classes will be held Sept. 7-9, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday). Additionally, there will be a 4-hour field trip on a separate day (TBD).

The $25 registration fee includes the Rodale Book of Composting and lunch.

For more information and to register online visit  KeepDallasBeautiful.NET

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Texas Chapter: Prairie Notes: Evolution of a Newsletter and its Author - Fort Worth

Sep 7 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Don Young, cofounder of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, shares the evolution of Prairie Notes, the newsletter for FOTHNA.