Apr 18 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! EarthX - Dallas

Mar 27 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 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 20-22 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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The Welman Project: Recycled Art Contest & Exhibit - Fort Worth (Thru April 19)

Apr 17 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 19 2018 - 10:00pm
Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity River Circle Main Lobby
Ft Worth , TX

Teams of elementary and middle school students at 65 FWISD campuses have created works of art out of materials that would otherwise be trash. Vote for your favorite piece!

Art will be on display April 17-19, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Reception and viewing, April 19, 5:30 p.m. Awards, 6:30 p.m.

Free.

 

ACTION ALERT! Liveable Arlington: Oppose Reduction of Gas Well Setback - Arlington

Apr 18 2018 - 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Arlington City Hall
101 W Abram St
Arlington , TX

Arlington City Council voted down Total's request to drill 319 feet from homes and playground in March 2018. They are back asking for a permit for the same location 324 feet away this time. More than 600 Arlington residents opposed the permit last month. Ask Planning and Zoning to say no and to uphold the 600 foot distance between gas wells and protected uses in Arlington's ordinance.

Info: Ranjana Bhandari, ranjanabhandari36@gmail.com 

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Arlington Chapter: Meeting - Arlington

Apr 18 2018 - 6:00pm
Savor Coffee
1101 E Bardin
Arlington , TX

Monthly meeting of this bipartisan lobby group aimed at creating the political will for a sustainable world.

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Got Climate Change? - Fort Worth

Apr 18 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Eilene Theilig, Director of Lay and Continuing Education at Brite Divinity School, will talk about the different mechanisms that have affected climate in the past and why scientists think it is human produced greenhouse gases that are causing the warming today. Also learn what you can do to mitigate the effects of climate change.

STEAMgrown Gardens Denton: Film Screening 'Seed: The Untold Story' - Denton

Apr 18 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
UNT University Union
1155 Union Cir
Denton , TX

Join STEAMgrown Gardens, UNT Sustainability, City of Denton Sustainability and local growers for a special evening during EarthFest at the University of North Texas. Presenting SEED: The Untold Story and a panel discussion to follow with perspectives from local farmers and native seed savers.

$5 suggested donation to STEAMgrown Gardens, a nonprofit seeking to provide Monarch pollinator gardens in Denton Title 1 schools