May 15 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.

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker - Dallas (Thru July 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. 

READ THE GREEN SOURCE DFW ARTICLE

Keep Dallas Beautiful: Volunteer for Green Team @ Byron Nelson (May 7-25) - Dallas

May 7 2018 - 8:00am to May 25 2018 - 6:00pm

The Keep Dallas Beautiful Community Green members have opportunities to volunteer at the Byron Nelson PGA golf tournament in two different areas: 

May 7-25

Course Steward Team: On the course, riding in a golf cart 

All Volunteers 

- Set up and remove waste stations on event grounds. - Service stations and haul waste to collection areas 

during event.
- Volunteers will work in groups of 2 and be responsible for an assigned area. 

 

May 12 - May 21
Materials Sorting Team: Behind the scenes recycling 

- Sort waste bags from event grounds. 

- Materials sorted into recycling, compost, and waste streams. 

- (1) T Shirt provided for each volunteer
- Water and Gloves provided.
- Volunteer will be responsible for providing their own food.
- Minimum Age - 16
- Shifts will be 8-10 hours long with (2) 15-minute breaks and (1) 30-minute lunch break. 

However, if you and a friend want to split a shift, have one person signup and contact Wendy@KeepDallasBeautiful.net with your arrangements. 

Signup and list Keep Dallas Beautiful as the organization using this QR Code or www.bit.ly/KDB_at_Byron 

Info: BrendaFinch@KeepDallasBeautiful.net

469-569-5440 Mobile

Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts: Inspired by Nature Exhibit - Mansfield

May 7 2018 - 9:00am to May 22 2018 - 5:00pm
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Ln
Mansfield , TX

Six local artists display artwork inspired by nature in various mediums.

Reception May 12, 6-8 p.m.

Info: Victoria Ligon, crystalcreek@me.com.

ACTION ALERT! 350 Dallas: Chase Shareholders Meeting Protest - Plano

May 15 2018 - 9:00am
8181 Communications Parkway
Plano , TX

JPMorgan Chase - the biggest financier of extreme fossil fuels on Wall Street - is bringing its top executives and shareholders to DFW area. Join the rally outside Chase’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in Plano.

The Truth About Your Tap Water - Garland

May 15 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Plaza Theatre
521 W State St Downtown
Garland , TX

The leadership of Safer Water North Texas will provide the background story to their group that grew to 12 thousand members in three weeks. They will also share the future goals for the group. There will be a SWNTX table to fill out the survey and talk with leaders of the group.

Dr Neil Carmen is a PhD in Bio-Chemistry he is coming from Austin. Dr Carman will speak on Trihalomethanes, Chloramines, Fluoride and more. He is a leader in the Sierra Club. The local Sierra Club Leader and the Local CleanWater.org group leader will share a table and answer questions about their group’s goals and how they want to work towards SAFER WATER!

John Abernathy is a SWNTX member, and a concerned resident in the North Texas Municipal Water District. He believes the best path to change is a city by city law that causes the cities to deliver a higher level of safe water. John will deliver a slide presentation he named "Home Rules=HomeRuns" Subtitle Water for the Rich and Poor. A table will be set up where interested people can talk with John in more detail 

A table will be set up for people to share the facts about the negative reactions their furry friends experienced. We are expecting to have a Veterinarian at this event to speak about toxic water and pet health. (we will update the event when this is confirmed)

Dr Paul Connett PhD will bring the crowd up-to-date information about the lawsuit against the EPA.