Aug 11 2018

Dallas Arboretum: August Two Dollar Days - Dallas

Aug 1 2018 - 9:00am to Aug 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Dallas Arboretum offers $2 admission, $5 parking and $2 to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden during August.

Dallas Zero Waste: Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Dallas

Aug 11 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Pleasant Grove Library
7310 Lake June Rd
Dallas , TX

There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your roll cart. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste. The most common types of HHW are batteries, oil, paint and antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at this BOPA event.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Aug 11 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be provided.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.

Info: FriendsOfosgray@gmail.com

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: Plant Based Shopping 101 - Cedar Hill

Aug 11 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Sprouts Cedar Hill , TX

Learn the tips and tricks to bulk shopping, organics vs conventional and so much more. Spots are limited.

RSVP: sherri@litehousewellness.org

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Solar Double Feature - Dallas

Aug 11 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presentation 1 - by Jon Fripp, P.E.: "Use of Small-scale Solar Power as a Tool in Developing World Aid"

Jon's presentation will address the use of small scale solar power as part of developing world aid and assistance. Specifically, the design, application and use of solar power for water development, filtration and disinfection, as well as lighting, will be presented.  

Presentation 2 by Dan Lepinski, P.E.: "Off-grid Solar In Puerto Rico After Hurrican Maria"

On September 20, 2017, the lights went out in Puerto Rico. More than 3.3 million people suddenly found themselves without electricity. The outage is now listed as the worst in American history.

Many rural residents were told it would be up to two years before power may be restored in their area. Some were told power would never be back.

Within days of the impact, efforts were underway by solar energy experts to provide assistance. This presentation is the story of one of those organizations, and their results thus far to bring solar electricity to the most severely affected parts of Puerto Rico.

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Photo Tour - Glen Rose

Aug 11 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose , TX

The Photo Tour lets the photographer catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tours will go through Fossil Rim’s 1,800 acres of pastures. There are 50-plus species of animals at Fossil Rim.

Some of the animals that may be photographed include white rhinos, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebras, addax, waterbuck, giraffes, sable, axis deer and dama gazelle, just to name a few. Reservations required: 254.897.2960. Camera Club members can receive a 10-percent discount. Private tours are also available for an additional fee. $65.