Sep 8 2018

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Second Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 7 2018 - 2:00pm to Sep 29 2018 - 10:00pm
Waco Winery
708 Austin Ave
Waco , TX

Art show featuring 48 environmentally themed artworks related to the climate change crisis. $2,000 in prizes. Reception Sept. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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 available.

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

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

City of Fort Worth: Yard Smart Seminar - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Learn from well-known local experts on topics such as pollinators of North Central Texas, potted plants, Texas trees and more. Attendees can question a panel of experts about gardening issues during the Ask the Experts session. A conservation garden tour will follow at 1 p.m.

Free.

City of Grand Prairie: Trash Bash at Walnut Creek - Grand Prairie

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Loyd Park @ Joe Pool Lake
3401 Ragland Rd
Grand Prairie , TX

The Trash Bash at Walnut Creek is a two-part cleanup. Volunteers may register to pick up litter while exploring either the Walnut Creek Hiking Trail or the Walnut Creek Paddling Trail. Afterward, volunteers and the community can celebrate a clean community with a party on the beach!

More details on website.

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Trash Bash - volunteer opportunity

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Beach Bash - after party

City of Coppell: Eco Explorer Drop-in Dates - Coppell

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Starting Sept. 4, drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers! Check our Facebook page for weekly themes. EcoExplorer is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bank of America: Document Shredding Event - Dallas

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Bank of America
4023 Cedar Springs Rd Cedar Springs and Knight
Dallas , TX

Community welcome to bring old bills, statements, checks, credit card offers, tax info, letterhead, brochures, file folders, post-its, paper, newspaper, envelopes, photos for shredding. Free.

Event lasts until 1 p.m. or the shred truck is full.

Info: Shannon Jenkins, 817-864-6060 or shannon.jenkins@bankofamerica.com

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City of Denton: DIY Rain Barrel Class - Denton

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater har­vesting and reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home. This class is hands on “DIY” where each participant will build and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at $50 dollars each. Rain barrels are recycled food-grade containers and are roughly 24” wide by 36” tall.

Inaugural Veg Fest OKC - Oklahoma City

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City , OK

This is the first ever VegFest in Oklahoma City and we are thrilled to be here! This festival serves as a time to celebrate, educate and promote plant-based foods, animal rights and environmental sustainability. There will be food, cooking demos, fitness, speakers, and a whole lot of fun! All welcome. Free.

READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW ARTICLE

City of Plano: Paper Document Shredding Event - Plano

Sep 8 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Jack Carter Adaptive Playground
2800 Maumelle Drive
Plano , TX

Shredding is limited to 5 (banker box size) boxes per vehicle. All major credit cards, cash and checks are accepted. $5/box.

AJ Vagabones: Neighborhood Foraging and Nature Walk - Dallas

Sep 8 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
AJ Vagabonds
336 W Eighth St
Dallas , TX

Bob Richie is an expert on the natural world around us - even here in our neighborhood! This class will start with a quick botany lesson on how to positively identify the plants we're seeking, then we'll hit the sidewalks to look for fresh and tasty plants growing naturally in our area. Bob will also discuss useful and medicinal plants found in the area too.

DFW Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Expo - Grapevine

Sep 8 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine , TX

Experts, owners and enthusiasts will be in attendance to answer questions and give visitors the chance to ride in or drive the vehicles. This experience will provide many with the opportunity to learn and explore these innovative vehicles. Those interested in learning more about EVs are encouraged to attend.

City of Mansfield: Household Hazardous Waste - Mansfield

Sep 8 2018 - 10:00am to 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.

 A full list of acceptable and unacceptable hazardous materials can be found here.

A full list of acceptable and unacceptable electronic items can be found here

A full list recyclables accepted at this facility can be found here.

Staff will be onsite to remove materials from vehicles. All participants are asked to remain in the their vehicles. Please follow the traffic flow described on the map below.

Proof of Mansfield residency is required. Driver's licenses are required.
Materials from businesses will be turned away.

City of Coppell: DIY Raised Garden Bed - Coppell

Sep 8 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Having a raised garden bed at home is a terrific way to grow small plots of flowers or vegetables without the clutter of many containers throughout your yard. A raised garden bed can provide better control of the soil quality and it is easier to remove weeds. 

Pre-registration is required through the City of Coppell Activities website.

Info: cnp@coppelltx.gov or 972-304-3581.

ACTION ALERT! 350Dallas: Rise to Action - Dallas

Sep 8 2018 - 2:00pm
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St.
Dallas , TX

Thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

18st AIRspace Artists: Decorative Diva Dolls - Dallas

Sep 8 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Gladys Harrington Library
1501 18th St
Plano , TX

Learn to design and create a small fabric doll with a twist, using various adhesives along with sculpted faces, embellishments of buttons, lace, flat gems, trimming and beads. Join us for this  family-friendly workshop with Dallas recycle artist VET.  Everyone will take away a small art doll suitable for framing. Free.

Info: artcycleclub@gmail.com, 469-300-1550

VET's Diva Dolls

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Gallery Night - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Peruse botanical art and artists during Fort Worth's Fall Gallery Night. Enjoy 'Two Views. Botanical Sculpture by Trailer McQuilkin. Botanical Art by Ann Ekstrom' in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and 'Symbiosis' by Erika Duque in the Welcome Center Gallery. We'll also have a pop up exhibit by the Fort Worth Art Collective and a pop up artisan market by 817 Arts Alliance. Doors open at 4 p.m and our reception starts at 6 p.m.