Sep 15 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.

Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful: Photo Contest

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Oct 1 2018 - 5:00pm

NRH photographers of all ages are invited to capture North Richland Hills’ beautiful environment, eclectic architecture, active people and vibrant community life. Submit high resolution photos via email to:

KNRHB@nrhtx.com
1st place prizes: $50 gift card 2nd place prizes: $25 gift card 

See photo categories and requirements at www.nrhtx.com/photocontest 

Info: 817-427-6651 

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Public Comment on West Texas Nuclear Waste Storage Application

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Nov 19 2018 - 5:00pm

Comment on the zombie application to the NRC by Waste Control Specialists, now filing as Interim Storage Partners (the partner is Orano, a French company), to store nuclear waste at their facility in Andrews County TX. UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Nov 19.

See http://nonuclearwasteaqui.org/ and comment online at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0231-0187

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Public Comment on VW Settlement Plan

Sep 12 2018 - 7:00am to Oct 9 2018 - 5:00pm

Before October 8, comment on the draft TCEQ plan for using VW settlement money. See https://www.sierraclub.org/texas/blog/2018/08/state-releases-210-million...

Comment at http://vwsettle@tceq.texas.gov

Hip Pocket Theatre: Wind in the Willows - Fort Worth

Sep 14 2018 - 8:00pm to Sep 30 2018 - 9:15pm
Hip Pocket Theatre
1950 Silver Creek Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Hip Pocket's outdoor theater presents: Wind in the Willows. Tired of Spring cleaning, Mole ventures out of his burrow to the river bank where he befriends the resourceful Rat, and together they set off on an adventure and encounter the bad-tempered Badger, the troublesome Toad, and a host of cunning weasels.

By Kenneth Grahame (art by Michael Hague). Adapted and Directed by John Murphy (World Premiere).

 

Tarrant Regional Water District: Trinity Trash Bash - Fort Worth

Sep 15 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Fort Worth , TX

Time: Cleanup 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and After Party 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

T-shirt cutoff date: Aug. 29

Online Registration cutoff date: Sept. 12

After party info:

·       11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion

·       Wristbands will be distributed at the cleanup location sites for access to the after party

Early packet pickup info:

·       Sept. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm at Glazer Building

Info:  Annette.Kirk@trwd.com

Howard Garrett: Health, Home & Garden Expo - Dallas

Sep 15 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Plano Event Center
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano , TX

Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor, and Martie Whittekin, Healthy by Nature, are presenting a new, bigger, more exciting and comprehensive event to benefit our bodies, families, homes, gardens and environment.

See speakers and activities on website.

Buy your ticket online today and save $5 off your $10 ticket.

Info: Doug Sheldon at doug@dirtdoctor.com or 866-444-3478.

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Healthy Hippie: Birthday Bash - Watauga

Sep 15 2018 - 10:00am to Sep 16 2018 - 6:00pm
The Healthy Hippie
6600 Denton Hwy Ste 210
Wautauga , TX

Vegetarian/vegan cafe celebrates one year with a festival style party on the lawn of Park Ridge Plaza shopping center with live music, veg-friendly food, giveaways, contests.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Pollinator Plant Sale - Dallas

Sep 15 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Find more than 600 varieties of rare native and adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Many can’t be found in local nurseries. Become a member of Texas Discovery Gardens and you'll get access to the Members’ Plant Sale that allows you to shop before the Saturday rush. Members also receive 10 percent off plants.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Real-Life Long term Solar Performance - Dallas

Sep 15 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presenters: NTREG members Larry Howe and Bill Neukranz

Larry will speak about his system's performance compared to local solar energy. When anyone installs solar electric equipment, they have expectations of its impact on reducing the utility bills. Larry will discuss his expectations, and compare what his sysetm was predicted to do, compared to years of performance measurements.

Bill will talk about performance difference between "string" and "'micro&quo;t inverters. (What is an "inverter", "micro-inverter", and "string" inverter? See our "Glossary page for definitions!) When during the year can you obtain maximum solar energy production? (This will surprise most people!) What happens when you install solar panels facing different directions from each other? For the more technically inclined, Bill will talk about a do-it-yourself energy monitoring system.

About Our Presenters:

Larry Howe co-founder of Plano Solar Advocates, a grassroots non-profit volunteer group of Plano citizens. Their mission is to increase awareness and use of Solar Energy for electricity generation in Plano. Larry has had solar energy equipment on his home for six years. Larry is a retired electrical engineer, having spent the majority of his career in the telecom industry.

Bill Neukranz worked for Texas Instruments for three decades, where (among other duties) he was responsible for managing energy and manufacturing automation. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue, and an MBA degree from the University of Dallas.

Event Website:

Oliver Nature Park: Leave the Leaves - Mansfield

Sep 15 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Learn composting basics. Produce Earth-friendly organic fertilzier. $9.

ACTION ALERT! Hella Shrine Circus Protest - Mesquite

Sep 15 2018 - 11:30am to Sep 16 2018 - 5:30pm
Mesquite ProRodeo
1818 Rodeo Dr,
Mesquite , TX

Animal activists will be handing out leaflets at this circus that features elephants, bears and horses.

Sept. 15 Protest

Sept. 16 Protest 

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour Volunteer Training - Dallas

Sep 15 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

The DFW Solar Tour is produced by an all-volunteer team of dedicated solar advocates. Because the tour has grown to be the largest renewable energy tour in Texas, this year's tour will involve approximately 150 people in various capacities! Too many for individual trainings! Because of our expanded Education Centers "hub" concept and new procedures, there will be an Orientation & Training meeting where you can pick up your Tour yard signs, T-shirts, and materials for Tour Day.

12 p.m. - Tour Committee meeting

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - All Hosts and Volunteers - Orientation & Training, followed by distribution of Tour yard signs, T-shirts

(Note: Even if you have previously been a host or volunteer, there are changes this year you must be aware of.)

1:15 - 1:30 pm Tour Committee meeting.

RSVP:  info@dfwsolartour.org

Info: Esther McElfish, 817-495-2260, e_mcelfish@yahoo.com

NTX Municipal Water Saving District: Seed Saving is the Bomb - Seagoville

Sep 15 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Many of our native or adapted plants and wildflowers can be propagated easily by seed. Learn the basic challenges and rewards of seed saving including seed selection, harvesting strategies, germination and dormancy requirements, as well as planting times and techniques for successful reproduction of some of our favorite Texas plants. We’ll have a ball making our own Texas native wildflower seed bombs and throwing them at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Free.

350Dallas: Meeting - Dallas

Sep 15 2018 - 2:00pm
TreeHouse Dallas
Walnut Hill/I-75
Dallas , TX