Sep 29 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.

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

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 

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).

 

Dallas Arboretum: Autumn at the Arboretum - Dallas

Sep 22 2018 - 9:00am to Nov 21 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Thousands of pumpkins, squash and gourds adorn the gardens along with scenes from The Adventures in Neverland for this annual fall display.

Texas Parks & Wildlife: STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas

Sep 28 2018 - 9:30am to Sep 30 2018 - 7:30pm
Fair Pair Dallas , TX

Volunteers needed to assist Texas Parks and Wildlife staff at the State Fair of Texas introducing youth to activities like archery, fishing and camping skills. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, parking and admission pass for the day.

Volunteer Shifts (Fri.-Sun., September 28-30, 2018)

Shift 1 (9:30am – 3pm)

Shift 2 (2:30pm-7:30pm)

Info: Lacey Estus, 512-925-4921, Lacey.Estus@tpwd.texas.gov

REGISTER HERE: 

State Fair Volunteer Link

Angler Ed/Fishing Volunteer Link

Event Website:

Dogwood Canyon: Early Morning Birding Walk - Cedar Hill

Sep 29 2018 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Dogwood Canyon
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Expert birder Chris Runk will lead an early morning bird walk. Participants will be walking both the Canyon Floor and West Loop Trail, so be prepared for up to two miles of hiking (part of this trail goes uphill). Water fountains available to fill your water bottle. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. This event is free, but donations are appreciated. Register online at dogwoodcanyonaudubon.ticketleap.com/earlymorningbirdwalk/

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Fire Ecology Bus Tour - Denton Cty

Sep 29 2018 - 8:00am
Ray Roberts Lake State Park Pilot Point , TX

Fire ecology bus tour to Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Details TBA.

Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful: Trash Bash - North Richland Hills

Sep 29 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The purpose of the Trash Bash is not only to rid the community of unsightly litter, but also to create awareness that the Trinity River and its tributaries are environmental habitats which support fish, birds and other wildlife, in addition to providing flood control during the rain season.

T-shirts, gloves, safety vests and trash bags are available for all registered volunteers. Patches are available for participating scouts, while supplies last. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register, and choose an area to clean. This year all volunteers will meet in the back parking lot of NRH2O, check in, pick up your supplies and be assigned an area to clean. 

Keep NRH Beautiful encourages citizens, community groups, scouts and others to participate in this successful and worthwhile community event. 

Volunteer picnic 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NRH20

To pre-register: See www.nrhtx.com/trashbash

Info: Debbie York, Keep NRH Beautiful, 817-427-6651 , KNRHB@nrhtx.com

City of Dallas: All Things Beautification - Dallas

Sep 29 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wilson District
2801 Swiss Ave
Dallas , TX

Workshop will cover tree planting, pruning and caring tips, and resources.

City forester Brian Watkins will tell residents how to partner with the City Reforestation Program to plant trees at no cost in medians and public right-of-way’s.

The Office of Environmental Quality and the Great SEED Bomb Experiment will also provide information about pollinator gardens and a hands-on seed bomb interactive exercise.

Register on website link.

Free.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Fort Worth

Sep 29 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

Come early to select from more than 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Many hard-to-find species. More info on website link.

Info: Vicki Gleason, VGwriter@gmail.com or 432-770-4694

Dallas Sierra Club: Picnic - Dallas

Sep 29 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Churchill Park
7025 Churchill Way
Dallas , TX

Potluck with fun and games, give-aways, food, drinks and desserts.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Going Solar - Southlake

Sep 29 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Presenter Larry Howe.

Since retiring in 2011 from a long-term engineering career in the telecommunications industry, Larry Howe has been pursuing volunteer advocacy work in renewable energy, and more specifically rooftop solar energy in Texas. Along with other Live Green in Plano volunteers, in 2012 he co-founded Plano Solar Advocates, a grassroots volunteer group of Plano citizens whose mission is to increase awareness and expand the use of solar energy for electricity generation in Plano and beyond. In addition, Larry has completed two terms on the board of directors of the Texas Solar Energy Society. In this role, he worked to promote building codes for solar-ready new homes, and participated in various ERCOT working groups, attempting to represent rooftop solar “prosumers” as the newest market participants in the electricity market in Texas. 

The objectives of this presentation are to (1) put solar energy in your vocabulary,  (2) to provide you the basics of rooftop solar before you contact solar installation companies, and (3) to encourage you to “talk up” solar energy with your family and friends.

$5.