Dec 8 2018

City of Mansfield: Holiday Grease Roundup - Mansfield (Thru Jan. 7)

Nov 26 2018 - 12:00am to Jan 7 2019 - 12:00am
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Grease clogs your pipes and can even cause sewer backups. Protect your home, city and environment by recycling it during this collection event.

Follow the signs on Wisteria Street and drop off your used cooking oil at the collection station outside the gate by the dumpster.

Oil will be accepted 24 hours, Nov. 6, 2018 through Jan. 7, 2019.

Info: (817) 728-3610, or email Rebecca Sales at

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

Dec 8 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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.


Root & Branch Conference: One-Day University of Change - Dallas

Dec 8 2018 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
GoodWork Coworking
1808 S Good Latimer Expy
Dallas , TX

A full day of Continuing Ed Workshops for DFW activists and organizers. Part of the 2018 Root and Branch Revue. Sponsored by Downwinders at Risk. Co-sponsored by Sierra Club/Beyond Coal.


$25 - includes lunch

Sign-up online thru EventBrite or pay on-site 



10 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

"Sue the B******s" An introduction to the new citizen-friendly resources offered by NorthWest Texas Legal Aid

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

"Zoning 101" with Paul Cardin, Developer and Activist

LUNCH 12:30 p.m. -1:30p.m.

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Art in/and Organizing

Jim Schermbeck and friends

3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

"How to Stop a Batch Plant and Other "Standard" Inconveniences" with Atty David Frederick and Citizen Activist Tamera Bounds

4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

"Investigative Research 101" with Brett Shipp, former Ch. 8 reporter


10 a.m. - Noon

Build-Your-Own-PM Monitor with UNT's Constant Marks (limited to 20 total all day)

Portable PM monitor training with Downwinders PM Committee

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"Mapping Inequity in DFW" with Robert "The Map" Mundinger, high-tech grassroots analyst

LUNCH 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Build-Your-Own-PM Monitor with UNT's Constant Marks (limited to 20 all day)

Portable PM monitor training with Downwinders PM Committee

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Mapping Inequity in DFW" with Robert "The Map" Mundinger

5:30 p.m. - ?


2726 Commerce



North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Electric Vehicles from the Ground Up - Dallas

Dec 8 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presentation: "The Story of a 1980 Toyota Celica Conversion from Gas .. to All Electric"

Presenter: Adam Lansing, CEO, Hawkeye Innovations, LLC

Adam is nationally known in the electric vehicle realm. He got an early start in electric vehicles when he built his own electric vehicle from scratch by restoring a 1980 Toyota Celica, and converting it to all electric operation.

Adam gained national recognition when his work as an "EV" enthusiast was recognized by Jay Leno, who featured Adam and his electric Celica in a recent episode of "Jay Leno's Garage" TV show. (You'll remember Jay as the former host of the "Tonight Show" on NBC.)

Adam has continued his work in electric vehicles by converting a Volkswagon Super Beetle to all-electric operation, into which he incorporated one of the most technologically advanced battery packs, which he says will be good for more than 1.2 million miles of travel. Circumstances permitting, Adam plans to bring the all-electric Super Beetle to the Dec. 8 meeting, where it will be available for your inspection, photos, and questions to Adam about its construction.

Event Website:

Texas Discovery Gardens: Gardening for Wildlife - Dallas

Dec 8 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

You don't need to buy birdseed to attract wildlife to your yard. Plant native grasses and shrubs with berries that will feed them for free. Instead cutting back grasses for the fall, leave them up as a seed source and as cover from predators. Doves, mockingbirds, sparrows and other birds will feed on seed heads through the winter.

Join our director of horticulture, Roger Sanderson as he shares more ways to attract birds and other wildlife.


V Market: Vegan Pop Up Market - Richardson

Dec 8 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Communion Neighborhood Cooperative
514 Lockwood Dr
Richardson , TX

We're coming to Richardson for our holiday market! Hosted by Communion Cooperative, a beautiful coworking space and coffee shop cafe. In fact, they just recently won Dallas Observer's "Best Coffee Shop" this year!

Get ready for fun editions like a holiday themed hot chocolate (or coffee!) toppings bar, and a special vegan menu selection for the day from Communion. As always, there will be food and fun for everyone. 



Resoycled Candle Co. 

Good Fibrations 

Radix Foods

Good Earth Cheese

Girl by the Gate

Sun Lovin' Roots

A Joy Forever Bath + Body

Reverie Bakeshop

One Great Vegan

The Crystal Root 

Plant Based Grocery

Electric Kitchen

Black Vegetarian Society & ACT: Holiday Potluck & Veggie 201 Class - Dallas

Dec 8 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Center for Community Cooperation
2900 Live Oak St
Dallas , TX

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas and Animal Connection of Texas are teaming up again for our annual Holiday Veggie 201 Class and Potluck. Bring your favorite holiday-themed vegan dish to feed ten or more. If you are unable to prepare a dish, come anyway; and, if you like, make a contribution of $5 or more. 

The event will begin with a Veggie 201 Class, "Sharing Holiday Meals with Non-Vegetarians, " at 11:30 am. We expect to eat around 12:30 p.m.