Sep 24 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate: Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco (Thru Sept. 28)

Aug 28 2019 - 10:00am to Sep 28 2019 - 11:45pm
Waco Winery & Rooftop Patio
708 Austin Ave
Waco , TX

Third annual art exhibit featuring images of climate change by regional artists hosted by Waco Friends of Peace/Climate.

Artists' Reception/Awards Sept 14, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hours: T-Th: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

F-Sat: Noon to Midnight

Sun: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday Closed.

Info: anorthc@aol.com 

City of Dallas: Tree Giveaway - Dallas (Thru Sept. 30)

Sep 1 2019 - 9:00am to Sep 30 2019 - 5:00pm

Branch Out Dallas for the second year will give Dallas homeowners a free 5-gallon hardwood tree to plant in their yard. The city-wide program distributed about 2,604 free trees last year. Registration for program will be open to Dallas residents from Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2019. 

Arlington Water Utilities: Value of Water Coloring Contest - Arlington (Entry deadline Oct. 14)

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 14 2019 - 5:00pm

Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington ISD students to think about the irreplaceable role water plays in their lives and in the environment, with the Value of Water Coloring Contest.

Arlington students in kindergarten through the fourth grade are invited to enter the contest by drawing, coloring and illustrating a picture with their answer to the sentence, "Because I have water, I can…" 

Pre-kindergarten students can enter the contest by completing one of three coloring sheets. All of the entry forms are available online at SaveArlingtonWater.com. One winner will be chosen in each of the six grades participating (pre-k, kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). 

The winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books, along with water bottles and other fun water-themed prizes. Additionally, the winners from each grade will be invited to the Nov. 5 Arlington City Council meeting for recognition of their work.

The contest kicked off Sept. 14. 

Tarrant Regional Water District, the Arlington Public Library and River Legacy Living Science Center are co-sponsoring the contest. Entry forms are available and can be turned in at all Arlington Public Library locations and River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

The deadline for entries is by the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 14.

Winners will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Oct. 23.

City of Dallas: Dallas Climate Plan - Public Input - Dallas (Sept. 17-Oct. 3)

Sep 17 2019 - 6:00pm to Oct 3 2019 - 8:00pm
Dallas , TX

The Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan or CECAP is in its planning stages. The City of Dallas and the CECAP stakeholders are looking for public input starting next Tuesday re: climate actions for the city. Greenie are encouraged to attend and participate. See dates and locations below.

Info: Rita Beving, rita.beving@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Lakewood Library

6121 Worth St.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

MLK Community Center

2922 MLK Jr. Blvd.

6-8 pm

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Bachman Rec Center

2750 Bachman Dr.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

Spring Hills Rec Center

1901 Crouch Rd.

6-8 pm

 

Monday, Sept. 30

Dallas Executive Airport

5303 Challenger Dr.

6-8 pm

 

Thursday, Oct. 3

Timberglen Rec Center

3801 Timberglen Rd.

6-8 pm

Global Climate Strike Week: Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Granbury, Sherman (Sept. 20-27)

Sep 20 2019 - 9:00am to Sep 27 2019 - 5:00pm
See website links above for locations DFW , TX

Global Climate Strikes are planned around the world. The Climate Strikes start on Sept. 20 – three days out from the UN’s climate emergency summit - and continue on Sept. 27.  

The intent is to show politicians what action in line with climate science and justice means. Adults and students encouraged to leave home, work or school to join in.

CLIMATE STRIKE WEEK IN NORTH TEXAS

Sept. 20

Fort Worth: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Granbury: 10 a.m. 

Denton: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sherman: 4:30 p.m.

Dallas: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sept. 21

McKinney: 10 a.m.

GSDFW articleSept. 23

Blackrock Protest: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dallas Climate Walk: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24

Fort Worth, Film Screening & Panel Discussion: How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change):  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sept. 26

Swarm Dallas Bee Flash Mob: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing

Wace Climate Change Art Show: The exhibit continues through Nov. 2

U.S. Forest Service: Public Feedback on Oil/Gas Exploration - Decatur

Sep 24 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Decatur Conference Center
2010 W. US 380
Decatur , TX

From the Lone Star Sierra Club:

The U.S. Forest Service has begun a public process that could protect our forests, grasslands, water, air, endangered species, game and non-game wildlife, recreational activities, scenic areas, solitude, quiet, and wilderness in East Texas. “Speaking up” now we can “cool down” our “over heated” climate!

The Forest Service will prepare an oil/gas leasing environmental impact statement EIS (OGLEIS) for the 675,000-acre National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT). Roads, drill pads, pipelines, flares, compressors, seismic testing, drilling, and truck traffic, create air pollution, oil/chemical spills, fragmented/destroyed habitat, noise/light pollution, compacted/eroded soils, sediment run-off, and industrial accidents, like fires/explosions.

The Sierra Club recommends a “No Leasing Alternative” (keep it in the ground); climate change mitigation/adaptation measures; and the implementation of "best management practices" for oil/gas seismic, exploration, development, and transportation projects.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Film Screening 'How to Let Go of the World' - Fort Worth

Sep 24 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
McFadden Science Center
1303 Wesleyan St.
Ft Worth , TX

The Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club will host a film screening of Josh Fox’ movie How to Let Go of the World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change).

Join us as we continue Global Climate Strike Week. In the film, Josh Fox, director of Gasland and Gasland II, goes to 12 countries to investigate climate change and its consequences.

Q&A following with Dr. Mike Slattery, The Institute for Environmental Studies at TCU, and Dr. Bruce Benz, professor of biology at Texas Wesleyan University. 

Audubon Texas: Clean Energy Future, Campaign Launch - Fort Worth

Sep 24 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
REI
5924 Convair Drive
Fort Worth , TX

Audubon Texas is launching an exciting community initiative in Fort Worth. Texas is the epicenter of the energy industry. It’s also susceptible to climate change impacts. Hurricanes, extreme heat and changes in rainfall patterns are already impacting Texans, birds and wildlife across the state - and these threats will only worsen as average global temperatures continue to rise. That’s why Audubon Texas is calling for thoughtful action on carbon and a smart transition to clean energy sources. It’s the right thing for our communities, business, and wildlife. 

We’ll discuss the issues we’re facing and how the Dallas community can lead the charge to solve them.

Info: Emily at emily.moos@audubon.org or 310-895-8880.

RSVP

Note: A Dallas launch is being held on Sept. 18.