Feb 6 2020

City of Arlington: Leaf Recycling (Thru Feb. 21) - Arlington

Jan 1 2020 - 8:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 5:00pm
Four Collection Drop-Off Sites (See above) Arlington , TX

Beginning November 21, 2019 through February 21, 2020 Arlington residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free leaf recycling.

    •    Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.

    •    U.T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors

    •    Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors

    •    S.J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

In an effort to improve the environment and our community, this service is provided by the City of Arlington for Arlington residents only.

Please

    •    NO Contractors

    •    NO Trash or Tree Limbs

    •    NO Illegal Dumping

During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the Arlington Landfill free of charge. For information call 817-354-2300. Contractors are not allowed to drop off leaves at the other sites.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, [email protected]

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Urban Forest Master Plan Community Survey

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 29 2020 - 5:00pm

the City of Dallas working with The Texas Trees Foundation and Davey Resource Group, Inc. has kicked-off off the development of the City of Dallas’ first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a road map for the City of Dallas, providing detailed information, recommendations and resources needed to proactively manage and grow the city’s tree canopy. It will provide a shared vision for the future of the urban forest to help inspire us to care, plant and protect our trees here in Dallas.

Throughout the Urban Forest Master Plan development process there will be opportunities for the community and stakeholders to learn about Dallas’ urban forest and to share ideas, thoughts and input on improving it. We hope you will participate in these opportunities — as your input is essential to building a sustainable and resilient urban forest in Dallas!

The goal is to unveil the Urban Forest Master Plan around Earth Day 2020.

Read more here.

Take the survey here.

Dallas Arboretum: $5 Admission - Dallas (Thru Feb. 28)

Jan 29 2020 - 9:00am to Feb 28 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Now through Feb. 28, admission is only $5 to the main garden. On-site daytime parking is $15. Pre-purchased online parking is $10.

Other specials in February include:

An elegant, three-course Friendship Tea for those 13 and older. Prices are $39 per person for traditional tea and $49 per person for champagne served with tea. Price includes parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or purchased online at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/event/friendship-tea/.

Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m.: Galentine's Pressed Flower Class. This unique floral class is presented by Designs by Andrea and teaches attendees how to work with beautiful pressed flowers to achieve a personalized one-of-kind work of art.

Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Galentine's Day Garden to Table Dinner for gal pals.  The dinner features a three-course menu inspired by the most beloved rom-coms and includes champagne pairings with every course.

Feb. 14, 1 p.m.: Window to the Wild Bird Show, a 45-minute outdoor education flight training show, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. At the end of the show, come meet the birds and their trainers. This show is free with paid garden admission.

Farm Girl: 3-Week Herb Class - Location TBA (Jan. 30-Feb. 13)

Jan 30 2020 - 7:00pm to Feb 13 2020 - 8:30pm
Location provided upon registration TX

This series of classes will be held at Marilyn Simmons’ home. Marilyn, often referred to as FarmGirl and the Oil Lady, has more than 15 years with gardening experience. Herbs are a special passion and she is always ready to share her joy and the lovely fragrances of working with both fresh and dried herbs.

Supplies will be included in the fee and each week student will leave with herb project.

Class 1: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Baby Carrots with Honey and Dill: Each participant will jar up this recipe of refrigerator carrot pickles.

Clean, Cut and dry herbs for the next class: We will prepare herbs for drying. Each person will be able to take a bundle of herbs to hang and dry for the next week’s class. We will prepare an herb blend the following week.

Bath Salts: We will assemble a large bowl of fragrant bath salts and divide. Each participant will take home bath salt.

 

Class 2: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Texas Chili Powder: Each person will prepare and package custom, freshly made chili powder to take home with them.

Herb de Provence: We will prepare our dried herbs and prepare this lovely blend of dried herbs. We will have a tasting with our new blend.

Herbed Butter: We will assemble a recipe of herb butter, sample on some yummy bread and have a great sample to take home.

 

Class 3: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Pecan Basil Pesto on Spaghetti Squash: Students will prepare basil pesto for sampling.

Prepare and Bake Rosemary Rounds: Each person can sample and have some of this excellent treat to take home.

Roller Blend: Each person will prepare a roller blend of herbal essential oil to take home.

 

$10 per class.

Info: Marilyn Simmons, 214-497-3918 to pay and for location.

 

Event Website:

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Starbucks
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

Sustainable U: Smart Cities and Sustainable Development - Coppell

Feb 6 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Coppell Biodiversity Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Join EarthX and North Lake College for an evening to explore the idea, 'what makes a 'smart city' smart?'  Learn how new technologies and open access to data is transforming our communities, enhancing quality of life and sustaining our resources for future generations. Smart Cities embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), and utilize communication technologies and strategies across all community needs and daily living. According to Business Insider, cities will need to become more efficient with collection and analysis of data as more people move to cities putting pressure on infrastructure, environmental, economic and social resources. At this event, you will hear from expert speakers from business and government about smart initiatives in our region like 5-G, autonomous vehicles, open data, building sensors and biodiversity meters.

Free. Register online.