Feb 19 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.

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan 14-May 19)

Jan 14 2020 - 7:00pm to May 19 2020 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas , TX

The College for Constructive Hell Raising is a semester-long, citizen-friendly seminar class designed to help DFW activists of all kinds approach their fights more strategically. Learn basic community organizing lessons from veterans of local social justice campaigns from the last 50 years to present.

January 14
History of Constructive Hell-Raising

January 28
The Four Dirty Words of Organizing

February 11
Group Decision-Making

February 25
Strategy vs Tactics

March 10
Critical Thinking

March 24
Perception is Everything

April 7
Real World Civics

April 21
Effective Outreach

May 5
Means and Ends

May 19
The Qualities of a Good Organizer
GRADUATION

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth

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

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, lunapaulab@gmail.com

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.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth

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

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.

Dallas 2030 District: Available Programs & Incentives for Commercial Real Estate Facilities - Dallas

Feb 19 2020 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street 42nd Floor (JLL Offices)
Dallas , TX

Join the Dallas 2030 District in collaboration with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and ONCOR for a session on available programs for building owners and managers. In this session, we will be discussing programs offered by our community members that will help building owners and managers to achieve the 2030 goals through current incentives, low to no cost programs and other resources.

$20-$30

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Wendel Withrow on 'Desert Solitaire'- Fort Worth

Feb 19 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

It has been 50 incredible years since the publication of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. Labeled as the Thoreau of the West, Abbey’s classic narrative set in Arches National Park has inspired a loyal following which continues to grow with each new generation of environmental activists. Come join Wendel Withrow, Green Source DFW director local author and former Sierra Club Chapter Chair, for a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of this ground breaking book. Also, Wendel will bring a limited number of copies of Desert Solitaire for sale at $10 each.

Edward Paul Abbey (Jan. 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by environmental and eco-terrorist groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.

We start at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to share. Also, please try and bring your own cup. We supply drinks, plates, and utensils. 

The Garden is now charging entrance fees, but no fees are required for attending our meeting. Just tell the security guard at the gate that you are going to the Sierra Club meeting.