Feb 26 2020

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, 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 (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.

Keep Texas Beautiful: Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline is March 31

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Mar 31 2020 - 5:00pm

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university next year, is eligible to apply.

Keep Texas Beautiful & TxDoT: Don't Mess with Texas Art Contest - Deadline April 24

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 24 2020 - 5:00pm

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 14 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. 

Each winner will also receive:

    •    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet

    •    Gift basket with Buc-ee's merchandise

    •    Their artwork framed and returned

    •    Opportunity to have their artwork shared on Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media

    •    Teachers representing students who produce the top 14 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Submissions are due April 24.

Greater Dallas Planning Council: Climate Action Planning Workshop - Arlington

Feb 26 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington , TX

The Greater Dallas Planning Council, in partnership with the Regional Integration of Sustainability Efforts (RISE), NCTCOG, Dallas 2030 District and UTA, is sponsoring a workshop focusing on sustainability practices and GHG programs, with a specific emphasis on climate action planning.

The workshop format is intended to facilitate an exchange of information between the private and public sector. Representatives of some of the major corporations in the region will share their programs, policies, and actions they are implementing internally that cities or other local governments can adopt or implement to support and accelerate business-related sustainability programs.

Workshop Purpose:

•Transfer technology and programs.

•Establish connections for cooperative actions between cities and the business community.

•Identify local policies that can accelerate business-related sustainability programs.

Cost: $15, Registration after Feb. 20 is $25. Register here

Parking: Free

Lunch: Included

Info: Mike Carleton at 214-797-6450 or mcarleton@azb-engrs.com

Keep Grapevine Beautiful: Clean Air Solutions - Grapevine

Feb 26 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The REC of Grapevine
175 Municipal Way
Grapevine , TX

Few resources are more precious than air. The Air North Texas campaign was created to help alleviate the air quality problem in our region. Kimberlin To, Communications Coordinator for the Transportation Department at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will share how you can take action to improve our community's air quality.

TCU: Building Food Justice with Malik Yakini - Fort Worth

Feb 26 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
TCU
Sid RIchardson Building Lecture Hall 1
Ft Worth , TX

Speaker Malik Yakini, executive director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.

Malik Yakini will share the work of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network as a model of community self-determination and resistance in a city plagued by intentional disinvestment, compromised democracy and the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a few. He will also discuss the impact of the system of white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism on the movement for food justice and sovereignty.