Feb 27 2020

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.

River Legacy: Artini Hour - Arlington

Feb 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Monthly Artini Hours are a fun way for adults to socialize, enjoy some wine and refreshments, and create an upcycled art project. Artini Hours include project instruction, supplies, wine and light appetizers. Can be a fun parent/teen night! 

$20. Valid ID required for drinks. Must register in advance online.

Streams and Valleys: Project Bluebird Kickoff Party - Ft Worth

Feb 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Streams and Valley Office
2918 Wingate St
Ft Worth , TX

Gathering of volunteers who oversee bluebird nest boxes along Trinity Trails to kickoff nesting season.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Trinity Forks Chapter: Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie - Denton 

Feb 27 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
TWU
Ann Stuart Science Complex 304 Pioneer Circle
Denton , TX

Dr. Jaime Baxter-Slye of the UNT Department of Biological Science will present “Introducing the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie: An Urban North Central Texas Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction as an Educational Tool.”  

The Pollinative Prairie is a four-acre prairie reconstruction located on the University of North Texas Campus. Since 2016, the mission of the project has been to increase native plant and animal biodiversity on an urban university campus, while providing an outdoor educational experience and volunteer opportunities for any UNT student, staff or faculty interested in ecological restoration and sustainable land use stewardship. Organizers have documented a gain in over 200 species of native plants, insects, birds, reptiles, and fungi in the four-acre plot. This talk will provide a story of how the prairie project originated, its challenges, successes and hopefully engage more discussion, ideas and collaborations.

Social at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m.

Info: Liz Moyer, lizmoyer@live.com, 214-598-8165

 

Arlington Organic Garden Club: New Organic Bag Products - Arlington

Feb 27 2020 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S Center Street
Arlington , TX

Speaker: Bobby Spence, Silver Creek Materials

7 p.m. social. 7:30 p.m. meeting

Info: Donna Ressl, donnarus@usa.net