Feb 27 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.

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.

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.

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

 

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate Book Club - Dallas

Feb 27 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St.
Dallas , TX

If your 2020 new year's resolution was to read more books, then we've got you covered! Our reading list was compiled with input from attendees at our January 2020 kickoff meeting. The reading list is at the bottom of this event description. 

Our goal is to build literacy around the environment and climate change to help you continue the conversation with your community. No expertise required. We will be reading and learning together.

Climate book club is open to the public!

We meet on the last Thursday of every month. Please double check our Facebook page for any event updates: www.facebook.com/ccldfw.

Organized by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Dallas Central Chapter.

Info: dallas.central@citizensclimatelobby.org

READING LIST 2020:

February: 
Storms of my Grandchildren, James Hanson, 2009

March: 
On Fire:The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, Naomi Klein (2019)

April: 
Climate of Hope, Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope (2017)
No One is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg (2019)

May:  
The American War, Omar Al Akkad, (2018)  

June: 
The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature, Loren Eisley, 1959
The Everglades: River of Grass, Marjory Stoneman Douglas,1947

July: 
The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change, Tim Flannery, 2005  

August: 
Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, 2010

September: 
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace, Vandana Shiva, 2015

October: 
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells, 2019

November: 
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt our Heath-and How we Can Save Ourselves, Linda Marsa, 2013

December:  
Clade, James Bradley, 2017
The Hillside (Warmer Collection), Jane Smiley, 2019

 

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