Apr 3 2020

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.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 9:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: The Dallas Arboretum is closed due to local and federal coronavirus precautions until further notice.

Dallas Blooms, one of the Southwest’s largest floral festival with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs from 100 bulb varieties, kicked off Feb. 28.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 10:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS as of 6 p.m. on March 19. 

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s recently restored conservatory and watch butterflies emerge during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays. Find out more at FWBG.org

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Sustainable U: The Future of Recycling - Dallas - CANCELED

Apr 3 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mountain View College
4849 W Illinois Ave S Building, Room 1029/1030
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

It's so easy to recycle, so why do we keep doing it wrong? What does that mean for the future of the recycling industry? China enacted the National Sword policy in January 2018 in response to the U.S. repeatedly sending them thousands of tons of materials that contained large amounts of nonrecyclable trash. Since then, recyclers have been dealing with low commodity prices and high contamination rates. Two years later, what does the future of the industry look like? Hear from experts who will share their insights on the current state of the industry, public education campaigns to reduce contamination and new initiatives to increase access to recycling services.

The series is a partnership of EarthX and DCCCD.