Apr 11 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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ACTION ALERT! Texas Sierra Club: Oppose the Pipeline through Hill Country - Sign the Petition

Apr 9 2020 - 7:00am to May 9 2020 - 5:00pm

Sign the Sierra Club petition to the Texas Rail Road Commission opposing Permian Highway pipeline through the Hill Country.

Read more about effects of drilling in the Permian Basin.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Energy in the U.S - VIRTUAL MEETING

Apr 11 2020 - 10:00am

ZOOM MEETING! See website for instructions.

Joshua D. Rhodes, Ph.D. will present Energy in the United States: How, When, and What We Use to Power Our Lives.
Our April 11 presentation will start by giving a broad overview of all of the types of energy that we use in the United States, then focus on electricity, and factors that influence what it takes to get electricity from the generators to our wall outlets. The presentation will end with a look at the future of solar energy in Texas.
 
About the presenter:
Dr. Rhodes is a Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin, and a Founding Partner of IdeaSmiths LLC. His current work is in the area of "smart grid" and the bulk electricity system, including impacts of energy efficiency, resource planning, distributed generation (such as solar energy), and energy storage. He is interested in policy, and the impacts that good policy can have on the efficiency of the micro and macro economy.
Joshua is a regular contributor to Forbes, and is an AXIOS Expert Voice. He holds double Bachelors Degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Masters in Computational Mathematics from Texas A&M University, a Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. In his spare time, Dr. Rhodes enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and a good cup of coffee.