Jul 14 2020

City of Fort Worth: Environmental Awards - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Jun 1 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 31 2020 - 5:00pm

The City of Fort Worth Environmental Excellence Awards celebration honoring innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2020.

The application for the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards is available online at www.FortWorthTexas.gov/environmental-awards. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, 2020.

The awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rdSt.

The awards program began in 1999 as the Pretreatment Awards, honoring companies in full compliance with wastewater regulations. Those awards will continue and are based on the number of consecutive years of compliance. They include the Star, Associate, Partnership and Stewardship levels.

In 2019, the awards program added the Innovation Award and the Recognition Award. Each category contains subcategories and businesses can apply for more than one award.

The Innovation Awards are presented in the areas of Water Use & Process Improvement, Water Conservation, Stormwater, Air Quality, Land Redevelopment, Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Recognition Awards include Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes, recognizing businesses applying water conservation principles to their landscape, and the SmartWater Award, which has been presented since 2010 to industrial, commercial and institutional customers implementing water efficiency strategies following a SmartWater Audit.

Contact: [email protected] 

DCCCD: 10th Annual Sustainability Summit - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Jul 1 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 12 2020 - 5:00pm

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS!

The 10th Annual Sustainability Summit, presented by Dallas Community College District’s Mountain View Campus, will be held virtually on Friday, Nov. 6. 

Theme: Resilience for the next 50 years

Keynote: “In the pursuit of resiliency: sustainability and social justice for all"
By Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education Toward Sustainability

Breakout Session Tracks

• Facilities Management

•Resilience: Adapting and Thriving After a Crisis

•Resource and Energy Efficiency in Your Home

•Sustainability in Your Business

•Teaching Sustainability

Details

•Sessions are 50 minutes. (35 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A)

•All presentations will be virtual via WebEx. 

•If your presentation is selected, you will receive detailed information on computer/video/audio requirements.

•Email notifications will be sent the last week of August.


If you have any questions, please contact Lori Delacruz Lewis, [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is Aug. 12.

Submit Your Proposal

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Flow Yoga Series - Zoom

Jul 8 2020 - 8:30am to Aug 12 2020 - 9:30am
Zoom TX

This virtual Vinyasa flow series is led by Fort Worth yoga instructor Julie Vitek. Take in a tranquil morning view at home as you enjoy this slow, meditative yoga flow, connecting movement to the breath. You will leave each session feeling relaxed and refreshed, with a stronger connection to yourself and to the world. All levels are welcome. Individual classes are now available.

When: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12 (8:30 – 9:30 am)

Registration Deadline: Two days before each class

Cost: $12/$10 member (per class)

Location: This is an online class; you will receive an email the day prior to class with the Zoom class code and password. 

Materials: A yoga mat and any props you wish to use

Info: Chris Smith, [email protected]

Pecan Street: Clean Energy Texas - Zoom

Jul 14 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom TX

Join a conversation with this all-star panel of Texas’ clean energy leaders to learn more about how Texas became the clean energy state it is today. We’ll also discuss how the state can continue to lead in deploying renewables and what other states can learn from Texas’ approach to building a clean energy future. 

Q&A to follow.

Free.

Sustainable U: Oh the Veggies You'll Grow! What to Plant Now in Dallas - Webinar

Jul 14 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Kara Casy, Director of Urban Agriculture at El Cento College and Darciea Houston, nutrition and wellness consultant

Looking to improve your health while growing fruits and vegetables? We can show you how to garden in your window, on your porch, balcony or in your back yard. 

Learn tips on growing your own healthy fruits and vegetables at home, on a budget! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned gardener, with a little inspiration you'll be well on your way to improving your health, while saving money. 

Free. Registration required.

City of FW and Texas A&M AgriLife: Plant Combos & Companions - Virtual

Jul 14 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Microsoft Teams TX

This class will help you create year-round aesthetic beauty by combining plants that offer refreshing seasonal interest with vibrant contrasting colors and textures. Companion plantings can even optimize the success of your edible garden by utilizing natural biological controls. Fort Worth staff will be attending the live online seminars in case you have questions pertaining specifically to Fort Worth outdoor irrigation restrictions and programs.

Free. Register on link below.

Dallas Sierra Club: Profound Microfarms - Zoom

Jul 14 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

Local farmer and entrepreneur Jeff Bednar, creator of Profound Microfarms, discusses his local and innovative farm that utilizes both aquaponics and hydroponics (which are closed loop ecosystems with no runoff that use 93 percent less water than traditional farming). Profound Microfarms practices sustainable urban farming, beneficial pest management and year round greenhouse growing to create vegetables and herbs that are coveted by local restaurants such as 560 Wolfgang Puck, Stephen Pyle’s Flora Street Cafe, and Harvest Seasonal Kitchen.

From 6:30 to 7 p.m. you can log in to the meeting, chat, and ask questions. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with announcements, followed by Jeff Bednar's presentation.