Aug 5 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]

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Stop W.Texas Nuke Waste Dump Expansion - COMMENT

Jul 24 2020 - 7:00am to Nov 3 2020 - 5:00pm

Per Dallas Sierra Club:

Before Nov. 3 (pushed back from July 29!), comment on the latest Interim Storage Partners proposal to ship high level nuclear waste to their "temporary" facility in Andrews County TX. See complete docket which links to place for online comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016- 0231. Modify and send a letter composed by Austin-based NoNuclearWaste.org. UPDATE: The NRC site is being redesigned so you will be redirected to what they're calling the regulations "beta site." Until Oct. 31, use this link to comment. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016-0231. If you have any questions about submitting your comment, contact the NRC support desk at 877-378-5457.

Texas Discovery Gardens: The Lone Star Nature Art Competition & Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Jul 24 2020 - 7:00am to Aug 15 2020 - 5:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens Dallas , TX

This competition and exhibition features the work of artists from across the great state of Texas. Amateur and professional artists, 18+, are encouraged to enter original nature-related art in categories including:

    •    Painting

    •    Sculpture

    •    Photography

    •    Mixed Media

    •    Drawing

The Lone Star Nature Art Exhibition will be displayed at Texas Discovery Gardens Sept. 12-Oct. 31. 

More details on website below.

Air North Texas: Clean Air Action Day - DFW

Aug 5 2020 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
DFW TX

Clean Air Action Day is Aug. 5, 2020. 

North Texans are uniting to practice social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. While we are all doing our part to create healthy social spaces, we can double many social distancing strategies, such as working from home, as clean air strategies.

Below are clean air strategies you can implement from home or when you must leave your home for essential trips. Consider signing up for air pollution alerts and incorporating a strategy or two from the list below on Clean Air Action Day and/or when ozone levels are predicted to be high.

Most importantly, in conjunction with all of your actions, please continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations at home and in public to protect yourself and others.

For more information about how to implement some of these clean air actions, visit website link below.

Social Distancing Clean Air Actions

Work from home

Conserve electricity

Conserve water

Bicycle or walk when you must go to the store

Drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle when driving is necessary

Reduce idling when you must drive

Maintain consistent driving speed by avoiding quick accelerations and hard braking when you must drive

Plan the most fuel-efficient route and combine trips when you must drive

Ensure tires are properly inflated; remove any excess load from your vehicle to minimize weight

Consider an electric or other alternative fuel lawn mower

Postpone mowing to a day that is not an Ozone Action Day

Avoid burning, including grilling and burning trash

If home appliances need to be replaced, consider energy efficient options

Report smoking, polluting vehicles (#SMOKE)

Confirm you are up to date on regular vehicle maintenance and state emissions and safety inspection

Sign up for air pollution alerts

Create an account and log your commutes at TryParkingIt.com

Southern Sector Rising: Stand with Marsha, Move the Mountain - Dallas

Aug 5 2020 - 10:00am
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla
Dallas , TX

Join Southern Sector Rising and allies as we demand that City Hall begin the clean up of Shingle Mountain by Oct.1. Failure to take action by Oct. 1, 2020, the beginning of the new fiscal year, will trigger a more forceful, determine, and calculated response to make sure a Shingle Mountain clean-up begins.

The City has the money in the budget, they have the legal power to enter the property and remove the shingles, but clearly are lacking the political will to get the job done. Time is up. Stand with Marsha and join us to move the mountain.

List of speakers to be announced.

Note: This event will be an in person press conference at City Hall, and also live streamed through the Southern Sector Rising Facebook page. Join us safely in person (masks and distancing) or from the comfort of your home.

Tarrant Regional Water District: Tough Texas Lawn Care - Online

Aug 5 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online TX

Tough Texas Lawn Care Part 1: Best Turf Types

Let our lawn expert teach you all the tricks to make your grass green, even in the Texas heat.

Learn about:

•Types of turf grass suitable for North Texas lawns

•New grass varieties on the market and their benefits

•Turf growing tips and required maintenance

•Proper grass placement

•Pest and drought resistant turfs

•Color, density, and foot feel of different grasses

This is part 1 of a 3-part free online class series. Register via link below to receive information on how to participate. Register even if you can't attend during the event to get access to the recording afterwards. After registering, check your email for instructions on how to join the live event.

Presenter: Steve Chaney, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent and North Texas horticulture expert.