Aug 23 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] 

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 Parks & Wildlife Department: Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant Application (Deadline Nov. 6)

Aug 11 2020 - 8:00am to Nov 6 2020 - 5:00pm

The Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) is now accepting applications for outdoor education programming.  CO-OP grants provide funding to tax-exempt organizations for programming that engages under-represented populations in TPWD mission-oriented outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education activities.  Grant awards range between $5,000 - $30,000 for eligible activities that take place between March 1, 2021 – Sept. 1, 2022.  This is NOT a construction grant and funds can support personnel, training, transportation, food, program fees and supplies. 

Recreation Grants staff will host a CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar on Tuesday, Sept.15 at 9 a.m.  This online webinar will discuss grant program requirements, provide an overview of the application process, review the newly modified scoring criteria and answer questions from applicants.  The webinar will be recorded so those unable to attend the live streaming can view the recorded webinar once available. Click the link below to register for the upcoming CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4529400076455690253

Applications are available now via the RGO 2020 system and the deadline is Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Grant awards will be announced on March 1, 2021. 

For more information and to apply, please visit:https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants/recreation-grants/community-outdoor-outreach-program-co-op-grants.  

Info: [email protected] or call (512) 389-8224.

Dallas American Association of Zoo Keepers: Bowling for Rhinos (Aug.15-23)

Aug 15 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 23 2020 - 8:00pm

In a continuing effort to help protect endangered rhinos as well as the ecosystems they live in, Chapters of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) throughout the nation, each sponsor an annual “Bowling for Rhinos” fundraising event.

This 2020 event will be a combination of virtual activities and socially distance friendly entertainment spanning the week of Aug.  15 through Aug. 23. 

Virtual Activities include:

Silent Auction and Event Merchandise

Entertainment includes:

Event tickets

These tickets are $24.99 as a buy now and use later activity at Alley Cats Entertainment. This allows families to redeem the offer when they choose between now and Dec.1, 2020 so groups can properly social distance themselves. This ticket allows the recipeint unlimited access to bowling, laser tag, rock climbing, Putt Putt golf, and a $10 FUN game card to use from open to close on the day of your choosing. Can't find a better deal anywhere else. Must purchase the ticket by 8/23/20 to receive this exclusive deal.

The Dallas AAZK Chapter has a long and successful history with Bowling for Rhinos. Dallas AAZK has raised over $280,000 since 1990. We raised over $13,000 last year alone. Nationally AAZK has raised over $7 million for animal conservation

 

-100 percent of donations, auction sales, tickets, and merchandise proceeds go directly towards animal conservation.

-Funds are split between Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the International Rhino Foundation in Indonesia, and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya.