Aug 26 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]v or call (512) 389-8224.

City of Irving: Home Energy Fair - Online (Aug. 25-27)

Aug 25 2020 - 11:00am to Aug 27 2020 - 12:00pm
Online TX

This digital three-day series will feature one-hour panels from subject matter experts who will discuss how to beat the heat, make your home more energy efficient and renewable energy opportunities.

Tuesday, Aug. 25 | Transitioning to Renewable Energy

11 a.m. to noon

Curious about renewable energy? Tune in on this one-hour session covering the basics of installing solar at your home.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 | Make Your Home Energy Efficient

11 a.m. to noon

Energy efficiency means energy savings. Join the Think Green team for a one-hour panel discussion about how to save energy in your home. 

Thursday, Aug. 27 | Tips and Tricks for Energy Savings

11 a.m. to noon

Reducing your energy usage is good for the environment and your wallet. This one-hour panel session will discuss different ways you can reduce energy usage in your home.

Info: Emily Asbury, [email protected]

Dallas 2030 District: Certifications, Delivering a Safer, Healthier and High-Performing Building - Zoom

Aug 26 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Zoom TX

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we are changing the way we work, live, play and learn. This virus will likely bring about some lasting changes that may help to prevent or better prepare us for the future. Some of these changes are already reflected in building certification programs such as Green Globes, WELL, and Fitwel and new ratings that were developed as a direct response to COVID-19. Third-party building certification programs support safe and healthy environments for occupants, tenants and visitors. Ensuring that sustainable cleaning products are being used throughout the building, promoting physical activity and movement among building occupants, and creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone are aspects considered as part of the process. These important attributes from certification programs support building occupant health year-round and in “normal times,” not just during a pandemic.

Potential building certification benefits include:

    •    Higher rental or resale value

    •    Higher occupant & tenant satisfaction

    •    Higher worker productivity safety

    •    Wellbeing of occupant & tenant

    •    Lower operating costs

$10. Register online. The session Zoom link will be sent out a day or two before.

Info: email [email protected] or visit 2030districts.org/dallas

City of Grapevine: Learn About Landfills - Zoom

Aug 26 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

Did you know that almost 63 percent of all landfill waste comes from municipal solid waste (everyday garbage thrown away), so our routine actions have the potential to greatly impact that 63 percent!

At the August Lecture, experts will share how locations are chosen, where our local landfill is located, and how residents can reduce waste. After registering you will receive an email which will include the link to attend. You don’t have to have a Zoom account to attend, just the app. If you don’t have it, you’ll be prompted to download it prior to joining the lecture.

Free.