Aug 27 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.

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]

Lone Star Sierra Club: Creating Greener Futures, Virtual Town Hall - Zoom

Aug 27 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Join HD 98 candidate Debra Edmondson, David Foster of Clean Water Action and Cyrus Reed of the Texas Sierra Club for a detailed conversation about building safer communities, protecting our local environment and expanding conservation efforts in House District 98. Debra has worked for 30 years to build safer communities and champion our environment. Learn more about the ways she plans to create greener futures in District 98.

Featured panelists:

David Foster - State Director of Clean Water Action

Cyrus Reed - Interim Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club

Special guest:

The Honorable Lon Burnam - Former member of the Texas House of Representatives District 90

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85102704191?pwd=alpheWZUb2hTZzhOZFUxVE04WXZUZz09

Meeting ID: 851 0270 4191

Passcode: tarrant

ACTION ALERT! Midlothian Breath: TCEQ Public Meeting on Holcim Cement Plant - Online

Aug 27 2020 - 7:00pm

If you breathe in Midlothian or surrounding areas, please plan to attend TCEQ's virtual public meeting for the Holcim cement plant's permit request to increase emissions. It's happening this Thursday August 27th at 7pm. It is recommended that you register for the webinar at least 15 minutes in advance 

https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar

Web ID 371675299 OR 

Join by Phone 415-655-0060, access code 682-351-930