February 9, 2019

DFW Climate Reality Chapter: 'Secrets of Living to 100: Better Living Through Sustainability' - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak St
Dallas , TX

Presentation by by Dr. Tony Perri and Dottie Perri.

Info: dorothy.perri@gmail.com or 903-654-3844

Dallas Sierra Club: Backpacking 101 - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Whole Foods Market
Preston Rd @ Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

New year, time to get ready for new adventures! Come to this comprehensive discussion of gear, cooking, and more, including helpful tips from experienced leaders/instructors. Let us help make your overnights in the wilderness safer, less expensive, comfortable, and fun! Preregistration helpful but not required. Details and registration on website below. 

$35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. Includes handouts and light lunch.

Info: Lizwico@aol.com or 214.368.2306 (no text). 

Soma Therapies: Save the Bees! for the Nonbeekeeper - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Unity of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

Talk by Ryan Giesecke of Trinity BeeKeepers Association DFW for people who are not beekeepers to learn more about bees, their behavior, what a hive split looks like, what a true hive relocation would look like and questions to ask a relocating company before having them move the hive.

Info: Teena,  teena@raindroptexas.com or 214-289-8353


City of Irving: Home Energy Fair - Irving

Feb 9 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Former Irving Central Library Lobby
801 W Irving Blvd,
Irving , TX

The Home Energy Fair aims to educate residents about the benefits of different energy sources, efficient appliances, energy audits and credits and other environmental topics. See flyer.

Info: Emily Asbury, Environmental Programs Coordinator, easbury@cityofirving.org, P:  (972) 721.2687  C:  (972) 742.2296

February 14, 2019

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardners Association: Annual Conference - Corpus Chrisite

Feb 14 2019 - 8:00am to Feb 16 2019 - 5:00pm
Omni Hotel on Corpus Christie Bay Corpus Christie , TX

Ellen Polishuk is TOFGA's 2019 keynote speaker. A longtime, down-to-earth farmer, business consultant, author and dynamic speaker, Ellen will engage and enlighten during TOFGA’s annual banquet and share insight on sustainability, profitability and resilient agriculture.

Conference offers interactive learning, time to visit with friends old and new and a chance to connect with folks on all things farming and food in Texas.

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Anthropogenic Noise pollution’s Effects on Grassland Songbirds- Fort Worth

Feb 14 2019 - 7:30pm
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Fort Worth , TX

Featured speaker:  Dr. Claire Curry, University of Oklahoma. See website for more info as available.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

Event Website:

February 15, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 15-18)

Feb 15 2019 - 7:00am to Feb 18 2019 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 15-18, 2019. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.

See how to get started.

Event Website:

February 28, 2019

Clean Eco Meetup: Dallas

Feb 28 2019 - 6:30pm
Picasso’s Pizza - Preston Hollow
12300 Inwood Rd, #116
Dallas , TX

Monthly gathering of DFW environmental groups and activists to share information on local issues. Info: Rita Beving, 214-557-2271 or rita.beving@gmail.com antiquerita@aol.com.

March 14, 2019

Fort Worth Audubon Society: The Pollinators - Fort Worth

Mar 14 2019 - 7:30pm
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Ft Worth , TX

Featured speaker:  Sher Dunaway, Master Gardener. See website for more info as available.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

Event Website:

March 18, 2019

Tarrant County College NE: Smart Phone Apps to Explore Nature: Hurst

Mar 18 2019 - 1:00pm to Mar 22 2019 - 5:00pm
Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
828 Harwood Road
Hurst , TX

Annabelle Corboy and Martha Siegel are teaching a hands-on workshop in which students will download and learn to use free Smartphone Apps that can help them explore and document the natural world. The focus will be on iNaturalist, using it to post observations and help identify them. Some of the most powerful aspects of iNaturalist are only available through the website, so we will take a look at those features as well.

We will also look at Merlin Bird ID and AllTrails. If time and weather permit, the last class will include a field trip to a nearby park.

Students must have a Smartphone. Both Androids and iPhones will be supported. This class is part of the Senior Education program at Tarrant County College and is open to citizens 55 and older.

Sign up for CSCX-1027-23005 ASC: Smartphone Apps for Nature.

Info: Annabelle, 817-683-1739 or apcorboy@sbcglobal.net


March 30, 2019

City of Fort Worth: 5K, Cowtown Cleanup & Earth Party - Fort Worth

Mar 30 2019 - 7:45am to 3:00pm
Panther Island Pavilion Ft Worth , TX

A day of Earth Day events: 

Chasing Leaks 5K - 8 a.m. Timed 5K; 8:45 a.m. Kids 1K Fun Run; 10 a.m. Untimed 5K @ Trinity Park Pavilion 1

Cowtown Cleanup - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Earth Party - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Panther Island Pavilion

The annual Earth Party is a community event and also a thank you festival for the Cowtown Cleanup Participants and the Chasing Leaks 5K participants.

The Earth Party festival features live music including The BlueBonnets, speakers including the Mayor and City Councilmembers, Jack FM radio, food trucks, children’s activities and around 45-plus vendors.

April 14, 2019

Memnosyne Institute & Green Source DFW: Run for Environment & Oak Cliff Earth Day - Day

Apr 14 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Lake Cliff Park
300 E. Colorado
Dallas , TX

The Memnosyne Institute and Green Source DFW host the annual event in Lake Cliff Park.

The eco-fair kicks off with the annual Run for the Environment 5K run and 1K fun walk.

Fair features green vendors, live music, speakers and educational booths.

Details to come.

April 27, 2019

Keep Mansfield Beautiful: Earth Day - Mansfield

Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Chris W. Burkett Service Center
620 S. Wisteria Street
Mansfield , TX

Food trucks, kid's fishing tournament and petting zoo, rain barrel auction, butterfly release, falconer, tiny house and smart car displays, natural products, eco friendly demonstrations, educational booths, upcycled artwork and more! Free admission and parking.

Info: Jan Hurlbut, jan_hurlbut@yahoo.com

June 2, 2019

North American Prairie Conference: Healthy Prairie, Healthy Watersheds - Houston

Jun 2 2019 - 8:00am to Jun 5 2019 - 5:00pm
Houston , TX

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference's homebase will be the fascinating and highly imperiled coastal prairie. Greater Houston is in the midst of a coastal prairie revival, with pristine sites being conserved, prairies being restored, and even urban 'pocket prairies' popping up in the heart of the city. 

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will draw some of the brightest minds in prairie conservation, restoration, education, and communications from Texas, the Southeast, and the Midwest. 

August 16, 2019

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Grapevine Chapter Meeting - Grapevine

Aug 16 2019 - 6:30pm
La Madeleine
900 W State 114
Grapevine , TX

Citizens' Climate Lobby's is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. 

Info: Jacqueline Carney, tjcarney@charter.net