May is National Bike Month

The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week 2011 from May 16-20 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 20. Need some ideas? Use the League's step by step guide on how to get started promoting your event. Help us Count Cyclists In this May, and every month!

Hear about the air quality in North Texas and meet with agency, transit and corporate partners doing their share for cleaner air! Special guest speaker - Brian Tulloh, VP Public Affairs, TXU Energy.

Please join us for this free special lunch event.

RSVP at:

Space limited.

For more information contact Jennifer W Cohen at

The North Texas Clean Air Coalition Let’s Do Lunch program is a monthly outreach event designed to educate employers about air quality issues including EPA standards, transit solutions, telecommuting and flex-time as well as designing energy conservation measures for their businesses and utilizing sustainable practices to reduce their impact on the environment. The NTCAC works in conjunction with the Founding Member Partners to provide information on clean air initiatives including facts and figures and what they mean for the region now and in the future.

Earth Day Dallas hopes to catalyze a "green" movement in North Texas by staging a two-day event on April 22nd and 23rd over several city blocks in the Dallas Arts District.  We anticipate 500 civic, corporate and non-profit participants engaged in an event that will be the biggest and best Earth Day celebration in this part of the United States.  Sponsors currently include:

    * The Environmental Protection Agency
    * D Magazine
    * The Nature Conservancy
    * Chevrolet
    * Dallas Independent School District
    * Half Price Books

This will be the seminal event in an ongoing movement to showcase green business and civic efforts that improve North Texas and the lives of North Texans.  Events will focus on entertaining, inspiring and educating attendees with various ways to think, work and live green by showcasing emerging green technology and providing eco-friendly activities. 

    * Up to 50,000 visitors in the downtown Arts District (accessible by DART).

Oak Cliff Earth Day 2011
Sunday April 17, 2011
Noon to Five (12 - 5)
Lake Cliff Park
The registration forms are being put on the web site, so stay tuned.
The cost of the event remains the same: free for non profits; 25.00 for
businesses or for profit groups; 30.00 for food vendors.
If you have attended OCED in the past you should be pre approved, all new
vendors must complete a simple pre approval form before you can register.
Roger Bolen, Co Chair
Oak CLiff Earth Day, 2011 <> 

Subject: Mark Your Calendar for the Next Clean Air Meetup, Wed., February 16
Happy New Year...and as you know, we've already had our first EPA hearing of
the New Year.  Mark you calendar for 6:30.  We will once again meet at the
popular Picasso's on Inwood just north of Forest. 
Smitty will be there by 6:15 so you can test drive his new VOLT...if you

The House Energy Committee chaired by State Rep. Jim Keffer will be discussing recommended changes to the RRC as it concerns gas operations in DFW and other metropolitan areas of the state. Most citizens believe this is an attempt by the state to override more protective municipal ordinances that have been getting passed in DFW  for the past two years. For more information about the hearing itself, contact staff member Bernice Espinosa-Torres at 512-463-0656