Biologist, author and cancer survivor, Dr. Sandra Steingraber writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.

She is th co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Rolling Stone called the new edition, “the most authoritative study of its kind.”

Steingraber is the recipient of many awards including the 17th Annual Heinz Foundation Award, named Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year, the Rachel Carson Leadership Award

The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers. 

This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.

The Root and Branch Revue, Downwinders at Risk’s multi-day floating conference for green activists, is scheduled for Jan. 24-28 and includes the first trip to Texas of two of the Flint, Michigan women who blew the top off that town’s lead-contaminated drinking water scandal. 

Jan. 24, 7-9 pm: Film Screening & Discussion "When is Civil Disobedience Effective?" Angelika Theater at @ Mockingbird Station, 5321 E Mockingbird, Dallas. Free.

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

Info: Paula Luna, thelunas@prodigy.net

Texas Campaign for the Environment’s North Texas office is celebrating the end of election season and its own progress in advancing recycling and sustainability at a house party.

Texas Campaign for the Environment started with a vision of reducing waste and pollution back in 1991 with offices in Dallas and Houston. That year, the group’s community organizers generated 70,000 petition signatures in Dallas, and 20,000 signatures in Arlington that helped convince the cities to start curbside recycling programs.

Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

The Texas Railroad Commission governs all oil and gas activities including the building of pipelines within the state. The RRC is up for Sunset Review this coming legislative session. Sunset works by setting a date on which an agency is abolished unless the Legislature passes a bill to continue it. Sunset staff evaluates the agency and issues recommendations for positive change. The Commission considers the recommendations, hears public testimony and decides on a package of changes to bring to the full Legislature.

Dallas could follow Dallas County and be the second North Texas local government to say they want the EPA to reject the state's air plan for DFW. Show up to show North Texans care about clean air.

Show up outside the ExxonMobil shareholder meeting in downtown Dallas to protest ExxonMobil's deception and inaction on climate change. 

Check the Facebook page for updated/changing and additional details.

7:30 a.m. Sign and banner holding outside (just show up, we'll provide signs and banners)

(Breakfast snacks and refreshments provided)

8:30 a.m. Press event, followed by more sign and banner holding until around 9:45 or 10 a.m.

Tackling the climate crisis takes skills and we're teaching them! Learn from top climate scientists, regulators and activists about the current state of climate science and policy and learn the skills necessary to beat the polluters, stop global warming and move Texas to 100% clean, renewable energy. Learn how to work with the media, lobby decision makers and more.

AGENDA

1 PM: Welcome and Overview of Training, Margie Alt, Environment America & Luke Metzger, Environment Texas

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