The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling presents its 14th Annual Texas Recycling & Sustainability Summit with exhibitors, speakers, and more!  Details at www.recyclestar.org.

COST: members: $325, nonmembers: $425, one-day registration with meals: $175.

We invite you to join The Nature Conservancy for our annual Dallas Spring Party at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 6:30 pm.

With your help, we can conserve and restore essential marine habitat in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.

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The Nature Conservancy is at the forefront of efforts to protect Earth’s
oceans. This year, while we continue to conserve land and water across
Texas, our work along the Gulf of Mexico has a new underlying urgency.
The immediate need to invest in new and ongoing protection and
restoration efforts in the gulf is clear.

Join us to learn more
about the intersection of science-based strategies and our magnificent
oceans, and find out how you can be a part of protecting the Gulf of Mexico—The Blue Heart of Texas.

The Texas Food Policy Roundtable
is hosting "Farm to Capitol" on Friday, April 29 to brief legislators
and their staff on food policy issues in Texas.  In connection with the
event, FARFA will be holding its second citizens lobbying day from noon
to 5 pm. 

The event is an opportunity for farmers and
consumers from all over the state to come together to speak up for our
local food producers.
You will have the chance to learn about the
legislative process, meet legislators and their staff, and learn how to
be an activist in support of our food freedom.

Katy’s Picnic is an outdoor picnic and party at Reverchon Park in Dallas (3505 Maple Ave, 75201) for approx. 5,000 people featuring the annual 5k Run, Katy Kids Dash, live entertainment and food stations from Dallas’ best restaurants on Thursday, May 12, 2010, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event raises money for the completion and maintenance of the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is Dallas’s most popular and important park and recreation facility, which runs through the heart of urban Dallas.

5K Run or Walk - $35

VIP Registration - $100

Kids 5K - $10

It's up to each of us to take responsibility for the air we breathe.

Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 7, North Texans will join together in committing to each do at least one thing that will enable us to breathe cleaner air.

One Day, One Choice Gives All a Chance to Breathe Cleaner Air

What clean air choices will you make between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7?

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: http://april2011cleanairlunch.eventbrite.com

Space limited.

For more information contact Jennifer W Cohen at jennifer@workingforcleanair.org.

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.

Lakehill Preparatory School announces the third program in its Environmental
Summit speaker series, a free symposium for individuals interested in
environmental awareness and sustainability.

*The Next 100 Years: The Legacy of Litter at White Rock Lake*
A lively, interactive panel discussion that features provocative
photographs of debris created by human nature, contrasted with the
natural beauty of White Rock Lake. The photographs are currently on
display at the "Trashing Our Treasure" exhibit at the Bath House
Cultural Center. Other pertinent issues to be discussed include details
on litter impact research conducted by the nonprofit Shared Fuel and an
update on proposed legislation in Austin that supports bottle recycling
for plastics, aluminum, and glass.

Questions from the audience are encouraged. Panelists include Annemarie
Marek, BJ Ellis, and Patricia Leigh Allen.

The free event will be held at
the LEED certified Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center at
Lakehill's Roger L. Perry Campus, located at 7401 Ferguson Road, Dallas.

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
wish.

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