Free training for professionals, including realtors, financing experts, fire & code compliance inspectors, local governments. Taught by one of DFW’s leading solar experts Dan Lepinski. READ THE GREEN SOURCE DFW ARTICLE.

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

Gathering of local environmental groups to exchange news. This month’s topics include:

- Denton Gas Plants? Gibbons Creek Coal Plant - Where are we now/Event at UNT on the Mar. 25

- Elections (Statewide/Local)

- TCE Fundraiser April 3

- Earth/Wind & Fire Conference Oct. 22. May carry into the 23rdd. 

Info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com

Get together for coffee and snacks while making plans for this month's actions (both local and national) in scheduling in-district meetings with Congressman Burgess & Sen. Cornyn as well as developing newspaper Letters to the Editor.  

Learn more about the upcoming national conference June 19-21 in DC and the group’s goal of at least eight local members attending.  

Dr. Mark Nelson is the keynote speaker.

Session tracks include

1. Healthy, Local and Organic Gardening

2. Clean Energy

3. Movement Building

4. Sustaining Policy

5. Sustainability at Home

6. Alternative Practices in Healthy Food Systems

7. Business, Careers and Sustainability

8. Education, Curriculum & Sustainability

9. State of Race

10. Wildlife & the Great Outdoors 

See complete schedule on website.

Free.

Learn about the intersection of environmental and social struggles related to water, food and agriculture, economic justice and racial equality through first-hand stories of North Texans.

$25. Scholarships available. Info: climateregistration@ntuuc.org or 214-477-7291

Register: NTUUC.org/climatechanged

The Recycling and Sustainability Fair is three-fold: drop off for hard-to-recycle items, education and community support. Several organizations will attend that will be taking materials for recycling or reuse. It is also an event to educate the public about what and how to recycle, air quality, stormwater quality and the effects of single-use disposable bags. The event will also support Daggett Montessori #GreenTeam and #PTA in its challenge to win $500 to $5,000 through the RecycleBank #CleanGreenFW Challenge. Attendees can also sign up for RecycleBank at the fair. 

This workshop should be helpful if you are:

- Lobbying a city council person or a legislator

- Wanting to produce effective handouts and materials

- Preparing for the meeting/asking for what you want

We will also address the upcoming Texas Railroad Commission Sunset for the 2017 session:

- What is Sunset/Why should we care?

- What is now underway to prepare?

- What is being planned/what can we do now to effect change?

This month, we are following our January convo about waste in Dallas with ways you can use less and recycle the rest. 

While it may not seem like a big deal, what you personally use, recycle and throw away matters. Learn not only about the impacts your trash has on the environment but how you can easily adapt to a low-waste lifestyle. It's better for you and the planet!

City leaders discuss Dallas’s Zero Waste by 2040 Plan and reviving the single-use carryout bag ordinance. 

Is the bag ban movement over in Dallas or are there new plans for the future? What is the city of Dallas doing to achieve its goal of zero waste goal by 2040? Come hear from some of the main players in these city debates on the future of our city!

 

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