Environmental Events

What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!

If your nonprofit group or organization would like to list your events in GreenSourceDFW, please submit it via email to events@greensourcedfw.org. Events will be screened.


February 24, 2015

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:00pm - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:00pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center
17360 Coit Road WaterSense Labeled Home
Dallas, TX
United States

Are you on a budget, but your landscape needs a facelift? Be your own Landscape Designer by learning hands on approaches to landscape design for the ‘do it yourself’ homeowner. Learn proper plant placement, design aspects and installation for a more water efficient landscape.  This is a four week class meeting once per week. $395.

Note: This is a project-based class and is limited to one project please. Fee includes dinner each week for up to 2 project leaders/homeowners listed at initial registration. If you will have two project leaders/homeowners, please reply the confirmation email after you have registered.

Register online.

Gardening

March 01, 2015

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Small is beautiful at Tandy Hills in early March when the rare, beautiful and diminutive Trout Lily blooms (we hope). Known as one of the harbingers of Spring, Trout Lilies are one of the signature wildflowers at Tandy Hills and a fascinating plant to learn about. Master Naturalists, Jim Varumn and Sam Kieschnick, will lead a TL fishing expedition. Free.

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States

Meet in the Reading and Games Room for a photography activity with Dallas Center for Photography - great for all ages! Free.

Family Friendly Lifestyle

March 02, 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:30am - 7:30am

A bus will leave Denton (6:30 am) and Fort Worth (7:30 am) to go to Austin to demand that cities get to keep local control of their ordinances be it fracking or a bag ban. $15. Info: Sharon Wilson, Earthworks, sharson@gmail.com.   

Signup at: http://www.texassharon.com/2015/02/17/say-no-big-govt-get-bus-tell-rep/

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
University of North Texas
Curry Hall, Rm 110
Denton, TX
United States

Animal rights advocacy and vegan club. Omnivores and veg-curious welcome.

March 04, 2015

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Volunteer McKinney/Chamber of Commerce
400 W Virginia at Benge
McKinney, TX
United States

Learn about rainwater harvesting and build own barrel. Find out how to collect and direct the rain in ways that create backyard beauty, lessen the dependence on using city water in the garden and reduce runoff. Info: 972-547-7335, Green@McKinneyTexas.org.

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March 06, 2015

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
Ikea
7171 Ikea Drive
Frisco, TX
United States

The Greater DFW Recycling Association and the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association host a tour of IKEA and The Star in Frisco - home of the Dallas Cowboys new training complex. $25. $15/members.

Recycling / Reuse
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Learn about some of the different kinds of mammals and reptiles found in Cedar Hill State Park and other areas around North Texas. Meet in the Penn Farm parking area. Free with park admission. Info. 972-291-3900.

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Take an easy hike by the light of the full moon! We will moon gaze and discuss how the nocturnal animals that frequent Cedar Hill State Park survive and thrive in North Texas. Meet at the Duck Pond trailhead. Free with park admission. Info: 972-291-3900.

March 07, 2015

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
300 Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Bring binoculars and field guides if have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Free.

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro
7710 Fall Creek Hwy
Granbury, TX
United States

Learn about Camp El Tesoro at a free camp preview for the whole family. Come see the adventures El Tesoro has to offer. Your preview will include archery, canoeing, hiking, crafts, outdoor cooking with s’mores plus see our new cabins, equestrian center & dining hall.

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro is a local camp where boys and girls age 6 – 16 find fun, friends and awesome adventures.

Camp El Tesoro is close to home, situated on 223 acres where the Brazos River and Fall Creek meet. The camp has welcomed more than four generations of campers since 1934.

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States

Learn the basics of turning that garden debris into garden gold through composting. We cover what to put in, what to leave out and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. Free. Registration required by Mar 5: LiveGreenInPlano.obsres.com.

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
University Park Public Library
8383 Preston Center Plaza Ste 200
University Park, TX
United States

Hear local environmental activist Rita Beving, North Texas Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Fund and Clean Water Action,  present "Understanding Water in Texas," which will include water planning in Texas, both locally and statewide, as well as conservation tips.

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Join a park ranger in art projects that help you learn about Texas and discover more about the land and wildlife you may see on a visit to a state park. Activities may include coloring, drawing and painting. Supplies are provided and all ages are encouraged to attend. Free with park admission. Info: 972-291-3900.

March 09, 2015

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Westside Presbyterian Church
8700 Chapin Road
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Presented by nationally-renowned Landscape Architect Rosa Finsley.

Rosa will discuss the restoration work in the fields adjacent to the historical Frankford church and cemetery. For many years, the field was kept mowed and manicured as part of the church grounds. After allowing for the native vegetation to grow back, this piece of the Blackland Prairie has become a large part of the heritage tourism being promoted for this historical site in the suburbs of Dallas. Wildflowers and other native plants which had probably not flowered in many generations were found to come back across these fields. Rosa will also provide a slide show illustrating some of the native plants being used as landscaping around the church and cemetery to capture the natural setting of this location. This restoration project in North Texas is a great example of steps that can be taken to revert manicured park areas and grounds back to a tallgrass prairie landscape.


March 10, 2015

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Diggin It
507 N Tennessee St Yellow house adjoining shop
McKinney, TX
United States

Residents in Denton and Collin counties who are interested in lessening their ecological footprint on their communities now have a place to come together in the Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group. 

This will be an introductory meeting where attendees can join the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots. Members can learn about upcoming meetings where guest speakers will discuss protecting natural areas, water conservation, long-range water planning, gardening and hiking trips. Members will also learn about environmental issues that directly impact Denton and Collin counties. 

The Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group will hold meetings in both Denton and Collin counties. If anyone would like to serve on the group’s leadership committee or for more information, contact Brandi Price at brandirealemail@gmail.com.

UPCOMING: The group will hold a water planning meeting with water planning and conservation expert speakers from the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter and local water districts and municipalities on March 23. SEE GREENSOURCEDFW.ORG CALENDAR LISTING.

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March 11, 2015

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. Suite 100
Dallas, TX
United States

Memnosyne Institute presents its 4th Annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Georgeann Moss, Dallas County Community College District.

Winners in five categories will be announced in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional, Small Business Entrepreneur, Large Business or Nonprofit (Project or Program) Small Nonprofit Organization and Volunteer.  

March 14, 2015

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Parking Lot
5639 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
United States
Phone: 214-670-4475

The BOPA mobile will accept ONLY the following items: BATTERIES, OIL/OIL FILTERS, LATEX PAINT and  ANTIFREEZE

Containers larger than 5 gallons will NOT be accepted.
No more than 50 pounds of batteries can be dropped off per day.
No more than 25 gallons of latex paint, oil or antifreeze can be dropped off per day.

This service is made possible by:
County of Dallas, City of Dallas, Cities of the Dallas Area, and the Household Hazardous Waste Network

FREE to residents of the following cities and areas: 

(Please bring driver’s license and a utility bill as proof of residence.)

Addison, Dallas, De Soto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Unincorporated Dallas County

Recycling / Reuse
Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Desoto Civic Center
211 E Pleasant Run Rd
Desoto, TX
United States

Festival showcasing healthy, non-traditional lifestyle alternatives. This year's theme is "Green is the New Black." Exhibitor and vendor space available. 

Info: Tonya McCoy, Vendor Coordinator, at:  tonyamac30@yahoo.com or phone her at (214) 530-6170 after 5:30pm. You may also contact Sherri Doucette at: sherridou@sbcglobal.net. 

Festivals and Expos Food
Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

Topic is open. Send your suggesions to : http://www.ntreg.org/contactus.shtml