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.


August 01, 2014

Fri, 08/01/2014 (Ongoing) - Fri, 10/31/2014 (Ongoing)
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX
United States

Once described as being so numerous that they obscured the sun when in flight, the passenger pigeon is now extinct. This year, Project Passenger Pigeon marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction. From Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is participating in this nationwide program to bring the subject of conservation to the forefront through informative and interactive exhibit installations and presentations. The Heard is one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection, and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event. $6-$9.

August 29, 2014

Fri, 08/29/2014 (Ongoing) - Thu, 11/13/2014 (Ongoing)
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Ephemera: Winged Creatures of Texas, a new show by Fort Worth-based artist and environmentalist Billy Hassell, will grace the walls of the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. The expressive paintings, watercolors and other works on paper featured in this exhibit employ a colorful graphic style and explore the interrelationships of native plants and the birds and insects they support. 

Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 6, 6pm to 8pm.  

Free.  More on Billy Hassell.

October 22, 2014

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cedar Valley College
3030 North Dallas Ave D Building
Lancaster , TX
United States

Utilizing the dynamic sustainability learning opportunities available to students on campus, Cedar Valley College is launching a living lab initiative on Oct. 22.

A living laboratory gives college students the hands-on work skills they need as part of the college education they receive in academic and technical programs.

The initiative will be officially presented at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the D Building at CVC, followed at 1 p.m. by a nationwide webcast titled “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community” that will feature higher education sustainability leaders discussing ways in which students can make a difference, be a part of sustainability solutions and build careers with “green” jobs.

The CVC Living Lab Initiative will focus on four components:

•  Buildings – Students will partner with CVC Facilities to attain hands-on work skills as part of the curriculum, which includes monitoring electric meters in each college building to gather 

• Energy – Performance technology students and Facilities will partner in installing a ceramic sculpture with moving parts powered by solar energy. 

• Transportation – Marketing students will work with the college marketing
department to promote the safe use of a web-based carpooling app that is
currently available through the DCCCD website. 

• Community – Students will help conduct energy audits in the neighboring
community of Cedar Hill to provide data and recommendations to home residents and commercial businesses on how they can reduce energy costs. 

Info: Henry Martinez, marketing and public relations, 972-860-8142 or hmartinez@dcccd.edu.

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Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Multi-Purpose Court Room
285 Uptown Blvd
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Cedar Hill officials are anticipating a future transit stop in the city center as the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s public transportation system continues to expand. To determine how the city can benefit from transit expansion, transit-oriented development and form-based zoning code they are inviting public participation.

Residents and business leaders are invited to a 2-hour public workshop for an introductory presentation providing an overview of the principles of small-town smart growth and how local codes impact development patterns.

Info: Don Gore, 972-291-5100 don.gore@cedarhilltx.com; Amanda Wilson, 817-695-9284 awilson@nctcog.org

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October 23, 2014

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tour 18 Golf Course
8718 Amen Corner
Flower Mound, TX
United States

Hosted by the Greater DFW Recycling Alliance and the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association. 

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
REI
4515 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday evening each month, except for November and December.

Social and snacks @ 6:30 pm, educational lecture @ 7 pm.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Town Center
255 Parkway Blvd
Coppell, TX
United States

This class will cover the benefits of using rain water to irrigate your landscape, garden and even your house plants. Suggestions will be provided on how to utilize the rain barrel in conjunction with your existing gutter system at home. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their very own 55-gallon rain barrel. 

$50.  Registration and pre-payment is required. Space is limited. Info: JFerguson@Coppelltx.gov. 

October 24, 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Resource One Credit Union - Tech Ops Center
7518 Ferguson Road
Dallas, TX
United States

In order to promote the newly placed recycling containers at our Ferguson Road location, we are hosting a Recycling Kick Off Event. The Dallas Waste Diversion Team’s award-winning mascot Romeo, as well as Resource One Credit Union’s mascot, Roary the Lion will be present handing out freebies and taking photos. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony. Local residents are welcome to bring all of their recycling items to the event. The recycling containers will remain at this location going forward. 

There will also be a truck present for Goodwill donations. 

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Recycling / Reuse
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
University of Texas at Arlington
500 W. Nedderman Dr Maverick Activity Center & West Lawn
Arlington , TX
United States

DFW Clean Cities Coalition meeting is held in conjunction with the Pinnacle Propane Mower University event. In addition to the meeting agenda, attendees will also be able to learn about available incentives and test drive alt fuel commercial lawn equipment.

Info: cleancities@nctcog.org

October 25, 2014

Sat, 10/25/2014 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

COLLIN COUNTY 

Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com

Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com 

Georgia’s Farmers Market, Plano: http://www.georgiasfarmersmarket.com 

McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp

 

DALLAS COUNTY 

Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com 

Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket

Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org  

Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com 

Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org  

Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicfarm.com 

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

Little D Farmers Market: http://littledfarmersmarket.com

Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com

White Rock Local Market, Dallas: http://whiterocklocalmarket.org

 

DENTON COUNTY 

Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org

 

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm

Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com 

 

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

 

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market 

http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

 

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

 

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp

 

TARRANT COUNTY 

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com

Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket

Colleyville Farmer’s Market: http://www.colleyvillefarmersmarket.com

Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com

Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints

Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net  

Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com

Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com

Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com 

Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com 

Mansfield Farmers Market: http://mansfieldfarmersmarket.net/

Southside Urban Farmers Market, Fort Worth, http://southsideurbanmarket.com

 

Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.

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Sat, 10/25/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 10/26/2014 (Ongoing)
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Hours:

Sat, 10am-5pm

Sun, 11am-5pm

Sat, 10/25/2014 (Ongoing)
Keller Farmers Market
1100 Bear Creek Pkwy
Keller, TX
United States

There will be drop-off site for donations to Bicycles for Humanity during the Keller Farmers Market. Donated bikes will be shipped to Africa to become primary transportation for a health care worker, or sheer joy for a child. 

Info: 214-228-9539 or Programs@KellerFarmersMarket.com.

Bicycling Lifestyle
Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Resource Connection Center
2300 Circle Drive
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Family festival devoted to all things gardening, featuring storytellers, vendors and talks as well as hands-on classes. Advance tickets: $25/adults, $45/couples, $15/children under 16. At door: $35/adults. Includes lunch, snacks and talks. Extra fee for hands-on classes. Info: 817-884-1296. BLHammack@ag.tamu.edu. Register: TarrantMG.org.

Gardening
Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:30am - 11:30am
Community Wide Ft Worth, TX
United States

Litter Stomp is a chance for community groups to band together and clean up Fort Worth neighborhood streets and parks. The first 1,000 participants registered by Oct. 17 will receive cleanup supplies, including gloves, trash bags and Litter Stomp T-shirts.

Register on website.

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States

Learn techniques to creating inspiring images, get advice for making top-quality photos, bring your camera for hands on instruction. Info: 469-526-1980 or dcac@audubon.org.

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
See locations and hours below TX
United States

Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will recycle all electronic items (anything with an on/off switch) dropped off at any of the following six locations at the times listed:

            Snappy Salads Locations recycling 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

5915 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX, 75230

320 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080

6550 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75039

 

Snappy Salads Locations recycling 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

5930 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX, 75093

5941 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, 75206

2175 E. Southlake Blvd, Southlake TX 76092

 

Specific items that can be recycled include: computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, as well as small appliances and batteries.  

Snappy Salads is relying on the expertise of Recycle Revolution, a local Dallas company, to coordinate the recycling of the collected items using the e-Stewards certification program (http://www.e-stewards.org/certification-overview/).

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Greenville Market Square
2350 Lee St @ Bois d'Arc
Greenville, TX
United States

Speakers, classes, exhibits, vendors, food and fun for sustainable living, including solar, alternative medicine, growing food organically, farming, permaculture, alternative transportation, rainwater harvesting, homesteading, prepping, other renewable energy and more. Free. Info: Village12345@yahoo.com.

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX
United States

Colossal stick insects, titanic tarantulas, and slithery snakes take their masks off and reveal their not so scary side with educational presentations, activities, arts & crafts and more! Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hattie May Inn
712 May St
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Cooking classes hosted by vegetarian chef Laura Slayton at North Texas' only all-vegetarian B&B. 

$35. Includes the cost of food, nutrition talk and handouts. 

Info: Laura at LauraHSlayton@gmail.com or 817-870-1931.

 

 

http://www.hattiemayinn.com

Food Lifestyle
Sat, 10/25/2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Hike the 72-acre Meadow Preserve at the monthly open house. Enter at gate on east side of Alma, south of Bethany. Free. Info: 214-351-0990. Info@ConnemaraConservancy.org.