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.


July 12, 2014

Sat, 07/12/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 11/16/2014 (Ongoing)
Irving Arts Center
3333 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX
United States

Exhibit assembled by award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths. The exhibit features more than 50 photographs that cover the Society’s core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science and nature. Free.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday evenings, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

website

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 30, 2014

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth, TX
United States
Phone: 817-392-7410

We will have a trail marked for you to take your trick-or-treaters for candy, crafts, games and more. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy this family friendly event. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Free.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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. 

There are so many different types of these fabulous vegetables and they are so good for us!  Let’s cook all new ones, like mustard greens, brussels sprouts and more. 

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

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

Food Lifestyle
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
See instructions below TX
United States

October Conference Call: The Eighth Billion, a film by Monty Hempel

Free Call In: (855) 212-0212, PIN: 172-909-013

This month, Monty Hempel will join us to talk about his most recent film, The Eighth Billion. The film examines the intersection of human population growth and the decline of wild places and creatures. It concentrates on the magnificent landscapes and seascapes that are being irreversibly altered by overpopulation and increasing per capita consumption rates.

Click here to watch free: http://vimeo.com/102369639

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bob Duncan Community Center Garden Room
2800 S Center St
Arlington , TX
United States

Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 7:30 p.m. (7:00 p.m. social)

Speaker Josephine Keeney. 

This month features the annual pot luck dinner. Bring a side dish or dessert.

Gardening

November 01, 2014

Sat, 11/01/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 11/02/2014 (Ongoing)
Trinity River Ft Worth, TX
United States

Camp Fire needs your help to plant 25,000 daffodil bulbs by the Trinity River in Fort Worth. If you can dig in the dirt, you can be a part of Camp Fire First Texas’ legacy project in celebration of the Centennial year.  

Saturday, Nov. 1, 10am-4pm

Sunday, Nov. 2, 11am-3pm 

Choose your arrival time at CampFireFW.org or call 817-831-2111 for more details.

 

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
300 Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States

Bring binoculars and field guides if have them. Learn what to look for with help from the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Can expect about 30+ species. All ages welcome. Free.

Family Friendly
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Kennedale City Hall
405 Municipal Dr
Kennedale , TX
United States

8-8:30am: Classroom instruction

8:30-10am: Birdwatching at Southwest Nature Preserve

Reservations required for class. Don't need instruction? Meet at Southwest Nature Preserve, 5201 Bowman Springs Road, Arlington.

Info: Rachel Roberts, 817-985-2135 or RRoberts@CityofKennedale.com

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Newman Smith High School
2335 N. Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX
United States

Texas Recycles Day event hosted by Keep Carrollton Beautiful .

The following items will be collected. Check back for more too:

Yarn – collecting for the Senior Center who knits hats and mittens for nearby hospitals

Car Batteries – Firestone – they will accept tires at their location too

Light Bulbs and regular batteries – don’t let these go to landfill

Electronics – all electronics will be collected and recycled – TVs smaller than 21 inches.

Books – CFBISD annual book sale

Clothes and shoes – Clothes Closets

Goodwill will be on hand to collect things that don’t fall into the above categories

Would your group like to collect something that our citizens have…….let us know and we will set up a table for you to collect.

Info: cathsphr@verizon.net, or visit keepcarrolltonbeautiful.org

 

PAPER SHRED-A-THON 

The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch will host a Drive-Up Shred-A-Thon fundraiser from 9am-noon in the Newman Smith High School front parking lot. Avoid identity theft and paper jams by bringing old bills, tax returns, statements and personal documents to be professionally shredded. Staples and paper clips are okay.

Suggested donations for shredding are $10 for the first box and $5 for other boxes. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Proceeds support community service projects and grants of the CFB Rotary Club. 

Info: www.cfbrotary5810.org.

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX
United States

Find native and adapted plants that are rare to find in local nurseries.

Gardening
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dallas MakerSpace
1825 Monetary Lane
Carrollton, TX
United States

Presenter: Russel Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association ("TREIA").  

In the 2013 legislative session, solar energy won some important victories, due in part to the dedication and actions by many individuals. At one of our past meetings, a state legislator told us as few as five or six people contacting her could make a difference. 

At our special Nov.1 meeting, Russel will talk about the next legislation efforts we can expect from TREIA and others - and what we can do to help. 

Following the presentation, tour the Dallas Makerspace.

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
All DFW locations TX
United States

Create a backyard haven for birds and beneficial wildlife. Learn how to attract particular species of birds by providing the correct bird foods, housing and environmental conditions. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. Free. Info: 817-222-1122.

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Street Garden Dallas, TX
United States

Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals is a series of annual fundraising and outreach events that take place in cities across the United States and Canada. The Walks raise funds for Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving work and bring together thousands of people to promote kindness towards animals. Register at http://www.walkforfarmanimals.org.

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Prairie Memorial Library
901 Conover Dr
Grand Prairie, TX
United States

Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit nonpartisan organization working on creating the political will for a livable world. CCL's mission is to empower normal citizens, who care about their world, to engage in conversations with their elected officials.

Agenda for this month’s meeting: Introductions and action items for the month from 11am to noon. From noon to 1pm, we will listen to the national call with the guest speaker, Charles Kennel, former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He recently co-authored an article in the journal Nature arguing that it is time to abandon the 2C warming goal and track a range of vital signs instead, provoking “hot” debate in the climate science world.

Info: Shawn Reeder at dallas@citizensclimatelobby.org

To learn more about our organization, dial in to our intro call Oct 29th at 7pm. Conference number: 1-866-642-1665. Pass code: 440699#

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E Jones St
Lewisville, TX
United States

All skill levels welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment provided. $15/paddler plus $5 LLELA gate fee. Info: 972-219-3930.

November 03, 2014

Mon, 11/03/2014 (Ongoing) - Thu, 11/06/2014 (Ongoing)
Sheraton Dallas
400 N Olive St
Dallas, TX
United States

At Texas Renewables 2014, we will explore today’s energy landscape, give a nod to how we got here, acknowledge the significant contribution the  renewable energy industry is making, and discuss the very real role it will play and challenges it will face in shaping Texas’ energy future

Attendees, in the company of hundreds of colleagues old and new, will have the opportunity to hear and meet dozens of distinguished and accomplished speakers who are deep in the fray. Their experience and perspectives will matter as we continue pursuit of a critical and ever growing share of this state’s energy mix.

November 05, 2014

Wed, 11/05/2014 (Ongoing)
Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant
2500 SE Loop 820
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Hosted in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. 

Standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that collect rainwater. With the broad array of appealing grasses, flowering plants and natural stone you can incorporate a rain garden into your landscape with ease. Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct and maintain a rain garden. With proper plant selection and design a rain garden will retain and treat rain water. Plant list provided. All participants must have an official identification card to enter facility. 

Register on website. Free.

Wed, 11/05/2014 (Ongoing)
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Presentation by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the 16th century to the present day. Free.

Nov 5: Bodies of Water in Recreation

Nov 12: Urban Oases: Finding Water in the City with Joe Self, Architect 

Nov 19: The Art of Water Reclamation

Dec 3: Sea-Change in Art—Abstraction