What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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August 01, 2014
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Amanda Wilson, 817-695-9284 email@example.com
October 23, 2014
Hosted by the Greater DFW Recycling Alliance and the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association.
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.
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
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.
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.
October 25, 2014
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
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 Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket
Denton Ctny Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com
Little Elm Farmers Market: http://littleelm.org
Ennis Farmers Market, http://www.visitennis.org/farmersmarket.htm
Garden Harvests Farm, Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com
Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com
Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com
Burleson Farmers Market
Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com
Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp
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
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/).
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.
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).
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.