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.


November 07, 2014

Fri, 11/07/2014 (Ongoing) - Sun, 11/23/2014 (Ongoing)
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Art show and sale hosted by the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center.

Forty-four local artists were juried into the show, which features the native flora, fauna and landscapes of North Central Texas. Proceeds from exhibition sales will benefit the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in its efforts to restore the historic Broadview overlook, which the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed in the 1930s.

November 22, 2014

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States

Inaugural event featuring children's activities, including scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving, face painting. Also composting demos, fall pie tasting and vendors market geared to adults. So-Cal Tacos food truck will also be on hand. 

$3/child, $5/adult. 

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX
United States

Join us at River Legacy Living Science Center to discover more about the local bat population: their ecology, diversity and life histories. Learn why they are important and what is threatening bat populations throughout the United States. Led by Tory Bennett of TCU, she will also discuss what is being done to protect bats currently and what citizens can do to conserve one of our most extraordinary groups of mammals. Free. Adult workshop best suited for ages 14 and up. Space is limited. Free. Donations accepted. RSVP: 817-860-6752.

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Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Biodiversity Ed Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, TX
United States

Learn the basics of harnessing one of our most valuable renewable energy sources: solar. Expert Dan Lepinski will teach participants how to harvest solar for home use, which helps ease pressures on the environment.  Free. Info: CoppellCommunityGarden.org

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Kettle Art
2650-B Main St
Dallas, TX
United States

The Dallas-based vegan accessories company Cyckochik is hosting a "compassionate" shopping event. Featuring female artists and artisans, cocktails, munchies and a DJ. Cause partners include the The Humane League's Dallas Office. 

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Lane
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Documentary about marine biologist Sylvia Earle's mission to save the ocean. 

Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.

Earle has written children's books, including Coral Reefs, Hello Fish, Sea Critters and Dive!

Earle has founded three companies, among them DOER Marine (Deep Ocean Exploration and Research) in Alameda, California. In 2009, Earle won a TED Prize. With TED's support, she launched Mission Blue, which aims to establish marine protected areas (dubbed "hope spots") around the globe.

Free.

http://mission-blue.org/mission-blue-film/

November 23, 2014

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:00pm - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:00pm
Oak Street Draft House
308 E Oak St
TX
United States

In honor of Thanksgiving, Fetch has teamed up with Oak Street Draft House to hold a Shelter Supply Drive. Bring anything off the North Texas Humane Society Needed Items list (see website) with you to Oak Street Draft House and drop it in the collection bin on your way to the bar. The collection bin will be available at Oak Street Draft House from noon on Sunday to  9 pm Monday. 

Don't have time to pick up items from the needed supplies list for the North Texas Humane Society? Make a donation to Fetch! Fetch will be donating 10 percent of all donations received on our Fundly site during the entire month of November to the Denton Animal Shelter! You will be helping a local business and the Denton Animal Shelter at the same time! (https://fundly.com/fetch-dog-park-bar)

November 24, 2014

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
University of North Texas
Mean Greens Cafe Located behind Maple Hall near Ave @ Maple
Denton, TX
United States

Spice up your holiday spread with flavorful plant-based dishes. Cooked and demonstrated by UNT's own Chef Wanda. Includes cooking demo, recipes and an all-you-can-eat buffet, salad bar and desserts. Free with student or faculty meal plan. $7.52/general public.  

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November 28, 2014

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Stacy's Furniture
1900 South Main St
Grapevine, TX
United States

Dave Whitinger, founder of the website “All Things Plants,” will give us an informative session on Garden Tips, Ideas & Innovations.

Info: Harriet Perrello, publicity@grapevinegardenclub.org

Gardening
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northpark Center
8863 Boedeker Dr
Dallas, TX
United States

Please join Animal Connection of Texas this black Friday to hold signs and pass out leaflets urging people to exclude animal products from their wardrobes and holiday shopping lists.

Check out these links to learn more about the fur, leather, wool, & silk industries:

 http://animalrights.about.com/od/animalsusedinclothing/

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/articles.php?more=1&p=370

http://youtu.be/PtAFHyXS31M

http://youtu.be/-zHjY9Pc0Nk

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November 29, 2014

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Eden's Organic Garden Center
4710 Pioneer Rd
Balch Springs, TX
United States

For chefs and non-chefs alike. No entry fee. You may enter more than one recipe. RSVP so we know how many entrants to expect (for time) and we'll see you the 29th!  

What a better use for leftover turkey? Well, maybe. 

Beans - no beans - we're not judging, well, yes we are. 

Vegetarian, vegan, traditional or out of this world – it's the taste we're looking for! (please have your list of ingredients on hand for potential food allergy purposes)

5th Saturdays are potluck parties at the farm along with our regular, and often expanded, farmer's market. 

Bring the kids, a fork and/or spoon and join us down on the farm for Market Day, a farm tour via hayride (weather permitting) and chili!

December 02, 2014

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bar Louie
2973 W. Seventh St Seventh@Norwood
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Join us for some good company and cheap eats! Tuesday is $1 burger night from 5 p.m. until closing, so you can chow down on a hamburger, turkey burger or Portobello burger for only a
buck. We will meet at the large tables to your right as you walk in the door. Learn more about the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club and our activities, and meet some new people who are also interested in enjoying the great outdoors and conserving our land and resources.

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dallas Academy
950 Tiffany Way Cafeteria/Auditorium
Dallas, TX
United States

This newly formed chapter is a branch of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and will represent 13 Blackland counties: Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt.

Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, laellis55@aol.com or 214-321-7159

December 03, 2014

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Dec 3: Sea-Change in Art—Abstraction

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
2618 Fifth Ave
Ft Worth, TX
United States

Join Karin & Michael Cagle, Fort Worth Sierra Club and the honorable Lon Burnam for a holiday fundraiser supporting GSDFW Sustainable Leadership Award winner Texas Campaign for the Environment. 

Tickets: $25. RSVP 214-599-7840 or tinyurl.com/txenvironment

December 06, 2014

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro
7710 Fall Creek Highway
Granbury, TX
United States

Santa Claus is making a special stop in Granbury.  Make El Tesoro your family’s special stop, too!

 

·         Free digital photos with Santa

·         Free holiday crafts

·         Hot breakfast available for $8

·         Hayrides

·         Archery games

·         Visit one-on-one with Santa!

·         Children of all ages welcome

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro is located on the Brazos River in Granbury. RSVP online at CampFireFW.org or call 817-806-5451

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
6288 Salt Road
Ft Worth, TX
United States
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Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Arlington Visitors Center
1905 E Randol Mill Road Southeast side of Ballpark
Arlington , TX
United States

Tarrant County Walkers hosts this annual event held in conjunction with the Texas Christkindl Market, a German tradition. 15K/10K/5K courses through parks around the Rangers (Globe Life) Ballpark and Cowboys (AT&T) Stadium. Afterwards, enjoy authentic German cuisine, live entertainment and the market. First 85 walkers get an alpine hat. Free parking.

$3/IVV credit.

December 09, 2014

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Dallas, TX
United States

Monthly environmental activities hosted by Trinity Environmental Academy, led by certified teachers and founders of Trinity Environmental Academy. Fun, hands-on activities for ages 4-10. Snacks and water provided.

This month's theme: Changes and adaptions.

Free. Info: 469-554-6320 or TriEA2015@gmail.com. 

READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW.ORG ARTICLE.

http://greensourcedfw.org/articles/trinity-environmental-academy-aims-of...

December 13, 2014

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Corsicana Visitors Center
301 S Beaton St
Corsicana, TX
United States

This is a fabulous walk in a lovely town with a world famous fruit cake factory. We’ll visit the Historic Downtown, Pioneer Village and pass the Lefty Frizzell Country Museum, Collin Street Bakery, and of course the Navarro County Courthouse. Noncompetitive 10K, 5K. 

$3. Info: Deborah Carter, debwalk@earthlink.net, 214-549-0851

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