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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December 01, 2013
Celebrate the significant role plants play in the holidays in this exhibit.
December 10, 2013
Susybelle Gosslee, Advocacy Chair for the Dallas League of Women Voters, will be hosting a party at her home in North Dallas. Special appearance by Dallas' longest-serving City Council Member, Sandy Greyson, and a "Recycling Wish List" that guests will create to send in a letter to the North Pole. Come eat, drink and be merry! $25 minimum. Tickets include food from Celebration Restaurant and drinks from Salt Lick Cellars, Peticolas Brewery and Tito's Vodka. All proceeds will benefit Texas Campaign for the Environment!
Join the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club at this informal get-together.
Learn about adding a solar energy power system to your home. Free. Info: 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.
December 11, 2013
If you like basic energy retrofits and enjoy saving a little money on utility bills, then you'll love taking energy savings to the next level. Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency. Free.
The Greater DFW Recycling Alliance or the North Texas Corporate Recycling Association join forces to host this holiday luncheon. $35/nonmembers. $10/members. Canned food donations appreciated.
For information about joining either group, visit:
UPDATE: The luncheon has been rescheduled for Dec. 11.
Dallas City Council hosts a public hearing on the gas drilling ordinance before its final vote on it.
Environmental groups are urging residents to attend this hearing to ensure a strong ordinance is passed.
Contact Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council : http://www.texasenvironment.org/CustomMessageOnly_TargetTemplate_choices.cfm?ttid=35
Film takes ski fans on an action-packed ride to the world's most exotic destinations, including the Alaskan Tordrillos, Switzerland's Jungfrau, Iceland's Troll Peninsula and beyond. $20.
December 12, 2013
Light snacks will be provided. If you like, bring your own re-usable cup. Anyone who is interested in attending the Fort Worth Interfaith Power & Light planning meeting is welcome to arrive early at 6:30 p.m. Free.
Moved by stories of extinct North American birds, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to create memorials. The Lost Bird Project follows McGrain and his brother-in-law as they search for the locations where the birds were last seen and negotiate permission to install McGrain’s large bronze sculptures there. Free.
December 13, 2013
Panel will discuss how organizations define sustainability, the processes they use, the outcomes they expect to achieve and the tangible and intangible benefits of their respective sustainability strategies.
Featuring Garrett Boone, co-founder & chairman emeritus of The Container Store and
Investor in Treehouse; Nathan Loftice, sustainability leader for FedEx; and Nelly Rocha Andresen, vice president of Quality Environment, Health & Safety; and senior cCorporate counsel for eRecyclingCorps.
Free. Includes continental breakfast.
The Haggar University Center is in Building #4. Free parking in lots A & B: Campus map.
Gathering hosted by U.S. Green Building Council's 30ish-and-under professionals group. RSVP.
Learn about the night sky from Clyde Camp, an astronomer with more than 30 years experience. Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Info: Lisa Cole at 972-219-3930 or email@example.com
December 14, 2013
This three-mile off road challenge will take you through the new trails of the Coppell Nature Park. $15-$45.
Local artists, farmers and food artisans. Cakewalk, raffles and music.
UPDATE: The market date was changed to Dec. 14 due to inclement weather.
This month we'll be working with Arlington Parks Dept. staff to remove privet and chipping up the huge brush pile that we've created from previous privet pulls. We'll also be working on our wildflower beds and picking up litter.
Participants will learn the art of candle-making with hands-on experience. Info: 972-742-2296
Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required:
Lynn Armstrong, owner of Both Hands Studio, helps attendees create one-of-a-kind ceramic ornaments. $45.