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Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
These single-day camps run from 9:00AM-3:00PM. For children ages 5 to 9 years old.
Campers bring a sack lunch; a daily snack is provided.
Buggin’ Around: Catch bugs, build insect traps, and get up close and personal with a real live tarantula! July 26th.
Diggin’ into Decomposers: Discover local decomposers, build a wormery, and race snails! July 27th.
Wings for a Day: Go bird watching, make feeders and meet a real live hawk! July 31st.
Mammals Among Us: Get up close and personal with skulls and skins, construct a shelter, and build your own animal tracks! August 1st.
$35 members, $40 non-members
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Adriatica
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m (or until sell-out)
The Adriatica market is located at 6851 Virginia Pkway, (the corner of Virginia Pkway. and Adriatic Pkway.), McKinney, TX 75071
Click here for a map
Here are some of the vendors at the market for the 2012 season:
Alice the Facepainter (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
AP Apiaries (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Berry Best Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica, seasonal blueberries)
Chef Milton's Chili Nuts (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Donna's Crafty Creations
Dream Art Glass (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Local Family Farms (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Lucidos Herbs, Pasta, Sauces and Canned Vegetables (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Luscombe Farms (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Purple Ranch Lavender (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Rehoboth Ranch Meats (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Stephanie's Cookies (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
St. Lucia Bread Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
The Tamale Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Three Red Hens Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Come on down and enjoy an old time market…sometimes we’ll have special events and entertainment! While not as diverse as the old Jockey Lot held in downtown McKinney during the mid 20th century, we’ll try to re-create the feel of the old market days. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while!
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
By way of design, air conditioning units produce condensate water that must be removed to prevent water damage to the equipment and the building structure. Most often, the central air conditioner (AC) condensate drains off of the A-coil into a drip pan; then runs into a hose connected to the sewer system. Did you know that a central AC for an entire home can collect 5 to 20 gallons of condensate water per day, equating to more than 300 gallons per month in the summer. Depending on the location of the central AC, this water can be easily captured, stored and used. Students in this class will learn more about the benefits and how to collect water from the AC unit.
*Part of Irving’s Urban Farming Lecture Series
Thursday, July 26
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Valley Ranch Library
401 Cimarron Trail
Speaker: Ernie Filippone, Chief Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector, City of Irving
To register online click here.
For more information, call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at (972) 742-2296.