Topic: Environment

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...

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....

In The Spirit of John Muir, renowned actor Lee Stetson will showcase Muir's dedication to wilderness protection and search for adventure in Yosemite National Park and other wild places. Stetson portrays Muir every summer for thousands of people in Yosemite National Park's Theater, and he will be in Dallas for one night only. $10.

The October meeting is a "triple-header."

There will be a multi-media presentation by some of the homeowners who hosted visitors. There will be an overview of tours sites while they describe what they've done for energy efficiency and solar energy, and answer your questions.

Larry Howe of  Plano Solar Advocates will provide an update us of Texas Home Owner Association...

Are humans causing global climate change?  What is the evidence?  What will happen to the planet?  Why do people disagree about it?  And what can be done about it?  

A lot of people either (1) deny that the planet is warming , often claiming that it is cooling, or (2) accept that the planet is warming but deny that humans are causing it. 


The Texas Historic Tree Coalition will dedicate the Waco/Hueco Indian Village Live Oak Grove. This is part of Texas Archaeology Awareness Month, which features a variety of activities for those who love history. The trees are located in the back of the Helen Marie Taylor Museum of Waco History. Go south on Orman Street until you reach the red building. The grove can be seen on the left just...

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.

 All are welcome to volunteer for this project of the Coppell Senior Center Boomer Green Team. Free. Info: 972-462-5136.

Eli Baron will share pictures and experiences of his bike rides around the world. David Griggs will talk about the upcoming fall elections and candidates friendly to the environment. Free. Info: 972-699-1687. 

Prairie enthusiasts, master naturalists, bird watchers, landowners, educators and anyone else interested in prairies is welcome. Westside Presbyterian Church, 8700 Chapin Rd, Fort Worth. Info: Jo Ann Collins: or 817-689-0098