Topic: Water

Don Crowson, Arlington Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Mgmt, will discuss the Arlington Fire Department's involvement with gas wells – inspections, regulatoins, testing. 

The city of Irving hosts its annual green film fest, featuring environmental films, including Bat City USA, a documentary about the Austin bats.

Friday, April 11
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road

Annual eco-festival featuring green vendors, children's activities, festival food, live music and wildflower walks. Free.

Following the rain barrel class at 10 a.m., share a box lunch and create your own masterpiece. $40. Purchase both Rain Barrel classes for a discounted $100. Preregistration required.

Learn basic water harvesting strategies, how to calculate the amount of water that you can capture and then help you construct your own rain barrel. Each student will construct and go home with a rain barrel that is ready to start capturing water on their property. $75. Preregistration required. 

Paint Your Rain Barrel class follows at 12:30 p.m. Take both classes for a discounted...

Sign up to participate in the annual citywide cleanup from 8-11 am. From 11 am to 2pm, celebrate the earth at environmental education event, featuring green vendors, music, activities in downtown Fort Worth.

The program is part of the Dallas County Community College District's spring 2014 Clean Economy Series. Patrick Dickinson, program coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife in Dallas, is the featured speaker. 

The morning workshop will provide property managers with information about techniques they can implement for indoor water conservation; drip irrigation; new water...

The event will feature green vendors, entertainment, raffle and prizes. Learn ways to invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by going green. K thru 6 graders can bring juice pouches for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

Free. info@texasgreenfest.com

Fort Worth greenies get together for informal gathering. Info: Cheryl L. Marchand, cherylmarchand@sbcglobal.net or 817-896-6041.

UPDATE: Cancelled due to weather.

Find out what GMOs are and why they are a controversial subject; and learn about the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, which recycles water, provides habitat for fauna and provides sustainable water. Free. Info:  972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.