Topic: Water

"Vision North Texas 2050: How Local Communities and Businesses Can Position North Texas for a Fiscally and Environmentally Sustainable Future."
 
Presentor Kevin Shepherd is a principal and co-founder of Verdunity, Inc., a Dallas-Fort Worth-based consulting firm specializing in planning and design of sustainable communities and infrastructure.  

Shepherd will...

Learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. Presented by Patrick Dickinson, urban water program coordinator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at...

Dr. Armendariz is a former SMU professor and EPA administrator and currently with the Sierra Club, as senior campaign representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign. Info: MortonIsis@aol.com.

 

Screening of the award-winning documentary, which follows one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Free. Info: Karl at 817-451-1505 or administrator@firstjefferson.org...

Celebrate the life and death of the great legendarily terrible idea in the Bishop Arts District. A slow jazz funeral procession will begin on the patio at Oddfellows

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The city of Plano is hosting its inaugural Water-Wise Landscaping Tour this Saturday, June 7, from 9am-3pm.

City of Dallas Water Utilities, city of Dallas Stormwater Management, city of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Dallas County Master Gardeners are teaming up to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind gardening with the 20th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters will receive...

The Fort Worth Water Department, BRIT, and NBC5 are partnering to sponsor the second annual EcoScape residential summer landscape contest to find the homeowner with the most creative, attractive, and water efficient lawn in the area. The contest runs from June 14 to August 16 and will be judged on three key criteria:

1.     Design – aesthetic appeal; composition; use...

 Renewable energy sources or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy; from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, wave power, flowing water (hydropower); biological processes such as anaerobic digestion; and geothermal heat flow.

The most common definition is that renewable energy is from an energy resource that is replaced by a natural process at a rate...

Participants will learn how to maintain their landscape with minimal water usage during the hottest part of the year. Students also will learn basic indoor and outdoor water practices what will help cut back on the summer water bill. Speaker: Barry Allen, City of Irving, Water Utilities Department. Free. Info: 972- 742-2296.