Topic: Water

Documentary follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who derailed the illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder #70, Tim bid 1.8 million dollars and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had no intention to pay or drill. Watch the trailer. Free. 

How to conserve water in the urban environment is the focus of conference. While aimed at the irrigation specialist, talks include landscape design and management and plant selection for water conservation, which are of interest to the home gardener. The conference qualifies for CEU credits. Environmental Quality. 

$40/until Oct 18; $55/after Oct. 18. Lunch and handouts...

9 a.m.: Backyard Composting

Arlington Master Composters will demonstrate how to improve the quality of your soil and spend less time and money fertilizing and watering your landscape. 

10 a.m.: Irrigation 101
Arlington Utilities will discuss the basic parts of an irrigation system, typical maintenance issues, water scheduling techniques and water efficient technologies...

Develop a plan to succeed in drought conditions. Class held on Tuesdays. Free. Preregister: Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628 or

Jack Tidwell, manager of the Environment & Development Department at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), will speak about Vision North Texas, which is an award-winning partnership of private, public, and academic organizations. 

Nate Downey is author of “Harvest the Rain: How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource.” He is an expert in both passive and active water harvesting systems as well as wastewater harvesting and community water harvesting techniques.

For over a decade, Downey has spoken, taught and written about permaculture practices. He owns ...

Dr. Nancy Grimm, a renowned expert in stream and urban ecology from Arizona State University will speak on "Adding the ‘techno’ into urban socio-ecological research." Hosted by the Department of Biology. Info: Dr. Laura Gough, 817-272-1453 or Free.

Three-day green conference featuring more than 250 speakers, as well as exhibitions, workshops, meetups, film screenings and panel discussions.  DFW environmentalists Amy King, Anna Clark, Charlotte Vick, Mark McWilliams and Mark Hallwill will present a panel discussion on Ocean Conservation through Social Innovation on...

Meghna Tare, the director of the UTA Office of Sustainability, will speak about ways UTA is striving to become a leader in campus sustainability through greening facility operations, championing innovative research, encouraging student projects, promoting an environmentally and sustainability focused curriculum and sponsoring public service. Free.

This program covers design, construction, maintenance and benefits of a rainwater collection system.  Participants will learn how to calculate rainwater capture, design an above or below ground collection system and utilize rainwater using large tank systems for home or business applications. This program will also cover installing drip irrigation. $25.