Topic: Water

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture brings Tony Robinson, adjunct professor of environmental sustainability at SMU and associate editor at EarthPeople Media, back for another series on Culture and the Environment: Humans in the Natural World. The lecture series will continue over four Wednesdays...

Learn proper soil preparation, native and adaptive plant selection and how to design and plan a small or large project. A recommended plant list will be provided. Dotty Woodson, water resources extension program specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be the speaker. Free. 

Info: Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628 or...

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


Voted Best Outdoor Cultural Event by Fort Worth Weekly. 

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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