Topic: Water

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. 

All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required: 972-219-3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

Gardeners in this class will build a keyhole garden and learn how to utilize mounds of refuse (such as cardboard, magazines, tree branches and more) to create a “hot bed” of biological activity. Gardeners will learn how to utilize the entire bed in this water-wise technique, resulting in more produce per garden. $50.

Join other eco-friendly folks in a casual atmosphere. Info:  Alana Presley at alana.presley@gmail.com

UPDATE: This month's gathering is cancelled due to weather hazards.

Presenter: Carol Spruiell, Texas Conservation Alliance.

The future of wise water planning for Texas calls not only for smarter water use through conservation, but also for water recycling. There are two major ways to recycle water. One of these – filtering through created wetlands -- is already in place just minutes south of Dallas, the East Fort Wetland.

Another approach to...

Why is home energy performance (both the need for and source of energy) important and who thinks so? What's likely to be inefficient, unhealthy, or dangerous in homes that most people don't know about or underestimate? Why is it important, and what's the best way to prioritize and implement energy upgrades and retrofits for existing homes prior to installing active solar or wind? Do "...

Festival hosted by the city of Plano at the Shops at Legacy features speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, entertainment and a green art show.

New this year, butterfly bike rides from the Austin Bike Zoo. There will also be a mountain bike track and an instrument petting zoo. 

 Free....

Hosted by NYR (Neal's Yard Remedies) Organic and Executive Producer Peter Kindersley. 

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. ...

 Dr. Laura Gough, Department of Biology at UTA, will speak discuss her research, the influence of global warming and climate change.