February 21, 2021

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms 'America the Beautiful' - Dallas (Feb. 21-April 11)

Feb 21 2021 - 9:00am to Apr 11 2021 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers and activities. The festival includes special events, live music on the weekends and children’s activities.

$12-$17. Reservations required. Face masks required for ages 5 and up.

Opening Week (Feb. 21-26): $5 admission. 

March 8, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Riparian Management: Why Creeks Act the Way They Do - Zoom

Mar 8 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: Ricky Linex, Retired NRCS Rangeland Ecologist & author of Range Plants of North Central Texas. 

Ricky Linex is a wildlife biologist having recently retired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service where he worked 38 years. Over the previous 18 years, Ricky served 52 counties in north-central Texas. Ricky is the author of Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land User’s Guide to their Identification, Value and Management. His assistance to landowners and managers involved mutual education on how to better manage rangelands for sustainable use by livestock and wildlife. Knowing the plants and how to manage them is critical for success as a land steward.

See website link below for Zoom registration.

March 9, 2021

Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Race, Racism and Environmental Justice in Dallas - Facebook Live

Mar 9 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Facebook Live TX

Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation presents Transformation Tuesday, a community-driven online series examining the ways race and racism impact every aspect of our lives, and what we as a community can do to change and transform it.

This month's panel will focus on race, racism and racial equity in environmental justice and climate instability.

Featured Panelists & Organizations include:
Evelyn Mayo, Downwinders at Risk
Misti O'Quinn, Downwinders at Risk
Marsha Jackson
Citizens' Climate Lobby

Dallas Sierra Club: Democracy Reform: How To Achieve Aggressive Climate Action - Zoom

Mar 9 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Zoom TX

The 2010 Citizens United decision unleashed a tsunami of big money into the political process, money that has discouraged Congress from addressing the climate crisis. Former Dallas Sierra Club Chair, Ann Drumm, argues that addressing the money that distorts policy priorities is a prerequisite to Congress taking effective action on climate. Ann’s current role with the North Texas chapter of American Promise is building support for a constitutional amendment that will allow Congress and states to set limits on political spending.

Details on website link below.

March 10, 2021

Texan by Nature: Reimagining Resources - Online

Mar 10 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Texas is bountiful – enjoying the world’s 10th largest GDP, 29 million citizens, and 10 diverse ecoregions. Reimagining how we bring our plentiful resources together to deliver innovative places, resilient landscapes and natural resources, equitable access, and economic opportunities is a future that will benefit every Texan at work, at play, and at home.

March 17, 2021

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Meet Haley Samsel - Online

Mar 17 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Online TX

In-depth conversation with Haley Samsel, the environmental reporter for the Star Telegram.

March 18, 2021

City of Plano: In the Know H20 - Online

Mar 18 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Discover the top ways to save our most precious resource: water. Explore simple behavior changes that can also save money. Learn how the City of Plano can help your family be water-wise indoors and outdoors all year-round.

March 20, 2021

City of Fort Worth: Cowtown Cleanup - Fort Worth

Mar 20 2021 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Citywide Fort Worth , TX

Join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful and thousands of volunteers across the city for the 36th Annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup, our largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event. Every year, schools, churches, businesses and individuals pick up litter from parks, streets, creeks and other public areas. KFWB provides all volunteers with gloves and trash bags. T-shirts are provided to the first 5,000 registrants. We request that all participants adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines - keep your volunteer groups small, wear masks and social distance!

Registration opens Feb. 15, 2021.

City of Plano: Fix a Leak Workshop - Online

Mar 20 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Online TX

The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. Most leaks are usually easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware that pay for themselves in water savings. Correcting household leaks can save homeowners around 10 percent on their water bills. We will walk you through basic indoor leak detection, maintenance and City of Plano resources.

Free.

March 31, 2021

RCE North Texas - First Annual Summit - Online

Mar 31 2021 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

This summit will bridge silos between education, public sector, private sector, and non-profit in support of Education for Sustainable Development.  Attendees will learn from experts that are advancing Sustainable Development Goals in North Texas, network and collaborate with sustainability leaders, and receive hands-on training to address pressing issues of sustainability in the region.

Satya S Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General, is the keynote speaker.

See complete list of speakers and link to registration on website link below. Free.

 

April 8, 2021

City of Plano: Rain Barrels 101 - Online

Apr 8 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Are you interested in the benefits of rainwater harvesting using a rain barrel(s)? This webinar, geared toward first-time users, will teach you how to properly install, use and maintain your rain barrel(s).

April 9, 2021

Keep Flower Mound Beautiful: Spring Trash-Off - Flower Mound

Apr 9 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 11 2021 - 5:00pm
Flower Mound Town Hall
2121 Cross Timbers Road
Flower Mound , TX

Volunteers needed to help pick up trash. At the time of registration, you will be assigned a location where you can pick up trash at your convenience. Pick up your supplies at Flower Mound Town Hall starting Monday, April 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We will have giveaways and prizes for most trash collected, most recycles collected, and oddest item.

Info: [email protected] or (469)-828-9074. Pre-registration required: See website link below.

 

April 10, 2021

Keep Flower Mound Beautiful: Spring Recycling Drop Off - Flower Mound

Apr 10 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Flower Mound High School
3411 Peters Colony Rd Sagebrush @ Old Settlers
Flower Mound , TX

Do some spring cleaning without the guilt of putting more stuff in the landfill by bringing your things to KFMB Recycling Drop-Off Event! Volunteers will help take items out of your car and to the right location, so you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own vehicle! See website link below for more info.

Eligible items include:Plastic Bags/Film, Razors/Blades, Eyeglasses, Wire Hangers, Mechanical Pencils, Markers, Pens, & Caps, Books, Clothing & Textiles, Housewares, Paper & Documents for Shredding, Electronic Waste, Expired Medication

Info: [email protected] or (469)-828-9074

April 13, 2021

Dallas Sierra Club: How To Bring Solar To Any Neighborhood  - Zoom

Apr 13 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Zoom TX

Technology, Economics, & Collaboration: How To Bring Solar To Any Neighborhood 

Details to come

April 22, 2021

Texas A&M: SUSTEX SUMMIT 2021 - Online (April 22-23)

Apr 22 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 23 2021 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The objective of our primarily virtual SUSTEX2021 Summit is to gather current and future leaders from academia and industry to discuss current challenges and to present solutions that advance sustainable organizational practices. In doing so, this year's conference emphasizes sustainable solutions in challenging times through the lens of SUSTEX’s foundational themes.

Deadline for submissions is March 10.

Cost for the two-day virtual event is $150 for accepted faculty and industry presenters, $75 for accepted student presenters, $50 for non-presenting attendees, and $25 for TAMUCT faculty and students. Due to Covid-19, there are a limited number of invited onsite seats available at an additional cost of $100, which will include snacks, lunches on Thursday and Friday, and dinners on Wednesday and Thursday. Onsite attendees will benefit from additional networking and discussion opportunities.

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