Jun 15 2020

City of Fort Worth: Environmental Awards - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Jun 1 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 31 2020 - 5:00pm

The City of Fort Worth Environmental Excellence Awards celebration honoring innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2020.

The application for the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards is available online at www.FortWorthTexas.gov/environmental-awards. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, 2020.

The awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rdSt.

The awards program began in 1999 as the Pretreatment Awards, honoring companies in full compliance with wastewater regulations. Those awards will continue and are based on the number of consecutive years of compliance. They include the Star, Associate, Partnership and Stewardship levels.

In 2019, the awards program added the Innovation Award and the Recognition Award. Each category contains subcategories and businesses can apply for more than one award.

The Innovation Awards are presented in the areas of Water Use & Process Improvement, Water Conservation, Stormwater, Air Quality, Land Redevelopment, Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Recognition Awards include Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes, recognizing businesses applying water conservation principles to their landscape, and the SmartWater Award, which has been presented since 2010 to industrial, commercial and institutional customers implementing water efficiency strategies following a SmartWater Audit.

Contact: [email protected] 

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: The Benefits of Rewilding - Zoom

Jun 15 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

Join us on Monday, June 15th for our first online meeting and presentation starting at 7PM.  Local landscape architect, professor, writer, and rewilding proponent, Kevin Sloan and his wife, and fellow NPSOT member, Diane Sloan will discuss how and where to return our local environment to a more balanced ecosystem to support not only the human condition, but the natural world.

"Every project, even a modest backyard landscape, can rewild a portion that may be peripheral to human needs, but the rich and diverse array of rewilded plants would be greatly appreciated by the other species we often neglect: butterflies, hummingbirds, honeybees that pollinate our food sources, and other species that enable the recovery and success of the planetary environment." - Kevin Sloan.

Go to the website below to register for the meeting. You will need to create a Zoom account as well.