Jul 20 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] 

DCCCD: 10th Annual Sustainability Summit - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Jul 1 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 12 2020 - 5:00pm


The 10th Annual Sustainability Summit, presented by Dallas Community College District’s Mountain View Campus, will be held virtually on Friday, Nov. 6. 

Theme: Resilience for the next 50 years

Keynote: “In the pursuit of resiliency: sustainability and social justice for all"
By Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education Toward Sustainability

Breakout Session Tracks

• Facilities Management

•Resilience: Adapting and Thriving After a Crisis

•Resource and Energy Efficiency in Your Home

•Sustainability in Your Business

•Teaching Sustainability


•Sessions are 50 minutes. (35 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A)

•All presentations will be virtual via WebEx. 

•If your presentation is selected, you will receive detailed information on computer/video/audio requirements.

•Email notifications will be sent the last week of August.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Delacruz Lewis, [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is Aug. 12.

Submit Your Proposal

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Flow Yoga Series - Zoom

Jul 8 2020 - 8:30am to Aug 12 2020 - 9:30am
Zoom TX

This virtual Vinyasa flow series is led by Fort Worth yoga instructor Julie Vitek. Take in a tranquil morning view at home as you enjoy this slow, meditative yoga flow, connecting movement to the breath. You will leave each session feeling relaxed and refreshed, with a stronger connection to yourself and to the world. All levels are welcome. Individual classes are now available.

When: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12 (8:30 – 9:30 am)

Registration Deadline: Two days before each class

Cost: $12/$10 member (per class)

Location: This is an online class; you will receive an email the day prior to class with the Zoom class code and password. 

Materials: A yoga mat and any props you wish to use

Info: Chris Smith, [email protected]

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: The Benefits of Rewilding Part 2 - Zoom

Jul 20 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Zoom TX

Please join us in our July Zoom meeting for Part 2 of Kevin & Diane's ReWilding presentation series - Why ReWilding Matters. If you missed part 1, it has been published on our YouTube channel. We will also be trying to live stream the presentation on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. All of our presentation meetings qualify for NTMN AT hours and DCMG CEU hours.

Kevin W. Sloan is a landscape architect, urban planner, writer and professor. The work of his professional practice, Kevin Sloan Studio in Dallas, Texas, has been nationally and internationally recognized. Recently, he is the author of the Branch Waters Network, an organizing principle for the sprawling DFW Metroplex, using the entire water shed network of rivers, creeks and sheet springs to improve water quality, mitigate flood events and provide quality green space and parks for every neighborhood and economic strata. He teaches architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, and loves teaching as much as he loves making beautiful places.

Diane Sloan is the CEO of Kevin Sloan Studio. Her executive and studio leadership is informed by over 30 years of experience working for pre-eminent development companies in Texas and in the Public Relations department at Syracuse University where she worked prior to relocating to Texas in 1995. She has a largely useless degree in Fine Arts from THE Ohio State University, and learned everything she knows about plants from the the Native Plant Society of Texas. She is never happier than when she finally has the garden weeded and is ecstatic that a couple green anoles moved into it this spring.

You must register to join. You can join us early for some social time. Will be nice to catch up with all of you! 

“Rewilding is a new approach to designing the space between buildings that’s sweeping the world,” Sloan says. “It's something that can become part of just about any landscape project, either newly proposed or existing. And it really presents a very attractive set of benefits to individuals and this is why it's being so rapidly embraced by so many places and cities around the world.” – Kevin Sloan, on GreenSourceDFW.org.