Jul 23 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]

DCCCD: Are We Green Enough? Conversation with Latino Leaders about Sustainability - Webex

Jul 23 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Webex TX

Register via Webex (link below)

Dallas College’s Latino student population is growing quickly, and many of these students are passionate about efforts that protect our air, water and land. Through Dallas College student clubs and sustainability offices, many Latinos have collaborated in community conservation projects. The forum “Are We Green Enough” will be a conversation with students, alumni, and community and business leaders about sustainability projects that can conserve the environment and improve the community’s quality of life. The panel will explore how much Dallas College has achieved through its sustainability efforts, and what more can be done.

Forum moderator: Diana Flores, Chair, Dallas College Board of Trustees


    •    Dr. Maria V. Boccalandro: Director of Sustainability & Programs for Dallas College Cedar Valley Campus

    •    Miriam Gallegos: President of Cedar Valley Campus Green Club. Miriam is the winner of the 2020 Cedar Valley Campus Sustainability Leadership Award. She graduated in June 2020 with an associate of science degree from Cedar Valley.

    •    Oriana Silva: Sustainability Intern for Brookhaven Campus. She is pursuing an associate of arts degree focusing on French, Spanish and chemistry. She is the Sustainable Development Goals Action Manager for Dallas College and produces educational videos for the Dallas Arboretum.

    •    Ramon Cruz: Sierra Club’s new president, becoming the first Latino to hold that position in the organization’s 128-year history. The Sierra Club’s National Board of Directors is democratically elected by the organization’s membership and serves its 3.8 million members and supporters.  Cruz holds degrees from American University in Washington, D.C., and Princeton University in New Jersey. He has over 20 years of experience in advocacy at the intersection of sustainability, environmental and energy policy, urban planning, and climate change.

    •    John Martinez: President and CEO of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association located in the heart of the southern sector in Oak Cliff. Elected Chairman of the Board of the National Hispanic Construction Association. He leads the Contractor Business Center that focuses on procurement, construction safety, and “green and LEED” building.

This event is part of Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra, a national initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF).

Info: Dr. Maria Boccalandro [email protected] or 972-860-5204

City of Arlington: Gardening for Wlldlife (Birds, Bees, and Butterflies) - Zoom

Jul 23 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

The class is being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center Dallas's Water University. Learn ways to attract and provide habiitat for butterflies and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity. The event will be held through a Zoom call. Check the Water University events page soon for the Zoom link and to register for the virtual class.

Info: [email protected]