Oct 14 2020

ACTION ALERT! Dallas Sierra Club: Stop W.Texas Nuke Waste Dump Expansion - COMMENT

Jul 24 2020 - 7:00am to Nov 3 2020 - 5:00pm

Per Dallas Sierra Club:

Before Nov. 3 (pushed back from July 29!), comment on the latest Interim Storage Partners proposal to ship high level nuclear waste to their "temporary" facility in Andrews County TX. See complete docket which links to place for online comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016- 0231. Modify and send a letter composed by Austin-based NoNuclearWaste.org. UPDATE: The NRC site is being redesigned so you will be redirected to what they're calling the regulations "beta site." Until Oct. 31, use this link to comment. Use Docket ID, NRC-2016-0231. If you have any questions about submitting your comment, contact the NRC support desk at 877-378-5457.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Community Outdoor Outreach Program Grant Application (Deadline Nov. 6)

Aug 11 2020 - 8:00am to Nov 6 2020 - 5:00pm

The Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) is now accepting applications for outdoor education programming.  CO-OP grants provide funding to tax-exempt organizations for programming that engages under-represented populations in TPWD mission-oriented outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education activities.  Grant awards range between $5,000 - $30,000 for eligible activities that take place between March 1, 2021 – Sept. 1, 2022.  This is NOT a construction grant and funds can support personnel, training, transportation, food, program fees and supplies. 

Recreation Grants staff will host a CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar on Tuesday, Sept.15 at 9 a.m.  This online webinar will discuss grant program requirements, provide an overview of the application process, review the newly modified scoring criteria and answer questions from applicants.  The webinar will be recorded so those unable to attend the live streaming can view the recorded webinar once available. Click the link below to register for the upcoming CO-OP Grant Writing Webinar:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4529400076455690253

Applications are available now via the RGO 2020 system and the deadline is Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. Grant awards will be announced on March 1, 2021. 

For more information and to apply, please visit:https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants/recreation-grants/community-outdoor-outreach-program-co-op-grants.  

Info: [email protected] or call (512) 389-8224.

Texas Conservation Alliance: Lights Out Texas (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2020 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2020 - 6:00am
Statewide TX

The campaign hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texas Conservation Alliance, Houston Audubon encourages homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sept. 5 to Oct. 29, during the peak of the fall migration.

ACTION ALERT! Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Public Meetings on Texas Nuke Dump - Online (Thru Oct. 15)

Oct 1 2020 - 5:00pm to Oct 15 2020 - 1:00pm
Online TX

The NRC will hold meetings regarding the draft enviromental impact statement for Interim Storage Partners's (Waste Control Specialists and their partner Orano) application to store highly radioactive nuclear waste in Andrews County. 

Oct. 1, 5-8 p.m. CST

Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m. CST

Oct. 8, 5-8 p.m. CST

Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST

Press *1 after calling in. No registration required. Audio is by phone and slides will be shown online.

Info: Karen Hadden, [email protected] 

Public Protest: Tarrant Coalition of Environmental Awareness is hosting an in-person protest at the Nuclear Regulartory Commission, U.S. NRC Region IV office, 1600 East Lamar Boulevard, Arlington on Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. Activists should arrive at 4:30 p.m. 

VOTE! Texas Early Voting Oct. 13-30

Oct 13 2020 - 8:00am to Oct 30 2020 - 5:00pm

Early voting in Texas is Oct.13-30. See website link below for more info.

 

Event Website:

Texas Master Naturalist: Annual Meeting - Online (Oct. 14-17)

Oct 14 2020 - 9:00am to Oct 17 2020 - 6:00pm
Online TX

As a result of the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Master Naturalist Program has decided to suspend this year’s in-person event in Houston, Texas, in favor of a fully virtual experience.

The Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting is geared toward Texas Master Naturalist volunteers, their chapters, agency advisors, representatives of partner organizations and supporters of the statewide TMN Program. The meeting provides an opportunity for our volunteers and affiliates to receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one extended weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas and projects and to learn from one another.

Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference - Online (Oct. 14-16)

Oct 14 2020 - 10:00am to Oct 16 2020 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The biennial TTAT Conference brings together those involved with bicycle, pedestrian and other active transportation and recreation modes from around Texas and the world. Presenters share current information and examples from the active transportation field and spark inspiration to continue striving to make things better in each of our communities. The conference focuses on issues of economic development, health, safety and many other topics relevant to advancing active transportation and trails.

$575.

Students and Current Elected Officials may be eligible for full or partial scholarship assistance. If this may apply to you, contact via online form or call 512-476-7433 before submitting your registration.

North Texas Regional Center of Expertise: North Texas Dialog on Quality Education - Online

Oct 14 2020 - 2:00pm
Online TX

Join RCE North Texas for 3 webinars to celebrate UN75 and Global Goals Week

Webinar 2 on SDG #4 Quality Education

Speaker: Lori Delacruz Lewis- Sustainability Office Mountain View Campus

Topic: Citizen Science and the UN SDGs

Traditional data sources are not sufficient for measuring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. New and nontraditional sources of data are required. Citizen science is an emerging example of a non-traditional data source that is already making a contribution. In this Perspective, we present a roadmap that outlines how citizen science can be integrated into the formal Sustainable Development Goals reporting mechanisms. Success will require leadership from the United Nations, innovation from National Statistical Offices and focus from the citizen-science community to identify the indicators for which citizen science can make a real contribution.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 737-220-2208   (Toll) 

Conference ID: 759 441 33#

Info: Meghna Tare, [email protected]

Oct. 28, 4 p.m. - Webinar 3 on SDG#11 Sustainable Communities

 

State Fair of Texas: Community Garden & Urban Farm Gathering - Online

Oct 14 2020 - 6:00pm
Online TX

Gathering for local gardens and urban farms to introduce participants to one another and potential opportunities for partnership with the City of Dallas. 

Laila Alequresh, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Dallas as well as Bob Curry, Urban Agriculture Manager, Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, will share more information on their services and resources for your work. Dallas Area Urban Growers Coalition will also present their strategies for engagement and collaboration.

The event will be held virtually. 

RSVP: [email protected] by Friday, Oct. 9.

Event Website: