Apr 16 2021

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2021 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas launched last spring, led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The program encourages homeowners, building managers and businesses to turn out outdoor lights from March 1 to June 15  from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the spring bird migration in Texas. Turning off interior lights or closing drapes and shutters will also help to reduce light pollution. The peak migration window is between April 19 to May 7.

 

Lights Out Texas: Bird Survey - Dallas (April 1-May 27)

Apr 1 2021 - 6:00am to May 27 2021 - 8:00am
Perot Museum
Special Event Parking Lot
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance and Perot Museum seek volunteers to help conduct bird survey for Lights Out Texas program. They will be surveying for 50 mornings from 6-8 a.m. focusing on a 10-building route to document bird deaths during spring migration due to building collesions.

PARKING: Enter the Perot Special Event/Permit Parking Lot by way of Field & River Streets. Push the intercom button at the gate and let security know you are there for Lights Out. They will admit you. 

WALK: We'll walk between 3-6 miles at a leisurely pace – comfortable shoes are recommended. 

CLOTHING: Light-colored clothing is a good idea for high visibility. You will be crossing many streets on foot. 

RESTROOMS: Available sporadically along the survey route

GEAR 

    •    A flashlight or headlamp helps you see birds pre-dawn.

    •    A camera phone, with the iNaturalist app https://www.inaturalist.org/ downloaded, helps you document your findings but is not required.   

Email [email protected]s.org or [email protected] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

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Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis (April 1-30)

Apr 1 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2021 - 6:00pm
Ennis , TX

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so please check website below or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.

EarthxFilm Fest (April 16-25)

Apr 16 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 25 2021 - 11:00pm
Online and in-person events Dallas , TX

The fifth annual event, hosted by EarthX, will kick off April 16 with 10 days and nights of drive-in, outdoor and online screenings thru April 25. (See full schedule.)

City of Dallas: North Texas Climate Symposium - Online

Apr 16 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The 4th annual event will be held virtually. Free.

Agenda

9:30-9:35 Welcome  

9:35-9:45 City Leadership in Climate Action (Mayor Eric Johnson)

9:45- 10:15 AT&T Sustainability Overview (Shannon T. Carroll, AT&T)

10:15- 11:00 Climate and the Economy (Robert S. Kaplan, Dallas Fed)

11:00-11:55 Panel – “Exploring Business' Roles in Mitigating Climate Change”

11:55-12:00 Wrap Up 

Global Climate Strike Dallas: All Eyes on Blackrock Rally - Dallas

Apr 16 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
5910 N Central Expy
Dallas , TX

Rally and die-in to raise awareness and demand action from the largest investor in environmental destruction and war on the planet: BlackRock! North Texas activists will join cities across the globe this week as part of the international #BlackRocksBigProblem Campaign.