Jun 8 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.

 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Bird-a-Thon - Online (May 13-June 14)

May 13 2021 - 7:00am to Jun 14 2021 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Support threatened bird populations and the habitat preservation work of NPAT. Just pledge a selected amount to donate per number of birds counted over a four week period. Pledges can be made from May 13 through June 14.

Dallas College: Life and Livelihoods: World Ocean Day - Online

Jun 8 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Online TX

Part of the Sustainability U Series

Humanity has defined itself through its relations with the oceans over time culturally, socially and economically. The ocean has become central to maintaining life and livelihoods in every respect. Nevertheless, we have yet to understand our impacts on this life source or to discover its interconnectivity beneath the surface. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how oceans act as carbon sinks, plus the causes and impacts of plastic pollution, and the consequences of both.

Presenter: Lori Delacruz Lewis, assistant director of sustainability for education at Dallas College.

Info: [email protected]

Dallas Sierra Club: A New Normal: Environmental Nonprofits and Paid 'Volunteers' - Zoom

Jun 8 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Al Smith, from Socialwyze, explores the public and environmental impact of work and income insecure people and the neighborhoods they inhabit. From environmental "hot zones" to food deserts, more and more neighborhoods are seeing their communities falter and become forgotten.

Socialwyze is a new Eco and Social company that supplies nonprofits with fully-funded labor to expand the impact of their public benefit projects. This not only furthers environmentally impactful work, but it allows people who need work to find it. Whether there's a need for cleaning parks, beaches, planting trees, tending a community garden or doing environmental remediation, nonprofits can readily increase their impact with a consistent supply of workers who need transitional work to support their families.