Oct 9 2021

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Arlington

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 18 2021 - 5:00pm
Arlington , TX

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

See website link below for more details.

Info: Alana Earle, [email protected], 817-459-6618

North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge - DFW (Thru Oct. 31)

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 31 2021 - 5:00pm
DFW TX

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is a friendly competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021. Communities, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will recieve the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. Each year the trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2021 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 5 to Oct. 29. 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Fall Plant Sale - Fort Worth

Oct 9 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Fall Plant Sale features expert staff who an answer all of your plant questions and help you find the plants that will work best in your yard. Bring your own wagon if you have one to transport your new plants to your vehicle.

The Begonia, Orchid, Rose, African Violet, Cactus, and Iris Society’s along with the Tarrant County Master Gardeners will be onsite during the public sale on Saturday. 

The event is free.

Events take place in The Grove area. To reach the Grove free of charge, visitors must park in Parking Lot D (3408 West Freeway, 76108) and enter through the Lot D Gate.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Not Just a Pretty Plan Sitting on the Shelf, CECAP Progress - Zoom

Oct 9 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom TX

Not Just a Pretty Plan Sitting on the Shelf: CECAP progress, lessons learned, new Environmental Commission Overview FY 21-22 plans 

Presenter: Susan Alvarez, PE, CFM, Dallas Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability Assistant Director 

Ms. Alvarez will be sharing progress under the City of Dallas Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) during the first year of implementation, lessons learned, an introduction to the new Environmental Commission,  and an overview of key projects in the work plan for FY 21-22. 

See website link below for Zoom link and more info.

Recordings and presentation are posted on the NTREG website when available, on the Past Presentations page.