Jan 11 2022

Dallas Sierra Club: Fix the Grid - Zoom

Jan 11 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Dave Cortez, director of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter, will talk about working to promote development of a sustainable, reliable, and affordable U.S. electric grid for 21st-century renewable energy.

Dave Cortez is a third generation El Pasoan now based out of Austin where he lives with his partner and almost 4 year old daughter. He grew up and learned organizing on the frontera, where industrial pollution, poverty, gentrification, racism and the border wall are seen as intersecting issues. Dave has been organizing in the Texas environmental movement for 16 years.

The recent winter storm was the latest example of a crisis of multiple intersecting struggles. While Dave and his family were without power for about 60 hours and without water for several days, the trauma and stress of protecting his toddler daughter from the stress of the storm still lingers. Dave is supporting staff and volunteers across Texas who are organizing to center racial justice and equity in their work to win environmental justice, to expand clean energy, and to protect the land and resources so every Texan has access to clean water and clean air. 

From 6:45 to 7 p.m. you can log in to the meeting, chat, and ask questions.  The meeting will begin at 7 with announcements, followed by our speaker's presentation. 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/99535860396

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Spider Specialist - Zoom

Jan 11 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

Spider Specialist Meghan Cassidy discusses the spiders of Texas.

Meghan is a naturalist, photographer, and a strong advocate of everything in the class Arachnida. She will give us a foundation of basic info about spiders (and arachnids) which include spiders, harvestmen, scorpions, ticks, and a few others, many of whom are misunderstood and sometimes feared. Her presentation will  include basic taxonomy, ecology, natural history, and common families. Meghan will discuss spiders found in Texas prairies with a focus on blackland prairies and the plants these spiders are associated with. She will also offer some strategies for identifying spiders. Meghan has many detailed spider photos to show and she will provide some tips for using iNaturalist as a learning resource for spiders.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86215253084

Info:  Ann Sansone, [email protected] or Brenda Catlett, [email protected]