Feb 17 2022

EPA: Draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities - Public Comment (Thru March 16)

Feb 1 2022 - 7:00am to Mar 16 2022 - 11:45pm
Online TX

On October 28, 2021, EPA released the draft Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities (Lead Strategy) for public comment. The agency is seeking input from communities affected by lead contamination through virtual workshops nationwide. 

EPA’s Lead Strategy will utilize the full suite of EPA authorities, expertise, and resources to reduce lead exposure. It outlines three significant ways the agency can reduce lead exposure in overburdened communities.

The EPA has extended the public comment period until March 16, 2022.

More info on website link below.

Dallas College: E-Waste Recycling - Dallas

Feb 17 2022 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
Dallas College
West Dallas Center 3330 N. Hampton Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas College is hosting a series of free e-waste recycling events at our seven campuses. You’ll be able to recycle computers, network and communications devices, CRTs and LCDs, point of sale equipment, wires and cables, other office equipment, consumer goods, batteries, appliances, and audio and video equipment.

Most of the items can be recycled at no cost; however, there is a charge by the vendor for certain items that is used to cover the cost of environmentally responsible disposal.

These events are offered by Dallas College as a community service.

More information, including prices for items with a disposal fee, can be found on the e-Waste Recycling Events webpage. See website link below.

Info: Faye Davis, FDavis@dcccd.edu

Friends of the Texas Historical Commission: Vegetarian Viands of the Early Victorian Era, A Lacto-Ovo Meal- Zoom

Feb 17 2022 - 6:00pm
Zoom TX

While most published cookbooks of the 19th century featured recipes reflecting the period’s diet heavy in pork, chicken, and beef, there were many popular dishes that did not include meat. In 1835, the first American vegetarian cookbook, Nature's Own Book, was published by Mrs. Asenath Nicholson. It was followed in 1849 by her book Kitchen Philosophy for Vegetarians, which additionally excluded eggs and dairy products, making it the first American vegan cookbook.

While vegetarianism was not widely accepted in Western society during most of the 19th century, many notable poets, philosophers, and artists adopted the diet, including Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Edison, Sylvester Graham (the inventor of the graham cracker), and John Harvey Kellogg (best known for creating corn flakes as a breakfast food).

In this virtual program, Hal Simon-Hassell, the Texas Historical Commission’s Chief Interpretive Specialist, will make two vegetarian dishes from 19th-century American cookbooks: an 1839 onion soup, and an 1824 Spanish gaspacho, which is actually similar to a bread salad. This event will be livestreamed from the French Legation State Historic Site in Austin and will discuss the history of the historic home and property as well. Recipes will be provided to all registrants following the event!