Sep 9 2023

Lights Out Texas: Fall Migration (Aug. 15 - Nov. 30)

Aug 15 2023 - 11:00pm to Nov 30 2023 - 6:00am
Texas TX

​Lights Out Texas is a campaign to turn off lights at night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during spring and fall wildbird migrations to help protect nocturnally migrating birds.

Originally launched in 2017 by Houston Audubon, Lights Out Texas has grown statewide and is facilitated by Audubon Texas in collaboration with conservation non-profits, universities, governmental organizations and Texans dedicated to the conservation of birds.

The full fall migration starts Aug. 15 and ends on Nov. 30.
The peak fall migration is Sept. 6 through Oct. 29.

North Texas Giving Day - Online (Deadline Sept. 21)

Sep 1 2023 - 7:00am to Sep 21 2023 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community. Choose among hundreds of local nonprofits to donate to, including dozens of environmental and animal welfare groups. Matching funds are used to encourage donations. Early donations welcome too.

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Deadline Oct. 13

Sep 5 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 13 2023 - 5:00pm

The contest is for students who live or attend school in Arlington. Entries are due Oct. 13 and winners will be announced Oct. 19. One winner in each age group will receive water-themed books, fun STEAM-related kits, and other fun prizes.

Visit the website for more information on:

    •    Contest rules 

    •    Printable contest flyer

    •    Printables for pre-K students (From the EPA's WaterSense website)

    •    Resources for parents and educators

EarthX: Congress of Conferences - Call for Speakers (Deadline Sept. 30)

Sep 8 2023 - 8:00am to Sep 30 2023 - 5:00pm

All submissions are welcome. We encourage sustainability leaders, environmental executives, business and industry leaders, researchers, academics, government officials, ecosystem leaders, nonprofit organizations, innovators, entrepreneurs, visionary rising stars, and C-suite professionals across a breadth of environmental and business disciplines to apply.

The Built Environment, April 22-24
• The Future of Energy
• Climate Resilience and Adaption
• The Circular Economy
• Sustainable Cities, Innovation and Investment

The Natural Environment, April 24-26
• The Impact of the 2024 Election on Environmental Policy
• New Approaches to Wildlife and Ocean Conservation
• The Future of Food and Agriculture
• Biodiversity and Climate Markets

8th Annual E-Capital Summit, April 23-25
• Industry-Leading Sustainability Investment & Innovation Summit
• 2023 Theme: Making the Business, Investment and Political Case for Sustainability and Clean Technology

See application on website link below.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Sep 9 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

This month we invite you to join us in working in our pollinator gardens, watering, pulling pesky privet, staining benches, and picking up litter.

Come join us for all or part of the morning.

Please bring your favorite pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat.

Water will be provided.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is near by.

We encourage everyone to adhere to safety guidelines - observe social distancing, wear a mask if you can't maintain distancing, please stay home if you are not feeling well.

River Legacy Living Science Center: W.A.T.E.R. Fest - Arlington

Sep 9 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Celebrate the wonderful resource of water with a variety of educational, family-friendly activities, crafts and games during this fun family festival. Free.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: New Electric Vehicle Chargers - Irving & Online

Sep 9 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dallas College North Lake Campus
5001 North MacArthur Boulevard Building 'C', Room C-223
Irving , TX

Presentation: New Electric Vehicle Chargers at the South Irving Library with Melissa Baker

Presenter: Melissa Baker, Project Manager for the City of Irving, Texas

About Our Presentation: Melissa Baker will discuss the City of Irving’s Electric Vehicle Fast Charger Station. She will dive into the details of the charger, best practices, challenges faced, the needs assessment through Volta Charging, and a few of the lessons learned along the way.

The City of Irving received a federal grant for electric vehicle chargers. Irving was the only North Texas city to request a fast DC charger, and it's being installed at the South Irving Public Library.

Under this program, General Motors and other automakers will install 30,000 electric vehicle chargers nationwide. The companies will jointly spend at least $1 billion to build a North American network in an effort to encourage more people to buy battery-powered cars and trucks.

Details and Zoom link on website link below.