Sep 12 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.

NCTCOG: DFW High-Speed Transportation Study - Online Public Comment (Deadline Oct. 10)

Sep 10 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2023 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The public recently had several opportunities to weigh in on plans to connect Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas with high-speed rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments held a series of four open houses in August and September to gauge the opinions of potential users of the system.

There is still time for the public to weigh in on the project before the end of the 30-day comment period. Comment here by Oct. 10 to provide feedback on the Fort Worth-to-Dallas line.

The formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process of the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is set to kick off soon, during which the environmental and social impacts of the proposed route, which mostly follows Interstate Highway 30, will be evaluated. The NEPA process must be completed within a year of its start date. Once the line has been environmentally cleared, it will be easier to begin discussing funding mechanisms. Ultimately, the project could include some combination of public- and private-sector funds.



Tarrant Regional Water District: DIY Sprinkler Repair - Online

Sep 12 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Online TX

Learn the basics of a home sprinkler system and how to fix most common issues on your own!

Walk through common sources of inefficiency, then learn how to fix them with minimal tools and time.

Attend this free class to learn:

• Sprinkler system parts

• Adjusting heads and nozzles

• Checking for leaks

• Easy DIY repairs

Free. See link below for details and how to register.


Texas Outdoor Women's Network: 'Wild DFW' Talk - Fort Worth

Sep 12 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

Wild DFW author Amy Martin will share insights on Tarrant County ecology.

Greater FW Sierra Club Environmental Book Club: 'The Overstory' - Fort Worth

Sep 12 2023 - 6:30pm
George Hawkes Downtown Library
100 S Center Street Optimism Study Room
Arlington , TX

The group will discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning fiction book The Overstory by Richard Powers.

Info: Terry McIntire at [email protected]

Note: GSDFW editor highly recommends this book — especially for tree lovers!

Dallas Sierra Club:Water Supply In Texas: Why Is It Such A Challenge? - Zoom

Sep 12 2023 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: John Lingenfelder, board member of Texas Water Development Board's Region C Water Planning Group (and a member of the Dallas Sierra Club's Executive Committee), will give a brief history of how Texas came up with the idea of planning for water supply and demand decades into the future.

The sufficient supply of water in Texas is in serious question with the influx of people and industry that continues to “up” the requirement for more water than can currently be supplied. Existing plans to supply more water are an anathema to environmentalists who fear that construction of more reservoirs will have detrimental effects on the environment, flora & fauna, and on the displacement of people. Can a reasonable answer be found to this controversial issue?

Info: Victoria Howard, [email protected]