Feb 29 2024

Keep Texas Beautiful: Beautify Texas Awards - Nominations Open (Feb. 5-March 22)

Feb 5 2024 - 8:00am to Mar 22 2024 - 5:00pm

The Beautify Texas Awards recognize efforts made by individuals and organizations to enhance their communities and protect Texas’ environment. These awards honor extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations, and specific projects and programs. They are organized into two main categories, Individual Awards and Organizational Awards.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 24-April 8)

Feb 24 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 8 2024 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 24-April 8, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and the all NEW living backdrops of sprawling plant walls. These six installations, placed throughout the garden, will feature over 10,000 plants covering 565 square feet.

Veterans for Peace: Warheads to Windmills - Zoom

Feb 29 2024 - 6:00pm
Zoom TX

A special webinar featuring Dr. Ivana Hughes, president, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Timmon Wallis, NuclearBan.US on Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War.

Register on the link below.

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute & Native American Studies: Film Screening 'Inhabitants' - Dallas

Feb 29 2024 - 6:00pm
Frances Moody Hall
6404 Airline Rd Moody Auditorium
Dallas , TX

The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and Native American Studies at SMU Research Cluster host the next event in the DCII's 2023-2024 Big Challenge Series on Climate Resilience — a screening of the 2022 documentary Inhabitants followed by a conversation with Dr. Christopher Roos, SMU Anthropology.

"Inhabitants" follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains and prairies, Native communities are restoring their ancient relationship with the land. As the climate crisis escalates, these time-tested practices of North America's original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world. 

There will be a short reception with food and drink at 6 p.m., followed by the film screening and conversation at 6:30 p.m.