Mar 12 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.

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1 to June 15)

Mar 1 2024 - 6:00am to Jun 15 2024 - 11:00pm

Help migrating birds by turning off lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during spring migration.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (March 1-April 14)

Mar 1 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 14 2024 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Dallas Sierra Club: Greater Reach for Climate Planning in DFW - Zoom

Mar 12 2024 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Susan Alvarez will be providing an overview of North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG) efforts to develop a regional Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) on behalf of the 16-county area comprising the NCTCOG.   This plan is being developed under a Climate Pollution Reduction Grant from the EPA, and will include sections on Transportation, Energy, Water Resources, Waste Management, and Green Space (Agriculture, Urban Forestry, and Green Land Uses).  The plan also includes several cross-sector ideas that provide benefits in multiple areas.  In considering the current severe non- attainment air quality status in the metroplex, the NCTCOG is developing this PCAP as a DFW-Air Quality Improvement Plan, with the end goal of improving local air quality through effective climate action.  Come learn more, and learn how you can provide input into this important effort!

Susan Alvarez currently serves as the Director of Environment and Development at the North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG), where she manages programs related to water, material resources, regional codes, public works and regional climate action. 

Details and Zoom link on website below.