August 15, 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.

September 5, 2023

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

September 8, 2023

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.

September 23, 2023

Ban Horse Carriages: Educational Outreach - Dallas

Sep 23 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
1701 N Market St
Dallas , TX

Join for Ban Horse Carriage Dallas monthly educational outreach. Only one hour! Help by holding signs, gathering petition signatures and or help pass out leaflets.

September 24, 2023

Wild DFW: Ned Fritz Day Walk - Dallas

Sep 24 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail
7000 Bexar St
Dallas , TX

Forty years ago, acting Governor Lloyd Doggett decreed Sept. 24, 1983 to be Ned Fritz Day. The citation heralds Ned’s work in thwarting the Trinity barge canal, fighting against clearcutting of forests, and work establishing public park lands. The team at Ned Fritz Legacy insist that it be celebrated every year. No better way to honor Ned than a walk in the woods.

Come walk the soft-surface (natural) trail segments of the Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail to the Trinity River. The @Ned Fritz Legacy team of Kristi Kerr Leonard and Amy Martin will be joined by Eileen McKee and Michael McKee, the Fritz’s daughter and grandson.

Along the 2.5 mile round-trip, view the 2nd Saturday workday team’s habitat restoration efforts. Join the team:

This amble recreates the trail’s chapter in Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press). The hike, one of the book’s 25 adventure narratives, was taken in spring with Leonard, Martin, and Eileen McKee to experience the Texas buckeye blooms. 


September 28, 2023

UT Dallas: Climate Action in Government - Richardson

Sep 28 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Blackstone Launch Pad @ UT Dallas
2830 Rutford Ave
Richardson , TX

The UT Dallas Office of Sustainability and Office of Research and Innovation are hosting the Climate Leadership Spotlight Series in person.

Our mission is to shine a spotlight on the regional initiatives driving progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action as an extension of the RCE North Texas focus, while providing a space for collaboration among sustainability professionals.

We kick off the series with a dynamic session focused on government. Get ready to be inspired by presentations from distinguished voices, including the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The presentations will showcase cutting edge innovations in sustainability as well as funding opportunities to accelerate regional climate action efforts.

Following the presentations at 4 p.m., we invite you to stay for a dedicated networking hour. It's a chance to build connections, share knowledge, and cultivate a culture of collaboration that will drive meaningful change.

Register on the link below.

September 30, 2023

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Chapter Conclave - Smithville

Sep 30 2023 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Buescher State Park Smithville , TX

Meet other NPAT members from the various state chapters across Texas. Members and non-member welcome. Free.

All People's Church UU: E-Waste Event - Fort Worth

Sep 30 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
All Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
1959 Sandy Lane
Fort Worth , TX

Drop off your e-waste in the parking lot. There will be informational and community tables in the front lawn.

Recycling services provided by Commodity Recycling Solutions. 

Note: There will be $20 charge for all screens—TVs and monitors to cover the recycling costs.


October 1, 2023

Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition: 023 DFW National Drive Electric Week - Fort Worth

Oct 1 2023 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tanger Outlets
15853 North Fwy
Fort Worth , TX

DFWCC is proud to put on this event, which will educate attendees on the current state of the electric vehicle industry and the benefits of owning an EV. Attendees will also have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with EVs at our Ride and Drive during the event. The event will take place at Tanger Outlets, an outdoor mall with ample parking, public seating, and over 70 popular stores and businesses. Food, games and restrooms will be available to attendees.

October 5, 2023

Dallas County Master Gardener Association: Go Native Lecture Series - Dallas

Oct 5 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dallas

Lecture series with North Texas Artists and Master Gardeners

October 6, 2023

Texas Conservation Alliance: Native Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 6 2023 - 10:00am to Oct 7 2023 - 3:00pm
Wild Birds Unlimited - East Dallas
5708 Abrams Rd.
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance is partnering with Wild Birds Unlimited (East Dallas location) to host a native plant sale.

As the temperature drops, this is the best time to establish Texas native plants in your garden spaces. TCA’s Fall Native Plant sale features a variety of native perennial wildflowers and grasses. Native plants need little water and require no artificial fertilizers to flourish and they provide food and shelter for wildlife.

All proceeds go toward TCA’s habitat restoration projects. Your purchase helps pollinators and enable TCA to put more natives in the ground.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Plant List will be provided when the date gets closer. 


Texas Women's University: Environmental Science and Civic Engagement - Denton

Oct 6 2023 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Drive
Denton , TX

Environmental Science & Civic Engagement

Hosted by Texas Woman’s University, School of the Sciences

Event Description

Participate in a discussion about the connections between science research, business, and local policy at The Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership at Texas Woman's University and tour the Science Research Commons building and Butterfly Gardens on October 6, 2023.

Pioneering in Environmental Science. Texas Woman’s University now offers Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Chemistry.

Schedule of the Event

The first part of the event will be networking at the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall, followed by lunch and a presentation. After the presentation, we will tour the Science Research Commons and Butterfly Garden outside the Ann Stuart Science Complex.

For the presentation:

• 11 a.m. - Networking at Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall Exhibit

• 11:20 a.m. - Lunch and presentation/panel discussion

• Tour - 12:30 p.m.-  ScienceResearch Commons & Butterfly Garden (ASSC)

• Walk Back - 1:20 p.m. - Back to Jane Nelson Institute for Women.


October 7, 2023

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
8515 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

Shop for native plants grown by members.

Arlington Garden Club: Plant Sale - Arlington

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

Offering native and adapted perennials and plant donations from members' gardens.


Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am
4448 Twin Post Rd
Dallas , TX

Organically grown plants donated by our membership will be available at this plant sale. Garden related items such as containers and garden ephemera will also be available.