October 30, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Seekers Workshop Field Training - Decatur

Oct 30 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Dixon Water Foundation
4528 County Road 398
Decatur , TX

Native Prairies Association of Texas, partnering with Dixon Water Foundation, is hosting a Prairie Seekers workshop with field training on Saturday, Oct.30, 2021 at Leo Ranch north of Decatur. Participants will gain experience evaluating prairies and will learn what makes a prairie special. Prairie ecology experts will be on hand to lead participants in focused field observations.

Fee is $35. Participation is limited and proceeds support the new North Texas Outreach & Stewardship Program.

November 5, 2021

Dallas College: Sustainability Summit - Online

Nov 5 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Online TX

11th annual event hosted by Dallas College.

The keynote topics include:

    •    How respect for self and others improves civic engagement and civil discourse

    •    Civil discourse – how we can move beyond our seemingly intractable wars of ideas

 

Additional topics to be explored are:

    •    Why voting matters

    •    How service-learning benefits both the givers and receivers

    •    Can Mindfulness and Compassion Training Increase Responsiveness and Resilience to the Climate Crisis?

    •    Media Literacy: How to Spot Misinformation Online

    •    Reflective Structured Dialogues 

    •    Sustainability for Self: How to Have the Time and Energy for Civic Engagement

    •    Three Questions that Can Transform the World

 

The Sustainability Summit will be followed by the 2021 Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit Nov. 8 - 9. The theme of the event is “Hope for the Future.“ It will provide educational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members on five specific Sustainable Development Goals that address hunger, health, education, inequality and climate change.

Both the Sustainability Summit and TRACS Summit will be held virtually and there is no charge for registration. This is part of Dallas College’s ongoing commitment to encourage social responsibility and provide access to low or no cost sustainability education to all the citizens of Texas. 

Dallas College: Sustainability Summit - Online

Nov 5 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Online TX

11th Annual Sustainability Summit will be held virtually. Hosted by Dallas College. Courtney Macavinta, founder of the Respect Institute, is the keynote speaker.

November 8, 2021

Dallas College: TRACs Summit - Online

Nov 8 2021 - 8:00am to Nov 9 2021 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit will feature keynote speaker Bina Venkataramn, author of “The Optimist’s Telescope.” She teaches in the program on Science, Technology and Society at MIT and is a fellow at New America.

November 11, 2021

City of Fort Worth: Trees for North Texas - Online

Nov 11 2021 - 6:00pm
Online TX

Although trees can and are established in Texas in the spring, fall is most often a better time to establish trees. Cooler temperatures create more favorable conditions for a successful transition into the tree's permanent home. Which is why in 2013, Texas established Texas State Arbor Day, which falls on the first Friday of November.

Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill. This seminar series, taught by experts from Rooted In, covers a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics each year. Fort Worth Water Conservation staff attend each seminar in case you have questions about Fort Worth outdoor watering requirements and conservation programs.

Seminar begins at 6 p.m. Registration is not required. Just join using this link: https://fortworthtexas.webex.com/fortworthtexas/onstage/g.php?MTID=e77fd...

November 12, 2021

Women in the Environment: Chocolate & Wine Annual Reception - Grapevinen

Nov 12 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Office Interiors Group (OIG)
430 South Main Street
Grapevine , TX

Join us for an evening of socializing and sharing. Everyone is welcome, just bring a bottle of wine and a favorite chocolate!

This year, the event will again be hosted by OIG on historic Main Street in Grapevine. Just visiting their renovated showroom is a pleasure; the blend on old, new and up-cycled! (Free parking in the back!)

Free.

November 18, 2021

2021 GSDFW Awards - Zoom

Nov 18 2021 - 5:30pm
Zoom TX

The 2021 Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards will be held virtually on Zoom on Nov. 18. Details TBA.

January 14, 2022

Women in the Environment: Waste Management Symposium - Grand Prairie

Jan 14 2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 South Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie , TX

The North Central Texas Region’s first annual Solid Waste Management Symposium is being presented by Women in the Environment, an advocacy organization committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The symposium will be a straightforward discussion presented by experts and designed to inform and energize our leaders in addressing short and long-term challenges. Women in the Environment is pleased to bring together companies, cities, and environmental advocates who can shape positive actions across the board.

All of us should be aware of what our region is up against. To landfill, recycle, reuse, transition to other package materials, continue to explore green energy — these are just a few of the questions for which we must develop answers.

Tickets: $50

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