The U.S. Green Building Council-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is partnering
with an array of non-profit leaders to produce high quality
energy-efficiency education to the commercial industry. The Houston
Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Houston
Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) are among those that are
inspired to bring a premiere educational summit to Houston, one that
will promote discussion and knowledge about energy and green issues
along the Texas Gulf Coast.
On August 23, 2011 the USGBC Energy
Summit will be honored to host the following distinguished speakers and
panels at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston:

The Breakfast Keynote
Speaker will be Lisa Zembrodt of Summit Energy. She will discuss the
Dynamics and Fundamentals of the Texas Energy Markets, Production,
Capacities and Consumption. An expert in the energy market, Zembrodt
provides pertinent information, helping decision-makers understand the
current and future state of energy supply and demand.

Cooper Lighting's Winfield
Littleton will address where to use T8, T5 and T5HO lamps and how to
incorporate task and daylighting. This presentation will also include an
overview of suitable fixtures for those lamps and address key energy
efficient lighting technologies.

$25 Non-member

$20 Member (USGBC, AIA, IES)

$10 Student

Dallas Sierra Club September General Meeting:

TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL project is designed to carry
unrefined tar sands oil 1700 miles from Alberta, Canada southward
through several states including Texas to be refined and shipped from
Port Arthur.  Tar sand crude threatens landowners and waterways
throughout the US as it is highly corrosive and acidic compared to Texas
crude.  Tar sands represent an unstable blend of bitumen (which looks
like asphalt) which needs to be liquified with natural gas and other
chemicals, which is then highly pressurized to travel through a single
wall pipeline.

Currently, the US has NO guidelines for tar sands pipelines posing
serious threats and damage to their communities and drinking water.  In
Texas alone, the pipeline crosses rivers and streams more than 32 times.
The U.S. State Department is now under tremendous pressure to grant the
pipeline's permit. Learn more about how this pipeline puts US taxpayers
at risk while allowing Canada and foreign buyers of oil all the reward.

Celebrating Life ~ Embracing Balance ~ Fostering Peace

Presented by Earth Rhythms

Free – donations accepted.

– an environmentally themed event to commemorate, educate and
participate in all things TREE! Beneath the magnificent live oak trees
that surround the Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake, join us
in fellowship of nature greatest archetype on Autumn Equinox weekend.
Learn about proper TREE care, emulate TREE energy, peruse local
artisTREE, visit with a multitude of TREE organizations and share
prayers for peace on the World TREE. Be the change you wish to see…
celebration CommuniTREE!

Full Schedule online at


We are your warm, friendly and inclusive catalysts for the Dallas eco-community. Let
us help you plug into the local social network of eco-conscious folks.
Everything is Bigger in Texas - our hospitality included.

Watch the 30-second video of our recent gathering. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video is worth a million!!! Our 2010 Holiday Party.


1919 Hemphill, a wonderful activist space, has agreed to help host a
public screening of Gulf Restoration Network's "Defend the Gulf" in Fort
Worth, Texas!

The Event: We will have a short talk about the aftermath of the 2010 BP
Gulf of Mexico oil spill, then a screening of GRN's series of shorts,
followed by a Q&A session, a chance to sign a petition, and a raffle
drawing to win a trip to New Orleans!

Cost: A small fee (about $5) will be asked by the space to defray the cost.

Refreshments: 1919 Hemphill will generously provide vegan popcorn, soda, and water.

More about the movie: "Defend the Gulf" features "a beautiful piece from
Cornell's Ornithology Lab, the hilarious 'BP Spills Coffee', excerpts
from GRN's issue-focused Gulf Tides series, and more."

Please spread the news about this important series of short films and come and support the Gulf Restoration Network!

This is 1 of 2 public hearings on the formulation of the new gas drilling ordinance/or

considerations for it.  This is an open forum where you can ask questions,

bring up concerns (ie. water, emissions, pipeline placement, setback of

wells, property owner considerations, etc.).

The important thing is to show up so Chairwoman Lois Finkelman and others

understand that people in Dallas care about how/where/when gas drilling is

done.  In other words, bring your sincere questions and comments. Ask the

committee about how all this is to be monitored, executed, etc. whatever

comes to mind as something you think homeowners and residents need to know.

Dallas Green Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens
and the inaugural Texas Discovery Gardens Green Exhibit at State Fair of

Texas Discovery Gardens is once again hosting
the Dallas Green Festival, a celebration of environmentally positive
living! And this year we're extending it into the first ever Texas
Discovery Gardens Green Exhibit at the 2011 State Fair of Texas®!

That's over a month of environmental seeing, learning and doing!

These two fantastic events in one will feature activities and demonstrations on:

Have you wondered about how this works? Or tried it before with limited results? Join us to uncover the science behind mental imagery and begin to decode the symbols in your home. This is the second of a 10 Session Series where we will understand and apply the BaGua, Holons, and other techniques to create symbolic spaces that enhance joy, harmony and propel us towards the realization of our deepest wishes and goals. Each participant will receive a BaGua (Map) and Elemental Assessment along with other materials included in the Per Session Fee. In this session we will be focusing on the Career areas of our home - floor by floor and room by room. Bring pictures for individual assessment and recommendations!


“DFW Greenweavers is a power group of local, sustainable businesses that have been operating in the Metroplex as experts in their given Green fields.”

We will be following our synergizing format that we did last time. When people arrive you will be broken into three groups:

1) Home and Buildings 

2) Food and Gardening

3) Health and Lifestyle 

The first part of the meeting will be spent socializing with the
people in your industry. There has been a great response from people
spending time with others that are in their given fields.

After that you will draw a business card from the hat. You will then
have a 5 minute 1-1 with that person and you will be giving their 30
second commercial! This was a HUGE success last time. Lots of FUN!

Each meeting will be sponsored by a different business every month.
The sponsor will have 10 minutes to talk to the group about what they
do. There will be several other perks that go along with sponsorship.
The sponsor is paying the $75 room fee so that we can have our own
private room that's quiet. Finally!