The Cool House Tour offers insight into what we can
do to improve our homes' energy efficiency, and an opportunity to talk
directly with the home owners who did it .. how they did it .. and what
they might do differently.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group June Meeting

When: Saturday, June 11, 2011

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Topic: "Electric Vehicles Presentation & Display"

The Social Justice Ministry at the UU Church of Oak Cliff 
hosts a 1st Tuesday Film Festival each month and show documentaries and
dramas on a wide range of socially relevant issues, followed by
discussion. Films are always free, donations accepted.

On June 7th at 7pm we'll be showing Gasland, and have 4
environmental organizations that will be tabling and leading our
community discussion after the film.

  • Downwinders at Risk
  • EARTHWORKS TX Oil and Gas Accountability Project
  • Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling
  • Sierra Club Dallas
Jim Duncan, NABCEP, offers his extensive solar knowledge for this free
homesteading skill class from DFW Ecovillage. 

Solar PV is a complicated subject but Jim makes it easy to learn the basics
and beyond. 

  • On the grid or off-the grid;
  • Batteries and battery maintenance;
  • Do-it-yourself knowledge, safety, and legalities; Different types of solar PV & costs, efficiencies, ease of installation;
  • What's new--including updates on reasonably priced new products, rebates, tax credits,legislation;
  • Q & A session. 

Doors open at 10 am; class starts at 10:30 sharp until 12:30 pm. 

Nuclear Free World Committee meets. Potluck dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:00

Call the Dallas Peace Center for address, 214-823-7793.

Members, please join us to meet the North Texas Chapter Board of
Directors and the incoming Board ChairLearn more about how you can
contribute to furthering the mission of the USGBC North Texas Chapter:To
promote a sustainable, profitable and healthy built environment in the
North Texas area through: Education, Professional Training and Outreach.
 Your membership status will be checked at the door.  If you are not
current, you will be asked to renew prior to admittance.

Menu Options
Salads: Baby Green Salad, Shaved Corn, Feta Cheese & Grilled Onion
Traditional Vinaigrette 
Entrees: Horseradish & Dijon Herb Crusted Chicken
Natural Pan Jus
Mascarpone Chive Pommes Puree 

Desserts: Bittersweet & White Chocolate Torte
Espresso Hazelnut Mousse
Raspberry Coulis 
All menu items include Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Bakeries & ButterFreshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee,
Selection of Signature Fairmont Teas Special Dietary Requirements will
be addressed on site by the waitstaff

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Fairmont Hotel Dallas

Tue, May 31 - North Texas Green Council free movie night. Doors open at 6pm; movie begins at 6:30. Dallas Center for Architecture, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Dallas, 75201, 214 742-3242.

Now entering its 43rd year, WasteExpo is North America’s largest
solid waste and recycling tradeshow serving both the private and public sectors. Whether you come from the public sector, a small, medium orlarge private sector waste management company or a manufacturer or supplier, WasteExpo is your once-a-year event!

Description:  Registration is required as seating is
limited. NCTCOG will partner with the North Texas Corporate Recycling
Association (NTCRA) for their annual celebration of North Texas
environmental leaders and their contributions toward a more sustainable
environment in the North Texas region.

Registration for the workshop (below) is separate from the NTCRA
Environmental Luncheon. So, register for the workshop and if you plan
to attend the luncheon, please visit as A SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS ALSO REQUIRED due to limited seating.

The workshop will be presented by Science
Applications International Corporation (SAIC) formerly known as R.W.
Beck and the purpose of the workshop is to help businesses and
governments better understand the reasons for recycling and operational
issues (e.g. contamination). Modules to be addressed in the workshop

Environmental Co-op presents:
Green Business
Initiative Seminar
Protect the environment and your bottom line

Seminar topics include:
- e-waste 
- recycling contracts 
- pollution prevention 
- proprietary information paper
- recycled products 101 
- energy conservation
- and more!
When:  May 12th, 2011
8:00am- 5:00pm
Where: Kaufman County Library
3790 South Houston Street
Kaufman, TX 75142
Cost: $30 for Co-op Members
$35 for Non-Members
(lunch included)
Call 972-524-0007 or email by May 9th to
reserve your spot today!!