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Zac Trahan of Texas Campaign for the Environment will lead an interactive discussion about potential environmental bills during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. It has always been difficult to pass good environmental legislation at the State Capitol, but this year is shaping up to be the toughest challenge yet. Sierra Club is working with groups like Texas Campaign for the Environment and many others to pass the best bills possible and to defeat negative environmental bills that would result in more pollution, not less. Industry lobbyists are currently targeting the numerous local ordinances that DFW cities have passed on contentious issues such as fracking and single-use shopping bags, pushing legislation that would over-ride and pre-empt our right to local control. Learn more about this and other potential environmental legislation—and get plugged in to ways you can help influence state lawmakers on behalf of a cleaner, greener world.

Join Rev. Sam Brannon from the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and members of Fort Worth Interfaith Power & Light, in a hands-on planning workshop for the Water Captains program. Water Captains are local members of the faith community who partner with state and local leaders to make sure the Texas water planning process works for everyone. We welcome your participation. Info: Mary Kirwin 817-714-1796 or with questions and to RSVP.

This meeting, chaired by Sierra Club Conservation Chair Rita Beving, updates local environmentalists on current critical issues.

This month, learn about the latest in the legislature, Green Source DFW awards, 3 upcoming lobby day events and more.

This meeting, chaired by Sierra Club Conservation Chair Rita Beving, updates local environmentalists on current critical issues.

Former state rep. Lon Burnam will speak on legislative issues.

Greg Hughes with the Fort Worth chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas will lead a walk at the Tandy Hills Park to discuss current efforts to save our prairies and to discuss recruiting volunteers for Prairiefest.

4:30 PM | EBOM Committee Meeting

5:30 PM | Networking & Refreshments

6:00 PM | Office Tour 

Parmenter Realty Partners purchased Rambler Park in 2013 and achieved a LEED Platinum EBOM certification in June 2014. Parmenter owns over a dozen office buildings that have achieved LEED EBOM certification and is proud to showcase its commitment to sustainability. Rambler Park is also certified under the BOMA 360® and Energy Star® programs.

Rambler Park has been awarded the first LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification in Dallas and North Texas. The prestigious certification of LEED Platinum highlights the distinctive Dallas office setting offered by Rambler Park with its high quality, sustainable environment and direct DART access.

We encourage tour participants to take public transportation to the tour. Rambler Park is located just a short 5-minute walk from the Walnut Hill DART station (on the Red/Orange lines).

Presenter: ONCOR

ONCOR, the state's largest regulated utility, just stepped forward with an audacious plan to invest $5.2B to install 5,000 MW of batteries on the Texas Grid. This emerging technology will help improve reliability, boost renewable and maybe lower monthly electric bills. If this project goes through it will be the largest project of its kind in the world. 

Related News Article: Texas - A Testing Ground for Energy Storage

Join River Legacy as we help count birds for science and participate in fun, family-friendly bird-related crafts and activities. This event is held in conjunction with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Free.

Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.

One day a year, Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area with help from the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Dept. hosts a Brush Bash to clear sections of the prairie of invasive and unwanted trees, brush and trash. 

The brush has been cut and will be ready for volunteers to drag to waiting trucks for delivery to a composting facility. Your help really makes a difference! Manly Men and Wild Women welcome.