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The Native Prairies Association of Texas has launched a chapter in Fort Worth. Prairie enthusiasts, master naturalists, bird watchers, landowners, educators and anyone else interested in prairies is welcome. 

Info: Jo Ann Collins, joacollins@gmail.com or 817-689-0098.

Club members and guests will share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food and the company of others at this annual event. Join us for some camaraderie, door prizes, silent auction and perhaps some surprise speakers, you never know. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. There's bound to be talk about issues of the day – air, water, fracking, coal, nuclear, whatever strikes your green fancy. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. We'll provide a free round of margaritas. Support the Club by getting a 2014 Sierra Club Calendar or Planner. Invite your family and friends. So come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up and lots of like minded people.

This newly formed chapter is a branch of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and will represent 13 Blackland counties: Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt.

Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, laellis55@aol.com or 214-321-7159

Join Karin & Michael Cagle, Fort Worth Sierra Club and the honorable Lon Burnam for a holiday fundraiser supporting GSDFW Sustainable Leadership Award winner Texas Campaign for the Environment. 

Tickets: $25. RSVP 214-599-7840 or tinyurl.com/txenvironment

Dallas Zoo
650 S RL Thornton Fwy, Dallas, Texas 75203

Join us at our upcoming regional gathering! Our guest speaker will be Lesli Figueiredo, MA, LPC from Freedom Reigns Counseling who will be discussing the Role of Nature in Mental Health.

A few animals friends from the zoo will be joining us as well at this gathering...

Kate Rugroden, director of special projects for Bat World Sanctuary, will give a presentation based on her book, The Essential Bat. She will introduce these extraordinary creatures and the many ways they affect human life. Special attention is given to White Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that is devastating bat populations throughout the U.S. Kate will bring bats to show as part of the program. Bat World Sanctuary is located in Cool, Texas near Mineral Wells for the rehabilitation of bats and has worldwide prominence. A suggested donation of $3 will help us defray program costs.

Guest speaker Calvine Tillman, former mayor of DISH. 

Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit nonpartisan organization working on creating the political will for a livable world. CCL's mission is to empower normal citizens, who care about their world, to engage in conversations with their elected officials.

Agenda for this month’s meeting: Introductions and action items for the month from 11am to noon. From noon to 1pm, we will listen to the national call with the guest speaker, Charles Kennel, former director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He recently co-authored an article in the journal Nature arguing that it is time to abandon the 2C warming goal and track a range of vital signs instead, provoking “hot” debate in the climate science world.

Info: Shawn Reeder at dallas@citizensclimatelobby.org

To learn more about our organization, dial in to our intro call Oct 29th at 7pm. Conference number: 1-866-642-1665. Pass code: 440699#

Mansfield Gas Well Awareness, a new group of Mansfield residents, is sponsoring what’s believed to be the first DFW presentation by a medical doctor on the health effects of fracking as part of a campaign to re-write the city’s six-year old drilling ordinance they say no longer reflects the best science, or provides enough public protection.

Dr. Anne Epstein, M.D. is an internal medicine specialist who graduated from Baylor Medical School and sits on the Lubbock County Board of Health. She’s a member of the Board’s Oil and Gas Advisory Committee that recently voted to recommend setbacks of 1,500 feet separating homes, workplaces, and schools from wells. Mansfield currently allows wells as close as 600 feet to residences, with post drilling development up to 100 feet.

READ Star-Telegram article.

Members, join WE for our annual Green Eggs and Holiday Ham Networking Breakfast. You will have an opportunity to share your story, product, business cards and passion for the environment with other like-minded women (and men).  Non-members are invited, too, but only members will be provided the opportunity to share their information. Join WE today at our "special" Individual Membership rate of $30, and you can share your story as well!

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