Topic: "Spring Planting; Sowing the Seeds for Energy and Sustainable Harvest in North Texas."
Presenter: Stephen Studicka, Lynn Stoked, Don Moulton and Dallas Master Gardeners.
Stephen Studnicka will present Midway Hills Cristian Church's energy harvesting efforts and goals. MHCC is host to our monthly meetings. Church members Lynn Stoked and Con Moulton will do a presentation of their solar installation. Dallas Master Gardeners will give a presentation about their organization and water-wise gardening.

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.

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.

H3: The Responsible Pathway Sustainability Conference

Keynote Speakers: Mr. Trammell S. Crow, Dr. Elaine Ingham

This free one-day conference features two keynote speakers and simultaneous breakout sessions in three tracks: Saving the: People, Planet, and Money. The H3 stands for head, heart and hands because the pathway to sustainability involves a commitment and alignment of these three parts of your body.

Info: Sustainability Program Director Maria Boccalandro at 972-860-5204.

The workshop is hosted by North Lake College and Carbon Economy, as part of the DCCCD Sustainability Series.

Zero Waste businesses and organizations are creating more sustainable communities, and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration.

Globally recognized expert Gary Liss will be featured in the DCCCD Sustainability Series to share best practices, policies, and procedures for transitioning your business, municipality or non-profit organization into a community Zero Waste leader. 


Friday, February 6, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



$99 for Friday Workshop

$144 for Saturday Workshop

Student Discount*: $99 (*Students from any college or university)

$25.00 to take the exam for Certified Zero Waste Planner


For Continuing Education (1 CEU), please register for the "Sustainability" course under Building and Technical Education for CE Spring 2015 catalog.

Workshop Topics:

Monthly gathering of DFW environmental groups to share updates.

Start the year off on a constructive footing with a one-hour workshop: “Saving the Planet by Design: Why Empathy, Collaboration and Imagination are the Game Changers for Sustainability.”

The mixer will start at 6 p.m., but the workshop begins at 7.


"Grounded in Resistance: Grassroots Mobilizing for Animal Liberation" presented by Amanda Schemkes of The Bunny Alliance and Justin Kay of Resistance Ecology


Join us for a presentation and discussion about effectively resisting the use of animals and embracing the urgency of the fight for animal liberation. We will explore the recent history of animal advocacy and share our experiences of organizing within the context of the current state of the movement, and discuss ideas about how we can work together for a stronger animal liberation movement — a movement that is driven by grassroots activism, resistance against all of the systems that support animal exploitation, and solidarity with the animals and others who fight for liberation and self-determination. We will also share our plans for next summer and invite you to take part. We are working to create a summer of regional campaign development and nationwide mobilization of grassroots activists, and we look forward to talking with you about how your community wants to be involved.

Mingle with eco-friendly folks at this monthly meetup.