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About the Plan

The Walk! Fort Worth Pedestrian Transportation Plan aims to make walking around the city safer and more convenient.

By replacing the short vehicle trips with pedestrian trips, Cowtown air will be measurably cleaner and the population healthier thanks to increased physical activity. If that isn't important enough, it also helps reduce congestion on our streets.

Public Meetings

Public meetings will be held at 6:30 pm 

Panel Featuring Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Regina Nippert of the Center on Communities and Education at Simmons, Todd Williams of Commit!, and Danny Henley of the Zero-to-Five Funders Collaborative

Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 2010 feature, “Collective Impact,” asserts that large-scale change requires broad, cross-sector coordination. Dallas is home to several such programs who share the ambitious mission of improving student educational achievement. DSVP will assemble a stellar panel of local thought leaders, including Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Todd Williams of Commit!, Regina Nippert of the Center on Communities and Education at Simmons, to discuss how this model is impacting our region.

Hold On to Your Hats Eco Amigos....

The year is going to start off with a bang.....including a new environmental hazard which is imminently threatening our backyard (you have to come to find out about it).

Catch the scoop of what it is and how fast it is coming by joining me at Picasso's off Forest and Inwood (across from Jesuit's soccer fields) in Dallas this Thursday night at 6:30.

Smitty and I will be hot off an DMNews ed board meeting to expose this new threat to DFW's water and air quality....and we need your help.

When you get there, we'll also let you know what is going on with the Keystone Pipeline (it's still not over despite the President's decision), gas drilling, the Exide plant, and more.

Thanks and PLEASE forward to friends/places that can announce this meeting.

Rita Beving, Public Citizen organizer & Sierra Club member

If you want to learn how to stake your own path, literally, sign up for a trail building workshop. The Lone Star Trail Building School will be held Feb 17-19 at the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch at Lake Bridgeport. 

The North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol, a volunteer group that provides medical assistance on local bike trails, has partnered with Groundwork Dallas to host the annual program. 

Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting Tuesday, January 10

We have two great programs for you at our January General Meeting.  Our first program is a short presentation about the controversial subject of climate engineering.  Our main program will look at native plants of North Texas.

Climate Engineering
Geoengineering, also called climate engineering, is the term used to describe activities designed to intentionally alter the earth's natural environment to counteract the effects of climate change.  Almost everyone agrees that use of geoengineering methods would be very risky and quite likely to have significant unintended consequences.  Should research be undertaken?  Is geoengineering the Plan B in the event that current efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are unsuccessful?  Sierra Club member Paul Heller will discuss this controversial subject.  Paul Heller was trained as an electrical engineer at Purdue with an MBA from Wharton.

Native Plants of North Texas

Monthly Meeting of the Dallas Sierra Club

January's Topics:

Climate Engineering
Geoengineering, also called climate engineering, is the term used to describe activities designed to

Winter Coffee & General Meeting
10:00 a.m. - Coffee
10:30 a.m. - General Meeting & Program - Reviewing the Dale Chihuly Exhibit coming to The Arboretum this May! Chihuly’s stunning art glass appears in museums, commercial and upscale residential installations around the world. 

Sustainable East Dinner at 7 pm to socialize, get-acquainted, and plan an abundant future for the eastern area of DFW which is energy-lean, time-rich, less stressful, healthier and happier.  Come meet some new people and get involved in this Transition Initiative to build a resilient local economy for a bioregion that is from the towns around Lake Ray Hubbard to the area around Lake Tawakoni and from I-30 to I-20, give or take a few miles.For those who are interested in general sustainability in their own community.