The U.S. Green Building Council-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is partnering
with an array of non-profit leaders to produce high quality
energy-efficiency education to the commercial industry. The Houston
Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Houston
Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) are among those that are
inspired to bring a premiere educational summit to Houston, one that
will promote discussion and knowledge about energy and green issues
along the Texas Gulf Coast.
On August 23, 2011 the USGBC Energy
Summit will be honored to host the following distinguished speakers and
panels at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston:

The Breakfast Keynote
Speaker will be Lisa Zembrodt of Summit Energy. She will discuss the
Dynamics and Fundamentals of the Texas Energy Markets, Production,
Capacities and Consumption. An expert in the energy market, Zembrodt
provides pertinent information, helping decision-makers understand the
current and future state of energy supply and demand.

Dallas Sierra Club September General Meeting:

TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL project is designed to carry
unrefined tar sands oil 1700 miles from Alberta, Canada southward
through several states including Texas to be refined and shipped from
Port Arthur.  Tar sand crude threatens landowners and waterways
throughout the US as it is highly corrosive and acidic compared to Texas
crude.  Tar sands represent an unstable blend of bitumen (which looks
like asphalt) which needs to be liquified with natural gas and other
chemicals, which is then highly pressurized to travel through a single
wall pipeline.

Currently, the US has NO guidelines for tar sands pipelines posing
serious threats and damage to their communities and drinking water.  In
Texas alone, the pipeline crosses rivers and streams more than 32 times.
The U.S. State Department is now under tremendous pressure to grant the
pipeline's permit. Learn more about how this pipeline puts US taxpayers
at risk while allowing Canada and foreign buyers of oil all the reward.

We are your warm, friendly and inclusive catalysts for the Dallas eco-community. Let
us help you plug into the local social network of eco-conscious folks.
Everything is Bigger in Texas - our hospitality included.

Watch the 30-second video of our recent gathering. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video is worth a million!!! Our 2010 Holiday Party.


Show support for the hard working volunteers and our trees. Contact [email protected] for more information.

1919 Hemphill, a wonderful activist space, has agreed to help host a
public screening of Gulf Restoration Network's "Defend the Gulf" in Fort
Worth, Texas!

The Event: We will have a short talk about the aftermath of the 2010 BP
Gulf of Mexico oil spill, then a screening of GRN's series of shorts,
followed by a Q&A session, a chance to sign a petition, and a raffle
drawing to win a trip to New Orleans!

Cost: A small fee (about $5) will be asked by the space to defray the cost.

Refreshments: 1919 Hemphill will generously provide vegan popcorn, soda, and water.

More about the movie: "Defend the Gulf" features "a beautiful piece from
Cornell's Ornithology Lab, the hilarious 'BP Spills Coffee', excerpts
from GRN's issue-focused Gulf Tides series, and more."

Please spread the news about this important series of short films and come and support the Gulf Restoration Network!

This is 1 of 2 public hearings on the formulation of the new gas drilling ordinance/or

considerations for it.  This is an open forum where you can ask questions,

bring up concerns (ie. water, emissions, pipeline placement, setback of

wells, property owner considerations, etc.).

The important thing is to show up so Chairwoman Lois Finkelman and others

understand that people in Dallas care about how/where/when gas drilling is

done.  In other words, bring your sincere questions and comments. Ask the

committee about how all this is to be monitored, executed, etc. whatever

comes to mind as something you think homeowners and residents need to know.

Join us for the 2011 Texas Conservation Alliance
Annual Meeting Saturday, September 24, at the
Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas.  

David Marquis will perform an excerpt from his acclaimed play, The Land.  We'll also celebrate the Conservation Hero of the Year and discuss cool new conservation initiatives.

Before the annual meeting, Bobette Brasfield,
coordinator of Smarter Water for North Texas,
will teach a session in how to give the Smarter
Water program to interested groups.

Annual Meeting Schedule:

11:30 - 1:45  Training Session Smarter Water
      Sandwich Lunch Provided
      Bobette Brasfield
 2:00 - 4:00 Annual Meeting
     Featured Speaker TBD
     Election of Board Members
     Other Big Fun 

 Seattle Public Utilities, the Northwest Product Stewardship Council, and
U.S. EPA Region 10 are hosting a day-long conference to look at how
local and state governments can use product stewardship strategies to
reduce waste and increase recycling. The conference will provide an
overview of product stewardship policies and regulations currently in
use in the U.S. and Canada and will provide examples of local and state
product stewardship programs, describing how they were developed and
The conference will feature presentations by experts with hands-on
experience in developing and managing product stewardship programs at
the local government level. Each presentation will be followed by
discussions and Q&A sessions led by Puget Sound area policymakers.
In-person attendance is by invitation only – please contact Dick Lilly
at Seattle Public Utilities ([email protected]).

“DFW Greenweavers is a power group of local, sustainable businesses that have been operating in the Metroplex as experts in their given Green fields.”

We will be following our synergizing format that we did last time. When people arrive you will be broken into three groups:

1) Home and Buildings 

2) Food and Gardening

3) Health and Lifestyle 

The first part of the meeting will be spent socializing with the
people in your industry. There has been a great response from people
spending time with others that are in their given fields.

After that you will draw a business card from the hat. You will then
have a 5 minute 1-1 with that person and you will be giving their 30
second commercial! This was a HUGE success last time. Lots of FUN!

Each meeting will be sponsored by a different business every month.
The sponsor will have 10 minutes to talk to the group about what they
do. There will be several other perks that go along with sponsorship.
The sponsor is paying the $75 room fee so that we can have our own
private room that's quiet. Finally!

Clean Air Action Day
July 7, 2011 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
TRE East/West Fare Zone Divider
14470 Statler Blvd., Fort Worth 76155
(southeast of Trinity Blvd. and Hwy. 360)

BBQ Lunch and Alternative Fuels Expo
•Alternative fuel vehicles on display
•Ride and drive available to attendees
Panel Discussion
Including representatives from:
•National Biodiesel Board
•Propane Education Research Council
•Public Utility Commission of Texas
•Renewable Fuels Association

Limited Seating. RSVP required.
For more information contact:
Pamela Burns
[email protected]
Jenna Cohen
[email protected]