Texas Campaign for the Environment’s North Texas office is celebrating the end of election season and its own progress in advancing recycling and sustainability at a house party.

Texas Campaign for the Environment started with a vision of reducing waste and pollution back in 1991 with offices in Dallas and Houston. That year, the group’s community organizers generated 70,000 petition signatures in Dallas, and 20,000 signatures in Arlington that helped convince the cities to start curbside recycling programs.

 Courtesy of Commodity Recycling Solutions, Whole Foods Market Fort Worth and Recycle 2 Support, the Fort Worth community can recycle electronics and textiles to benefit Ronald McDonald House and Rotary International Fort Worth. Items that will be accepted are as follows:



·         Computers and laptops

·         Cellphones

·         Small appliances

·         Printers and monitors

·         Televisions and cathode ray tubes

·         Cameras

·         Washers and dryers


The Commercial Construction Recycling Summit was first held in 2013. The idea of Rachel Green, then a member of both the USGBC North Texas Chapter and STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling), to help the commercial construction industry learn about waste diversion from the job site. 

All welcome to participate at this free event. Accepted items include: bills, brochures, checks, folders, bank statments, paper, photos, envelops, newspaper, tax forms, credit card offers.

Info: [email protected]bankofamerica.com 


Tour the city of Grand Prairie's landfill. Lunch following at Glory House Bistro, 109 S Main St, Downtown Irving. 


- Fitness and Wellness Fair

FREE flu shots, health screenings, fitness demos and more! 10am to 1pm

- Multicultural Festival 

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair

Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!

Don’t miss these special attractions:

More than 100,000 square feet of books, music, movies and more and everything is $2 or less. Restocking daily. Free parking and admission. The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!*

Hours are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at Clearance Sale only.

Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

The Memnosyne Institute's Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards was launched in 2012 and has since honored many outstanding green leaders in North Texas.

No geographic limitations. TVs, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, cell phones, and nearly all consumer electronics will be accepted. We do accept microwaves, though no other appliances are accepted. We do not accept anything encased in wood. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable materials or with more questions, call or visit website.

This event is made possible with support from city of Terrell; Kaufman County; Progressive Waste Solutions; and Nucor Building Systems.