Dallas Green Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens
and the inaugural Texas Discovery Gardens Green Exhibit at State Fair of

Texas Discovery Gardens is once again hosting
the Dallas Green Festival, a celebration of environmentally positive
living! And this year we're extending it into the first ever Texas
Discovery Gardens Green Exhibit at the 2011 State Fair of Texas®!

That's over a month of environmental seeing, learning and doing!

These two fantastic events in one will feature activities and demonstrations on:

 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 (dick.lilly@seattle.gov).

DFW Surf presents:

Trash clean up will take 30 minutes and then surf on the lake immediately after.


I recently installed a 500 gallon, 80 sq ft super-efficient aquaponic
unit at Paul Quinn College (pics to be posted soon). This Meetup will
be used to go over the design and construction of that unit, with
hands-on training on the various steps in building it out. The same
basic design (with minor changes) can be built using one, two, three or
four totes depending on the size unit you wish to build, your energy
budget, etc. These designs will be discussed and the differences will be
explained in full. The unit at Paul Quinn utilizes four 275 gallon IBC
totes, and has four gravel grow beds and two raft sections. The unit is
simple enough to be built in a day using readily available, low cost

“It's good for businesses, consumers, neighborhood, and our environment.”

This meeting's speaker will be Jackie Peal, Master Gardener from Calloway's nursery, and will be speaking on the topics of landscaping with native species and the organic/natural fertilizers. Come out to meet one of the most influential residential landscape design companies, learn something new and meet other folks in the Sustainable culture that can help your business to grow!


“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!

Join us late afternoons at BRIT for hour-long gatherings to learn about local and national conservation issues from a variety of guest speakers. Spend time in an intimate setting with visiting scientists, local naturalists, BRIT staff, and friends. Free to the public!

September 14 - Environmental Art and Ecological Citizenship with Dr. Jason Simus

North Texas Renewable Energy Group September Meeting

Learn about water quality issues at a series of three Sunday presentations at Unity of Dallas, 10:00 to 10:45 on July 3, 10 and 17. The speaker will be Michael Bira, water quality expert with the US EPA.

- July 3: Fundamental aspects of pollution, and why it is harmful
- July 10: Water Quality Standards as the core of the Clean Water Act
- July 17: Plastics in the environment and their worldwide impacts

All classes are free and open to the public. Location is 6525 Forest Lane in Dallas, upstairs in the Adult Classroom.

Michael Bira is an Environmental Scientist for the Water Quality Protection Division of the US EPA Region 6 in Dallas. He coordinates the Clean Lakes Program, works on nonpoint source water pollution, and does water quality outreach. He has Marine Biology and Chemistry degrees from University of Tampa and an MS in Aquatic Biology/Limnology from Southwest Texas State University.

An all day experience that includes a variety of outdoor and indoor activities and weekly swim time. Campers have fun while making new friends, building self-confidence and learning the value of teamwork.

Non-Members - $135

Members - $110

For Irving Camp, contact Laura Stern at lstern@ymcadallas.org or 214-561-1517.

For Grand Prairie Camp, contact Chrissy Kidd
at ckidd@ymcadallas.org or 972-560-3853