Exploring Sustainability

Our goals for our 44th Annual Conference are three-fold: we want to celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth and community leaders (of all ages), civic groups, businesses and governments; offer an array
of educational sessions to relay pertinent, innovative approaches to
community beautification, waste reduction and litter prevention; and
provide unparalleled networking opportunities and exciting presentations
from knowledgeable experts and those with a passion for the

We are actively planning for the 2011 conference, which is scheduled June 20-23, 2011 and will once again be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. Keep this page bookmarked, and remember to check back periodically for more information!

Now entering its 43rd year, WasteExpo is North America’s largest
solid waste and recycling tradeshow serving both the private and public sectors. Whether you come from the public sector, a small, medium orlarge private sector waste management company or a manufacturer or supplier, WasteExpo is your once-a-year event!

Description:  Registration is required as seating is
limited. NCTCOG will partner with the North Texas Corporate Recycling
Association (NTCRA) for their annual celebration of North Texas
environmental leaders and their contributions toward a more sustainable
environment in the North Texas region.

Registration for the workshop (below) is separate from the NTCRA
Environmental Luncheon. So, register for the workshop and if you plan
to attend the luncheon, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1543130545 as A SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS ALSO REQUIRED due to limited seating.

The workshop will be presented by Science
Applications International Corporation (SAIC) formerly known as R.W.
Beck and the purpose of the workshop is to help businesses and
governments better understand the reasons for recycling and operational
issues (e.g. contamination). Modules to be addressed in the workshop

Environmental Co-op presents:
Green Business
Initiative Seminar
Protect the environment and your bottom line

Seminar topics include:
- e-waste 
- recycling contracts 
- pollution prevention 
- proprietary information paper
- recycled products 101 
- energy conservation
- and more!
When:  May 12th, 2011
8:00am- 5:00pm
Where: Kaufman County Library
3790 South Houston Street
Kaufman, TX 75142
Cost: $30 for Co-op Members
$35 for Non-Members
(lunch included)
Call 972-524-0007 or email eco@trashbusters.org by May 9th to
reserve your spot today!!

North Texas Corporate Recycling Association's

5th Annual Environmental Leaders Luncheon -

Keynote Speaker Dan Weisenbach, Owner/President of Weisenbach Recycled Products

NTCRA Member - $26

Non-Member - $31

Corporate Table of 8 - $208

Sat, May 14 - “A Culture of Cooperation” by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce. Free class features Community, Collaboration, Caring, Co-mingling, Co-Housing, EcoVillages, Kinship – “More Cooperation, [maybe] Less Competition?” Talk to other groups while here. Doors open at 6:30 pm to talk to other groups at the Dallas AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas 75252. Dick speaks from 7 until 8:30.

Fri, May 13 - “Permaculture & Alternate Finance/Banking/Commerce” by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce and retired banker Steve Carlson. Free lecture features Re-Localization, Transition, Equity, Local /Slow Money, Local Food, Co-op’s, Co-op Business, Renewables. Doors open at 6:30 pm to talk to other groups at the Dallas AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas 75252. Dick speaks from 7 until 8:30.

What: Second Free Screening of "The Power of Community"

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church,
1641 W Hebron Pkwy,
Carrollton, TX 75010

Why: This is the story of Cuba, and how its people, in the wake of
the Soviet Union's collapse, pulled together as communities to provide for accessible, healthy food for all, and changing their transportation model to bicycles and public transport.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles, as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people. They share how they transitioned from highly mechanized agriculture to using organic farming and urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis.

Benefitting Trees for Humanity


Picnic with food being offered by John Wolf


Dance begins! with DJ D-Train

(follow him @DJ_dtrain on twitter)


Tree sapling give-away to the first 50 families

Contact Monica Hochberg on monicahochberg@att.net or 214-597-6800

This coming Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, and Slow Money DFW is excited to be part of the big Earth Day Dallas festival in downtown Dallas on both Friday AND Saturday!

We will have two booths - #818 and #820 - which will be located between Routh and Jack Evans streets.

The festival exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come see us and learn more about Slow Money DFW and the fast-growing Slow Money Movement. Meet local farmers at our Producer's Showcase and sign up for great raffle prizes. We look forward to seeing you! Look here for more Slow Money DFW at Earth Day Dallas details. And be sure to spread the word and tell all of your friends!