Houston Environmental News Update December 12, 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, we’d again like to ask you, our readers, for some feedback. What do you believe have been the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events over the past year in the greater Houston region?
Some that come to mind: Mayor Turner’s announcement of a Climate Action Plan;  the decline (and potentially promising fall migration) of the population of monarch butterflies; the rise in the population of the lesser prairie-chicken; the Galveston Bay Record Card overall score of C; and President Trump’s proposed border wall which would run through the National Butterfly Center along the Rio Grande.
Of course, these are just a few. Please share the ones most important to you at our “2018 Houston Environment in Review” survey. We’ll report back to you soon.
Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.


Tickets now available! Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour
January 30 & 31, 2019

Join us on January 30 & 31, 2019, for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour.

Hosted for the fifth year by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this ever-popular event, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, will be screened once again at the historic River Oaks Theatre, where up to 450 patrons each night will enjoy about ten short films each night highlighting the latest environmental issues. The films showcase the links between beauty, environment, adventure, quality of life, and action. Find more details and purchase tickets by visiting cechouston.org.

Sign up for information about this event and other green film news at constantcontact.com.

Houston Parks Board seeks Activation and Volunteer Manager

The Houston Parks Board is seeking an Activation and Volunteer Manager, who will primarily be responsible for day-to-day planning and delivery of public events, sustainable activations, establishment and management of a city-wide volunteer program, and cultivating relationships with community, public, and private organizations. See a full job description, including duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, at houstonparksboard.org.

Houston Parks Board seeks Events and Outreach Intern

The Houston Parks Board is seeking an Event and Outreach Intern. The Intern will work closely with the Development and Communications teams, and assist the Outreach Manager in duties including administrative support, data entry, inventory documentation, database management, event and outreach support including attendance during evening and weekend events, archive transcription, and other duties. For a full job description, including duties, qualifications and application instructions, visit houstonparksboard.org.