Houston Environmental News Update November 14, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, we celebrate America Recycles Day, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, which offers a wealth of information on improving recycling here. The organization notes that the national rate of recycling over the past three decades, and now stands at 34 percent.
Likewise, the greater Houston region has made great strides in enhancing recycling services, but obviously, we all can do more. Some resources that may be of interest include:
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.


Craft Beer and Craft Salad Experiential Dinners

CEC is partnering with Snappy Salads, an eco-loyal company with a mission to leave this world healthier than the way they found it, and Karbach Brewery for two private Craft Beer and Craft Salad Experimental Dinners this week. The second will be Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Snappy Salads Galleria area location, 1920 Fountain View Drive (see eventbrite.com). Each event is limited to 40 people. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit CEC.

Houston Green Film Series: Living the Change

Please join CEC, the Houston Green Film Series, the Rice Media Center, and additional partners on Nov. 28, 2018, for Living the Change.

The film explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. (Watch the trailer).

6:30 p.m. conversation, networking, and a light meal, followed by the screening at 7 p.m.. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. For more information, see the Facebook event.
Sign up for information about this event and other green film news at constantcontact.com.
And be sure to mark your calendar for January 30 & 31, 2019, when we’ll be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour.


Galveston Bay Foundation seeks Water Quality Programs Coordinator

The Galveston Bay Foundation is seeking a full-time Water Quality Programs Coordinator to directly engage citizens in monitoring Galveston Bay. A key responsibility of this position is oversight of GBF’s Water Monitoring Team, a group of 60+ volunteers trained to collect monthly data at sites around Galveston Bay. The Coordinator also helps facilitate the Galveston Bay Action Network, GBF’s innovative webpage and mobile application that allows citizens to report pollution events directly to the proper authority and assists with water quality data analysis and presentation.

The position is well-suited to someone who can manage multiple projects independently, enjoys working with and presenting to diverse audiences and volunteers, has a dynamic personality, and thrives on team collaboration. To view the full job description, please visit galvbay.org.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, December 14, 2018. Please reference the position title in the subject line of the email.

Houston City Council Agenda – November 14, 2018

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in the City Hall Chamber at 9:00 AM. The agenda items include multiple recommendations from the Director of Houston Public Works regarding the rehabilitation and renewal of deteriorated sewer collection systems throughout the City, the installation of new sewer services, and the purchase of new water meters and water meter replacement parts from various manufacturers. The agenda also includes items related to the purchase of vehicles for the Solid Waste Department as well as a recommendation from the Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department seeking the Council’s consent to grant a contractor the right to transport waste within the City.

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