Memorial Park Conservancy seeks Native Landscape Technician

The Memorial Park Conservancy is seeking a Native Landscape Technician. The Technician will be responsible for maintaining native landscapes within Memorial Park, including native gardens, bioswales, savanna, and forested environments, as directed by the Conservation Director and Native Landscape Supervisor; and coordinate with Conservation Coordinators and volunteers to maintain sustainable landscapes.

For a full job description, including duties and responsibilities, qualifications, abilities required, and application instructions, visit

American YouthWorks seeks Texas Conservation Corps Program employees

American YouthWorks, which provides young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others, is seeking to fill three new positions for its Texas Conservation Corps Program:

The Construction Trainer leads teams of young people in disaster recovery construction projects, primarily low-income single-family residential home repairs.

The Program Assistant is responsible for following policies and guidelines that will maintain compliance with program administrative operations.

The College and Career Success Coordinator will prepare program participants for successful entry into the workforce and/or college.

For full job descriptions, including duties and responsibilities, education and skills, salary and benefits, and application instructions, visit


Houston Environmental News Update November 7, 2018

Post election hangover/euphoria? Channel your energy into something tangibly useful: help clean up bandit political yard signs. Reuse and recycling are both options.
Many of us save our signs in hopes that we can reuse them when our favorite political candidate runs again. The CEC uses binder clips to turn the signs into clipboards. One of the most impressive examples of sign reuse we have seen is by the City of Houston ReUse Warehouse, which created a holiday tree from the signs.
Speaking of reuse… The deadline to participate in the @recyclingSTAR Texas Reuse Contest is November 16, 2018, so get working! In 2017, Houston Artist Nestor Topchy won the National Reuse Contest. The photo above, by Dr. Steven Lesser, is of the winning project.
Did you know that many of the yard signs used for political campaigns can be recycled? Most signs are made of corrugated polystyrene plastic resin (labeled #5), which can often be recycled. Check with your recycling provider.
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 next week. The first will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Snappy Salads West Houston location, 19111 Katy Freeway (see The second will be Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Snappy Salads Galleria area location, 1920 Fountain View Drive (see 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
And be sure to mark your calendar for January 30 & 31, 2019, when we’ll be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour.