Happy New Year!
We would like to start the year by expressing our gratitude to you, our supporters, for being part of our environmental community. You stay informed by reading our newsletter, and many of you share what you learn, are involved in activities and opportunities, and make a difference. Many of you have participated in events, engaged on social media, or donated–THANK YOU!
Each year, we also like asking what you are thinking about for the coming year.
- What headline would you like to see about the Houston environment in 2018?
- What do you see as issues or events of importance to the greater Houston region’s environmental community in 2019?
- What is your environmental resolution for 2019?
Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think using our Google survey.
Last year, these are some of the issues and headlines our readers suggested. Have we made headway?
- Houston’s Air Quality Greatly Improved!
- Houston region commits to protecting thousands of acres of green space
- SAN Jacinto River clean
- City of Houston to appoint new Sustainability Officer
- Fossil fuel consumption declines by 100%
- “Clean Power Adopted…”
- Air cleaner, water purer, health better since price put on carbon pollution!
- reduce reuse and recycle
- The Greening of Houston
- New Elected Officials; Environmentalists Celebrate
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
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour returns to the Bayou City with its unique brand of environmental cinema on January 30 and 31, 2019. Hosted for the fifth straight year by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this ever-popular film fest 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. We selected films that showcase the links between beauty, environment, adventure, quality of life, and action.
CEC is using this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of our member organizations, and inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the environment and quality of life. We are especially excited to show the two local films that were winners of the Wild About Houston Green Film Festival: Little Grouse on the Prairie by Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge (January 30) and Gregory Lincoln Education Center by Urban Harvest (January 31).
The festival tickets are now on sale through Eventbrite, with early bird discounts.
THANK YOU to our sponsors:
- Kirksey Architecture
- Houston Parks Board
- Judge Steven Kirkland
- Asakura Robinson
- Air Alliance Houston
- Bat Conservation International
- North American Prairie Conference
- Save Buffalo Bayou
- Friends of Woodland Park
- Urban Harvest
- Massin Media Productions
- Linda Paisley
- McMac Commissioning Services
We are grateful to have a number of dedicated promotional partners: Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, Houston Sierra Club, Houston Tomorrow, Katy Prairie Conservancy, TOEA-Texas Outdoor Education Association, UH Office of Sustainability, and VOX Culture.
We invite you to become a sponsor of this exciting event. Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to align your organization with our community and inspire people to take environmental action where they live. You will also support over 130 local organizations that are part of the CEC, and raise awareness for your own green initiatives. Please contact [email protected] for any inquiries, or visit CEC website.
Sign up for information about this event and other green film news at constantcontact.com.
Environmental Year in Review: 2018 Survey Results
We asked what you believe have been the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events over the past year in the greater Houston region. Here’s what you told us:
- Houston’s selection as the 101st city in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Global Network
- Industrial pollution, especially near 610 East Loop
- Flood management
- Mayor Turner’s announcement of a Climate Action Plan at Earth Day
- The decline in the population of monarch butterflies
- The rise in the population of the lesser prairie-chicken
- The Galveston Bay Record Card overall score of C
- President Trump’s proposed border wall which would run through the National Butterfly Center along the Rio Grande