CEC Welcomes Ashley Odstrcil as Membership Coordination Intern

Ashley Odstrcil is a student at University of Houston. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology and is interested in continuing her education to pursue a Masters in Computational Health Informatics. Aside from her studies, she enjoys exploring the world around her and trying new foods. Growing up in Houston her entire life has led her to be adventurous with different ethnic foods and open to learning about the various different cultures around her.

Ashley also has a love for the environment and expresses her concerns for the environment through her daily life by eliminating waste and by continuously informing herself on better ways to help protect the environment we live in.

Ashley is excited to contribute to CEC and to broaden her knowledge about the environment by developing valuable skills that can further her career aspirations. She can be reached at [email protected]

Houston Green Film Series: Living the Change – November 28, 2018

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?

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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 eventbrite.com). 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.