American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2019, Houston City Nature Challenge, World Migratory Bird Day, Green Jobs, and much more
The official Earth Day observance has passed, but don’t forget your friendly environmental advocate, the CEC! We need your support to continue our important work here at the CEC, and it’s not too late to give.
Help make us make Earth Day every day by making a donation. Supporters just like you make this newsletter possible. If you enjoy learning about opportunities to help protect and improve our environment and quality of life, please consider giving. We are thankful for friends like you who help us continue our mission to foster dialogue, education, and collaboration on environmental issues in the Houston/Gulf Coast Region.
And, in the meantime, get involved with and support the efforts of CEC’s member organizations who are making a difference–and you only have to scroll down to find out how.
The banner above highlights the upcoming City Nature Challenge competition in which citizen-scientists across the planet will collect biodiversity observations in and around our cities from April 26-29, 2019. The Houston-Galveston count area is very large and observations can be made via the iNaturalist app anywhere. Last year Houston-Galveston placed No. 2 globally for species observed and we want to get to number one this year. One new idea: check out the new Artist Boat Oppenheimer Bird Observatory which is opening this weekend.
And, if beating other unnamed but inferior cities isn’t enough, Texas Parks & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy in Texas, and Houston Audubon–among others–will glean valuable insights into the state of our wildlife and native plant communities (including Species of Greatest Conservation Need) from these observations. You will be adding to real science and conservation!
For the rest of April, remember to give $1, $3, or $5 to EarthShare of Texas when you shop at any HEB or Central Market. 100% of those funds go to the forty-two environmental charities–including CEC and many of our member organizations–that belong to EarthShare of Texas. Through this partnership HEB and its customers have donated almost $1 million to EarthShare of Texas. Help us make that $1 million mark this year!
CEC is a big fan of H-E-B’s environmental initiatives relating to transportation emission reductions; green building; seafood sustainability; recycling, composting, and waste reduction; and ongoing support for environmental partners.
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 listingContinue reading