Webinar: How Water Conservation Will Save the Dry Day

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues, and what you can do. In March, Robert Mace, professor of practice at U.T. – Austin, Department of Geography, will speak on water issues in Texas. Water Scarcity has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.’s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.’s flagship environmental assessment. Professor Mace will educate on the latest research and reports on water issues in TX so that you thoroughly understand the issue. He will also explain the actions you can take to combat water scarcity & other water issues in TX. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions about this talk.

Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT

Please join us for the Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT on Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This year’s theme “ADAPT” refers to the different ways in which architects and owners of Houston homes have modified their living spaces to adapt to changing conditions. The six Houston houses featured on the tour have adapted to generational succession, family change, climate crisis, neighborhood expectations, rising waters, and preserving in place. In some cases, architects have adapted existing spaces. In others, they adapt their designs to shifting, sometimes unpredictable circumstances. Much in contrast with current trends in building unnecessarily large and inefficient homes, the six homes featured in ADAPT all respond to an intent to reuse existing spaces through adaptation. Whether expressed through rehabilitation, addition, retrofitting, or raising, the ethic of adaptation promotes the preservation of a neighborhood’s fabric while avoiding obsolescence in a constantly evolving suburban landscape.

The Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT is chaired by Joyce Lander, Larry Lander, Marybeth Flaherty, and Tom Flaherty.

Current RDA members may purchase discounted tickets for $25. RDA membership is open to all! Tickets for non-members are $35. Student tickets are $15 with a valid ID. Tickets are non-refundable.

Each ticket provides access to all six locations.

Keep Houston Beautiful Day

We are very happy to have a rescheduled date of Saturday, May 4, 2019 . We will reach out to currently registered teams to secure supply and tool requests for the new date for KHB DAY. This change in plans brings about the opportunity to continue having volunteers register for your teams.

Keep Houston Beautiful is the city’s leading organization in beautification, litter reduction, and recycling education. For 40 years, Keep Houston Beautiful has been reaching out to all segments of our community to educate and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing Houston’s environment. Every year’s successes have created a cleaner and healthier city for all Houstonians.

Volunteer and register teams here!