State of Texas Alliance for Recycling seeks Executive Director

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) has begun accepting applications for a dedicated, creative leader to be STAR’s next Executive Director. This is a full-time paid position based in Austin, Texas. The Executive Director oversees the daily operations of the organization, provides strategic direction, and serves as a principal spokesperson for STAR. For a full job description, including duties and qualifications, visit

Houston Environmental News Update January 9, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Urban Harvest classes, Volunteer opportunities, and more 

The holiday season is past, and you’re no doubt in search of fun things to do. Well, we’ve got you covered!  Early bird discounts end January 16 for the The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, which 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 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.

Please help us promote the festival by sharing our Facebook event pages for January 30 and January 31.

THANK YOU to our sponsors:

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, VOX Culture, and White Oak Bayou Association.

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.

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What will 2019 bring?
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?

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CEC welcomes Rice Environmental Analysis Program as a new member

CEC Houston is pleased to welcome the Rice Environmental Analysis Program as one of CEC’s newest member organizations.

The Rice Environmental Analysis Program is a cross-disciplinary effort to incorporate courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology, and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. The program is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. Graduates are prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies.

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