Purpose: The The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N. is a tax-deductible 501 (c)(3) educational organization that promotes natural resource conservation, recycling, solid waste reduction, safe and sensible care of our air and water resources, and other responsible actions that protect the environment and its inhabitants.
Meetings: Board & Members Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, location specified on website.
Programs: Lecture series on sustainability; A Walk in the Woods; Woodlands Landscaping Solutions; 3R Bazaar; Buy Recycled Boutique; Adopt-a-Path; GREEN Student Ambassadors.
Major Events: Annual Earth Day GREENUP; Texas Recycles Day; Feeding the Dragon Village Challenge; Waterfest.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed for events, recycling, and conservation activities. See website for details.
Publications: The Dragon Circle, published three times per year.
Cinda Hitchcock, President
Steve Gorman, Vice President
Debra Wymore, Treasurer/Secretary
Purpose: HARC (the Houston Advanced Research Center) is an independent research hub helping people thrive and nature flourish.
Programs: HARC’s research focuses on air, water, and energy. Current research programs include Air Quality Science, Clean Engines and Emissions, Hydrology and Watersheds, Energy Efficient Buildings, and the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Program.
HARC Blog (http://www.harcresearch.org/features)
HARC Monthly e-Newsletter (http://www.harcresearch.org/news)
Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program Monthly Newsletter (http://efdsystems.org/index.php/efd-montlly-newsletter/)
Project related publications
HARC is also active on social media, including Facebook and Twitter
Speaker’s Bureau: Contact Lisa Gonzalez
Lisa Gonzalez, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mustapha Beydoun, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Texas Master Naturalists – Heartwood Chapter
Purpose: The Heartwood Chapter is here to create a proactive resource of diverse individuals promoting environmental stewardship through outreach, education and volunteer service benefiting the residents in and around Montgomery and Walker Counties. Founded December 2004.
Meetings: First Wed. of month except Dec. in Classroom Building at WG Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488, Conroe, TX.
Programs: Incorporate the theme of sustainable practices into the educational process, with emphasis on the beneficial management of resources and natural ecological processes.
Major Events: Annual Primary Training Classes for those who wish to become Master Naturalists.
Volunteer Opportunities: Waterway and nature trail cleanups, removing invasive species, variety of monitoring activities for waterways, plants, insects and invasive species, workshops and public speaking engagements. Continuous Educational Trainings for adults and youth, primarily forest-based.
Speaker’s Bureau: Yes, contact Teri MacArthur.
Krien VerBerkmoes III, President
Teri MacArthur, Vice President
Andre Houser, Treasurer