Elections, Christmas Bird Counts, Brews & Bayou Celebration, Holiday in the Gardens, Holiday with the Cranes, Green Jobs, and more
In case you hadn’t heard, there are runoffs in elections on Saturday, December 14, for Houston mayor and several City Council positions (find the full list and polling locations at houstontx.gov) as well as in Bellaire and other municipalities in the greater Houston-Galveston region. Find details about voting at the Texas Secretary of State website at sos.state.tx.us. Please make your voice heard! (The “Vote” image above is courtesy of Kiki Neuman Creations. Kiki, in addition to being civically engaged, is passionate about creative reuse.)
At the end of 2018 we asked you to let us know what you see as issues or events of importance to the greater Houston region’s environmental community for 2019. This is what you told us:
- Kids aren’t connecting with their natural environment
- Fewer miles driven
- Land conservation around Houston for greenways, habitat conservation, farm land
- What our mayor is doing to help clean up Houston dumping, and how the city is cleaning the bayous
- Converting open lots after Harvey into spot parks or wildlife habitat
- Flood mitigation, water resource conservation, ecological restoration, youth education events
Now that are approaching the end of 2019, what do you, our readers, believe have been the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events in the greater Houston region so far this year?
When we checked in with you in June, you told us that the ITC fire was especially notable, along with various items from the Texas Legislature, progress on the City of Houston Climate Action Plan and Resilience Plan, and hearings relating to the Ike Dike and to the I-45 Expansion Project. Please share your thoughts, and specifics, using this Google Form. We’ll report back!
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.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour
Join CEC for two nights of inspiration at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the River Oaks Theatre on January 28 and 29, 2020. Each night will feature a different selection of films. The event will also feature local films from Houston Parks Board, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Environmental Defense Fund, all winners of the Wild About Houston Film Festival in October. Consider sponsoring the festival or ordering a block of tickets for your coworkers, neighbors or extended family. Visit the CEC website or Facebook page to purchase your tickets today.
Earth Day Houston: Exhibitor Registration now available
Earth Day Houston, part of the 50th worldwide observance, will be held at Discovery Green on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
- Volunteer opportunities are available at earthdayhouston.org/volunteer/.
- Register to exhibit! Early registration through December 31.
- Opportunities to sponsor will be available soon.
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