Justice and Transformation: Houston Women on Climate Action

From fires to floods, the consequences of climate change are increasingly evident. Underserved communities often face the most severe impacts.

Inspired by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson’s All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, this virtual panel discussion will bring together four Houston women whose work addresses climate justice: Dr. Denae King (TSU), Dr. Cymene Howe (Rice), Amy Catherine Dinn (Lone Star Legal Aid), and Iris Gonzalez (Coalition for Environment, Equity & Resilience (CEER).

Join us on October 28, 2020, at 6 p.m. for a discussion about gender, climate change, and environmental justice.

Co-sponsored by Rice’s Fondren Library Green Team, Rice’s Center for Environmental Studies, and Houston’s Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC). Fondren Library is hosting this event as part of its participation in the ALA’s Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change grant.

Registration Link: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gNqiQw1zSxOJHvGqcU9Vng

CEC Appreciates the Virtual Green Job Program Volunteers

Thank you to the following organizations that will join CEC on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to mentor Houston-area youth interested in careers in sustainability.

Participants Include:



Rice University

Native Prairies Association of Texas

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Galveston Bay Foundation

McMac Cx

The Green Writer

EDP Renewables and Houston Renewable Energy Group

GreeNexus Consulting

Alveole (Urban Beekeepers)

Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation

Kemco Systems (water treatment)

CEC seeks Houston Community Field Trip Coordinator

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition seeks a recent college graduate for a six-month, paid internship to build a digital environmental education program for students to interact virtually with biologists and wildlife from various locations across the Gulf Coast region to build environmental literacy.

Working with partners, the candidate will bring synchronous programming to the region. They will arrange to go to one new, natural location per week, to connect classrooms and students to significant places in the region. This includes the beaches, Pineywoods, prairies, and urban forests. They will also build a digital library of asynchronous programming to be used by educators in digital classrooms to increase environmental literacy and correspond with state learning objectives. Content will be housed on hereinhouston.org.

Learn more with this link to the position, posted through Student Conservation Association.