Calendar

The CEC Calendar of Events features any Houston Area event centered around the environment. CEC’s network of partners are invited to submit events that they wish to share with the public, from volunteer opportunities, to lectures, to community celebrations! These events are updated weekly to ensure the public has as many opportunities as possible to participate.


CEC Events

Reoccurring

The Environmental Educators Exchange (EEE) Virtual Meet Ups take place every other Friday at 8:30 AM. Join us for a chance to connect with fellow educators, swap stories, share resources, and build a sense of community! Email the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC) for the Google Meet Link. These meetings are hosted by CEC in partnership with Texas Association for Environmental Education.

September

Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Climate Fresk! Climate Fresk is a workshop that helps you to learn the facts of climate change through a playful, interactive, and scientific game. CEC is partnering with Central City Co-Op, Blackwood Educational Land Institute, and the Climate Fresk organization to host a night of fun and learning. It will be held from 6-9 pm at the POST Houston, 401 Franklin Street, on the rooftop next to the garden. Register here!

November

November 15 and 16 – Member Convening! More information coming soon.


Sep
1
Thu
2022
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research on other animals’ ways of perceiving and making sense of the world — also known as “umwelt” — has exploded. With An Immense World, Ed Yong, a science journalist at the Atlantic, pulls together these findings to give us a scientifically based glimpse into how animals experience the world. You’ll never consider animals quite the same way again! Schedule for the weekly online discussion is given below. Register for this event on www.eventbrite.com.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 1: Introduction and Chapter 1

Sept. 8: Chapters 2 & 3

Sept. 15: Chapters 4 & 5

Sept. 22: Chapters 6 & 7

Sept. 29: Chapters 8 & 9

Oct. 6: Chapters 10 – 12

Sep
7
Wed
2022
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE

Scientists tell us that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. That may seem like a very high hurdle. But, it translates to only a 5%/year reduction, starting now. Participants in this course will leave with a plan for at least their first 5% reduction, and knowledge of how to find the other 40%. Many participants have found easy, cost-effective reductions of more than 20%. The course was developed in response to the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement. Inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet, Walk on Earth Gently invites you into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs. This program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas: transportation, energy, and food but will be customized for participants. Anticipated schedule/topics to be covered are given below.  Join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyle, via a weekly online discussion group. Can’t make it every week? Join us as you are able. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle? Then join us on this journey to Living the Change by registering on www.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

Sept. 7: Introduction & Transport, week 1

Sept. 14, Sept. 21 & Sept. 28: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4

Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 & Oct. 26: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4

Nov. 2, Nov. 9 & Nov. 16: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3

Nov. 30: Food, week 4 & closing

Sep
8
Thu
2022
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research on other animals’ ways of perceiving and making sense of the world — also known as “umwelt” — has exploded. With An Immense World, Ed Yong, a science journalist at the Atlantic, pulls together these findings to give us a scientifically based glimpse into how animals experience the world. You’ll never consider animals quite the same way again! Schedule for the weekly online discussion is given below. Register for this event on www.eventbrite.com.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 1: Introduction and Chapter 1

Sept. 8: Chapters 2 & 3

Sept. 15: Chapters 4 & 5

Sept. 22: Chapters 6 & 7

Sept. 29: Chapters 8 & 9

Oct. 6: Chapters 10 – 12

Sep
13
Tue
2022
Faithful Voter Weekly Discussion Group @ online
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
Faithful Voter Weekly Discussion Group @ online

As people of faith and conscience, we believe elections are a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we renew our fragile democracy? How do we honor the human dignity of every person? Will we protect our Sacred Earth and our children’s future? What policies will prioritize the common good and confront future crises that remind us of our interdependence? Many of the defining moral issues of our time are on the ballot: faltering democratic institutions, too much wealth in the hands of a few, damage to the climate, cruel immigration policies that tear families apart, mass incarceration that devastates communities of color, senseless gun violence, and threats to global public health and security. These challenges are daunting. To move forward in a spirit of hope, and to resist despair and cynicism, join this weekly discussion group where we’ll navigate the urgent moral questions raised by the coming election, allowing you to discern your path forward. Can’t make it every week? Join as you are able, or for those topics most of interest to you. The topic for each week’s discussion is given below. All attendees receive an electronic copy of the Faithful Voter Reflection Guide from Interfaith Power & Light, plus supplemental materials provided by the facilitator. Register on www.eventbrite.com at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faithful-voter-weekly-discussion-group-tickets-384102800817?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

Sept. 13: Protecting Our Sacred Earth                    Sept. 20: Protecting Democracy & Voting Rights

Sept. 27: Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors           Oct. 4: Building an Economy of Inclusion

Oct. 11: Pursuing Restorative & Racial Justice      Oct. 18: Respecting the Dignity of LGBTQ People

Oct. 25: Protecting Everyone’s Health                   Nov. 1: Creating a More Peaceful World

Sep
14
Wed
2022
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE

Scientists tell us that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. That may seem like a very high hurdle. But, it translates to only a 5%/year reduction, starting now. Participants in this course will leave with a plan for at least their first 5% reduction, and knowledge of how to find the other 40%. Many participants have found easy, cost-effective reductions of more than 20%. The course was developed in response to the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement. Inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet, Walk on Earth Gently invites you into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs. This program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas: transportation, energy, and food but will be customized for participants. Anticipated schedule/topics to be covered are given below.  Join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyle, via a weekly online discussion group. Can’t make it every week? Join us as you are able. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle? Then join us on this journey to Living the Change by registering on www.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

Sept. 7: Introduction & Transport, week 1

Sept. 14, Sept. 21 & Sept. 28: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4

Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 & Oct. 26: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4

Nov. 2, Nov. 9 & Nov. 16: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3

Nov. 30: Food, week 4 & closing

Sep
15
Thu
2022
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research on other animals’ ways of perceiving and making sense of the world — also known as “umwelt” — has exploded. With An Immense World, Ed Yong, a science journalist at the Atlantic, pulls together these findings to give us a scientifically based glimpse into how animals experience the world. You’ll never consider animals quite the same way again! Schedule for the weekly online discussion is given below. Register for this event on www.eventbrite.com.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 1: Introduction and Chapter 1

Sept. 8: Chapters 2 & 3

Sept. 15: Chapters 4 & 5

Sept. 22: Chapters 6 & 7

Sept. 29: Chapters 8 & 9

Oct. 6: Chapters 10 – 12

Sep
20
Tue
2022
Faithful Voter Weekly Discussion Group @ online
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm
Faithful Voter Weekly Discussion Group @ online

As people of faith and conscience, we believe elections are a referendum on the values that will shape our future. How can we renew our fragile democracy? How do we honor the human dignity of every person? Will we protect our Sacred Earth and our children’s future? What policies will prioritize the common good and confront future crises that remind us of our interdependence? Many of the defining moral issues of our time are on the ballot: faltering democratic institutions, too much wealth in the hands of a few, damage to the climate, cruel immigration policies that tear families apart, mass incarceration that devastates communities of color, senseless gun violence, and threats to global public health and security. These challenges are daunting. To move forward in a spirit of hope, and to resist despair and cynicism, join this weekly discussion group where we’ll navigate the urgent moral questions raised by the coming election, allowing you to discern your path forward. Can’t make it every week? Join as you are able, or for those topics most of interest to you. The topic for each week’s discussion is given below. All attendees receive an electronic copy of the Faithful Voter Reflection Guide from Interfaith Power & Light, plus supplemental materials provided by the facilitator. Register on www.eventbrite.com at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faithful-voter-weekly-discussion-group-tickets-384102800817?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

Sept. 13: Protecting Our Sacred Earth                    Sept. 20: Protecting Democracy & Voting Rights

Sept. 27: Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors           Oct. 4: Building an Economy of Inclusion

Oct. 11: Pursuing Restorative & Racial Justice      Oct. 18: Respecting the Dignity of LGBTQ People

Oct. 25: Protecting Everyone’s Health                   Nov. 1: Creating a More Peaceful World

Sep
21
Wed
2022
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm
Living the Change Weekly Discussion Group @ ONLINE

Scientists tell us that we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. That may seem like a very high hurdle. But, it translates to only a 5%/year reduction, starting now. Participants in this course will leave with a plan for at least their first 5% reduction, and knowledge of how to find the other 40%. Many participants have found easy, cost-effective reductions of more than 20%. The course was developed in response to the Walk on Earth Gently multifaith statement. Inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet, Walk on Earth Gently invites you into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs. This program focuses on making personal lifestyle changes in three areas: transportation, energy, and food but will be customized for participants. Anticipated schedule/topics to be covered are given below.  Join us in accepting the Walk on Earth Gently invitation and committing to a sustainable lifestyle, via a weekly online discussion group. Can’t make it every week? Join us as you are able. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle? Then join us on this journey to Living the Change by registering on www.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

Sept. 7: Introduction & Transport, week 1

Sept. 14, Sept. 21 & Sept. 28: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4

Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 & Oct. 26: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4

Nov. 2, Nov. 9 & Nov. 16: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3

Nov. 30: Food, week 4 & closing

Sep
22
Thu
2022
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Immense World Book Discussion Group for the Season of Creation @ online

Calling environmentalists, animal lovers, Christians observing the Season of Creation, and people of all faith/spiritual traditions to learn about the amazing sensory abilities of animals in a weekly book discussion group using the bestseller Immense World: How Animals Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us. In the last decade, research on other animals’ ways of perceiving and making sense of the world — also known as “umwelt” — has exploded. With An Immense World, Ed Yong, a science journalist at the Atlantic, pulls together these findings to give us a scientifically based glimpse into how animals experience the world. You’ll never consider animals quite the same way again! Schedule for the weekly online discussion is given below. Register for this event on www.eventbrite.com.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com for more information.

Sept. 1: Introduction and Chapter 1

Sept. 8: Chapters 2 & 3

Sept. 15: Chapters 4 & 5

Sept. 22: Chapters 6 & 7

Sept. 29: Chapters 8 & 9

Oct. 6: Chapters 10 – 12

Sep
24
Sat
2022
Various Farmers Markets: Urban Harvest, Energy Corridor, Finca Farm Stand, Plant It Forward, more…
Sep 24 all-day
Various Farmers Markets: Urban Harvest, Energy Corridor, Finca Farm Stand, Plant It Forward, more...

We used to list these markets individually, but it was just too much!