In 1996, a cross-section of stakeholders came together in Pittsburgh for the very first federally co-sponsored National Brownfields Training Conference. Now join National Brownfields Conference as we celebrate the 19th event from September 27th–30th, 2021, in Oklahoma City, OK at the Oklahoma City Convention Center!
Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. Mark your calendars for three days of training, networking, and business development!
A clear vision for the future starts with innovative thinking and strategic planning. It requires an understanding of where we’ve come from and a shared line of sight to where we need to be. The Water for Texas 2021 conference will bring together industry experts, visionaries, and innovators from around the state and country. Join us for panels, keynote speakers, networking, and conversations that will help us map our future.
The future of Texas is water.
Topics Will Include:
- Water science and technology
- Drought and flood
- Innovative solutions to water challenges
- Texas water policy
- Communications strategies
Who Should Attend?
All those in the water industry, including utilities, engineers, river authorities, bond counsels, financial advisors, scientists, and floodplain administrators, as well as local and regional representatives and elected officials and staff.
- Online registration ends Sept. 24. Register today!
- Earn continuing education credits at the conference; check out the agenda.
- For the safety of all attendees, we will conduct temperature checks and add hand sanitizing stations. Masks will be available but not required.
- The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center will be open to full capacity for the conference and will not enforce social distancing rules. We are glad to be able to host attendees and networking opportunities. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
There are many opportunities for you to get involved with EIH’s WaterSmart Habitat. Whether you’re looking for community service hours, or just a change of pace. Habitat volunteers help weed and mulch flower beds, plant native plants, maintain pathways, and trim trees and bushes. Volunteers may also help clean out the pond on select work days.
Volunteering at EIH is a great way to get your organization involved in the community. Please call in advance if you have a large group or if you would like to schedule your group on a different day. For more information, visit www.uhcl.edu, or contact: Wendy Reistle at 281-283-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tuesday. Join volunteers to help with the ongoing restoration of historic tall grass prairie. Activities include separating and potting rescued grasses, planting mature grasses and collecting seed. No training necessary. Held at Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center, 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, Texas 77044.
Plant It Forward farms are selling fresh produces directly on-the-farm at their neighborhood Farm Stands. You can stop by during Farm Stand hours to buy freshly harvested produce from your friendly neighborhood farmer.
If you’d like to stop by and see one of their farms, Plant It Forward recommends that you visit during Farm Stand hours and meet one of their farmers.
SNAP, credit, and debit accepted!
PLANT IT FORWARD WAREHOUSE
4030 Willowbend Blvd, Houston TX 77025
For more information, visit plant-it-forward.org.
The Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.
As recent scientific reports have made clear, a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is needed to avoid the worst impacts of a changing climate. The multifaith statement to the U.N. Climate Conference, Walk on Earth Gently, invites people of faith into a journey of Living the Change that the world needs – a transformation to a sustainable lifestyle. The journey is inspired by religious teachings to turn away from consumerism & to seek balanced relationships with all people and the planet we share as our common home. Texans of all faiths, or no faith at all, are invited join us on the journey, in a weekly small group discussion focused on making personal lifestyle changes in three key areas: transportation, energy, and food. Join us on this 12-week journey to reducing your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Can’t make it every week? Join us as you are able. A detailed schedule is given below. All participants will receive a copy of Living the Change materials. Are you ready to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle? Then join us on this journey to Living the Change. Please register for this event on www.eventbrite.com.
Sept. 28: Introduction & Transport, week 1
Oct. 5, Oct. 12 & Oct. 19: Transport, weeks 2, 3 & 4
Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 & Nov. 16: Energy, weeks 1, 2, 3, & 4
Nov. 23, Nov. 30, & Dec. 7: Food, weeks 1, 2 & 3
Dec. 14: Food, week 4 & closing
Wildscapes 2021 will be online again in late September & early October. We will have 4 presentations over 4 evenings with an online plant sale & book sale held immediately afterward. Get your tickets today!
Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
Glenn Olsen – Creating A Hummingbird Garden
Karla Klay – Saving Wild Places On A Barrier Island with Developers
Learn how Artist Boat worked with two developers to save 775 acres to date; how the work continues to save a 1,400 acre bay to beach complex; and how to begin work in your community on land conservation.
Mark Morgenstern – Native Plants of Southeast Texas
The owner of native plant nursery Morning Star Prairie Plants will help you create your shopping list for the plant sale.
Plants & books will go on sale October 9 for Wildscapes ticket holders. And October 10 for everyone. Purchases will be picked up on Saturday, October 16 near downtown. Lists of plants & books available for sale will be posted soon. But scroll down to see a link to the 2020 list. And video recordings of some great presentations from years past.
Vegan World Radio is dedicated to telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet, and our health.
Tune in every Tuesday night 8-9 pm on KPFT, 90.1 FM, and online at http://www.kpft.org. You can access the archive of past Vegan World Radio broadcasts at http://www.veganworldradio.org. Vegan World Radio is produced by a group of volunteers. To find out about upcoming programs, visit our Facebook page.
Co-hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P., the 2021 Annual Energy Summit will explore current issues affecting global energy markets, oil and gas, electricity, renewables and the environment. In particular, this year’s summit will address the energy industry’s continued response to recent events and how new developments are shaping the industry.
The two-day conference will feature a keynote address by former Secretary of State and Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, as well as discussions with energy experts in industry, government and policy research.
The conference will be held virtually on September 29 and 30. The full agenda for the conference is below.
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This conference is free to attend, but registration is required. Please click here to register. If you are unable to attend, recordings will be available on this page after the event.
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