The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is pleased to welcome into our fold the Houston-Gulf Coast Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects as a returning member organization.
The Texas Chapter of ASLA was established in 1978, after having been part of a previous chapter, known as the Southwest chapter, that was created in 1959. ASLA was a member of the CEC as early as 1974!
STAR’s mission is to advance recycling through partnerships, education, and advocacy for the benefit of Texas.
STAR’s mission targets economic growth, job creation, and resource conservation. STAR builds upon and supports end markets by coordinating stakeholders to find common ground through information sharing and partnerships that get recyclable materials to their market. It is through STAR’s data-driven advocacy that they are shaping and defining the future of materials management by facilitating discussion that leads to action. STAR’s membership and partners represent a variety of sectors from the industry, public and private sectors, municipalities, academia, and nonprofits. Their diverse network allows them to be the resource for all things recycling in Texas.
In 1967 an inventor and research engineer, Walter Laski, formed the Electric Auto Association to quickly augment the usage of electric vehicles. The idea was to create local grass-root chapters such as the Houston Electric Auto Association that would educate the public on electric vehicles.
Their local chapter, Houston Electric Auto Association, incorporated in 1987 organizes a regular meeting the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, to allow the public to obtain expert insight on new electrical vehicle developments and innovations. These meetings feature speakers, demonstrations, and, occasionally, practical opportunities to work on electric vehicles. Recent presentations have included: