Greater Houston Environmental Summit: Friday, August 2, 2019

Please join us for our annual Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the United Way of Greater Houston’s Community Resource Center. In addition to excellent presentations, we will again offer small-format table talks. Details and registration will be available soon. The theme this year is the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations. Early registration through July 26, 2019. Register on eventbrite.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour 2019


Houston’s signature winter event, The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, returns to the Bayou City with its unique brand of environmental cinema on January 30 and 31, 2019. Hosted for the fifth straight year by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this ever-popular film fest will be screened once again at the historic River Oaks Theatrefilmfestival2015marquee_smaller_cropped, where up to 450 patrons each night will enjoy about ten short films each night highlighting the latest environmental issues. We selected films that showcase the links between beauty, environment, adventure, quality of life, and action.

By showing these films, CEC is working to connect individuals and organizations to create a stronger Gulf Coast environmental community.

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Houston Women in the Environment

October 27, 2018; 1 – 4 pm
Houston Women in the Environment: Houston Audubon
Cabin History Tour and Meet “Edith L. Moore”
@ Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX 77079
Join Houston Audubon at the Edith Moore cabin, where a professional actress will be portraying Edith, followed by a Houston Audubon-led nature walk at 2:00 p.m. (Event is open house format.) For more information, visit Facebook event page.

October 28, 2018; 9 – 10:30 am
Houston Women in the Environment: Buffalo Bayou Partnership
The Women of Houston’s Bayous: A History Tour on Buffalo Bayou
Depart: Allen’s Landing, 1001 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002
Join current women environmental leaders on a boat tour of Buffalo Bayou into the East End to learn about the historical women and current women leaders who have and are shaping our city’s environment.

November 3, 2018; 1 – 3 pm
Houston Women in the Environment: Memorial Park Conservancy
The Women of Memorial Park: A Guided Stroll
@ Memorial Park, Cullen Running Trails Center, 7575 N. Picnic Ln., Houston, TX 77007
Gather in the Cullen Running Trails Center to learn about the influential women of Memorial Park, including Ima Hogg, Sara Emmott, Terry Hershey, and Sadie Gwin Blackburn; then join Memorial Park Conservancy’s women leaders for a guided stroll in the park. For more information, visit Facebook event page.

November 5, 2018; 6 – 7 pm
Houston Women in the Environment: Bayou Preservation Association
@ The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park, Tea Room, 1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002
Houston Women in the Environment: Inspiring Future Leaders with Stories from the Past
An evening of inspiration from women environmental leaders talking about how the women pioneers in Houston’s environmental history shaped their careers. Event will include a panel discussion and networking opportunity.

The events listed above are a collective effort by these organizations: Bayou Preservation Association, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Houston Audubon, Memorial Park Conservancy, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and UH Libraries.

This program is part of the Tales of Houston Women collaboration, a two-month retrospective and celebration by several of our community’s organizations displaying the many ways Houston’s women have, are, and will put their mark on history. We are celebrating through art, lectures, science, movies, dance, and more. Learn more at