Vote! Picnic for the Park, The Messenger at Discovery Green, Environmental Career Forum, Houston Youth Climate Forum, Green Jobs, and more
Unless you live under a rock–which is especially difficult in the gumbo ‘soil’ in much of our region–you know that early voting has started in advance of the Super Tuesday primary elections on March 3, 2020. In addition to national races (president, senator, representatives), we have the opportunity to vote on many statewide and local candidates.
Not sure whether you are registered or how to register? You can visit votetexas.gov or contact the voter registrar for your county (listed below).
As always, we encourage you to visit the League of Women Voters of Houston to learn more about candidates. The League, which is celebrating 100 years of service, is nonpartisan organization that believes in the power of every person to create a more perfect democracy–and they have a great voters guide.
Speaking of voting, CEC had the opportunity to hear from former Vice President Al Gore, as he launched the Climate Reality Action Fund’s nonpartisan Vote Your Future: Vote Climate at Texas Southern University with Dr. Robert Bullard earlier today. This campaign is building a national movement of climate voters, mobilizing young people, parents, and professionals across America to vote for their future and vote for real climate solutions. Start by registering to vote, then voting, and encouraging other people to vote (which you can do even if you are unable to vote). It was inspiring!
Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.
Earth Day Houston
Earth Day Houston, part of the 50th worldwide observance, will be held at Discovery Green on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
- Volunteer opportunities are available at earthdayhouston.org/volunteer/.
- Register to exhibit! (deadline is Feb. 14)
- Learn about sponsorship opportunities! (deadline is March 1)
Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career Forum
On Feb. 22, 2020, from 9 a.m.-noon, the Houston Community College’s Southeast Campus will host the 4th Annual Conservation, Ecology, and Environmental Science Career Forum. Local experts will share their career pathway experiences, and offer tips and advice to help students navigate the transition to the working world. For more information and to register, visit constantcontact.com.
COALITION & COMMUNITY NOTES
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