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The Environmental Resource Guide is a searchable, web-based resource that includes information about all organizations in the Greater Houston Area conducting environmental work. This guide is a one-stop-shop for any resources or connections you may need, and is updated often to ensure you have access to the newest information.

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Texas Assoc. of Environmental Professionals

Purpose: The Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), incorporated in 1988, is the premier organization for environmental professionals in the State of Texas. With 300+ local members and a subchapter in Austin, TAEP focuses on the advancement of the environmental profession and providing a forum to discuss environmental issues. Meetings: Monthly luncheons on the 3rd Thursday at Brady’s Landing.…More Details
Work 5090 Richmond Ave. #432 Suite 205 Houston TX 77056 Website: Texas Assoc. of Envir. Professionals Website

Purpose: The Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP), incorporated in 1988, is the premier organization for environmental professionals in the State of Texas. With 300+ local members and a subchapter in Austin, TAEP focuses on the advancement of the environmental profession and providing a forum to discuss environmental issues.

Meetings: Monthly luncheons on the 3rd Thursday at Brady’s Landing.

Programs: Chuck Glore Memorial Scholarship program. In 2011, TAEP awarded a total of $10,000 to students at 5 different schools. Annually support Texas Envirothon and the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston. Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is a networking opportunity for young people new to the profession.

Major Events: Annual Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference (ECIC): Gulf Coast (Oct); Winter Holiday Social; Annual Regulatory Update (Jul.).

Volunteer Opportunities: Conference and other event planning committees; TAEP Board of Directors.

Publications: ECIC conference proceedings with abstracts.

Jim Dobberstine, President
jdobberstine@lee.edu

Kathleen Garland, Secretary
taep@taep.org

Pamela Embody, Membership Director
membership@taep.org

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Environmental Educators’ Exchange

Purpose: To provide a network and forum for anyone interested or with expertise in the environment’s natural history, ecology, local environmental issues and especially environmental education in order to facilitate discussion, exchange of ideas, methods, information and events related to environmental education efforts in the Greater Houston Area. Meetings: First Wed.…More Details
Work 1900 Kane St. #111 Houston TX 77077 Work Phone: 713-524-4232

Purpose: To provide a network and forum for anyone interested or with expertise in the environment’s natural history, ecology, local environmental issues and especially environmental education in order to facilitate discussion, exchange of ideas, methods, information and events related to environmental education efforts in the Greater Houston Area.

Meetings: First Wed. of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. at 4:30 p.m. Locations vary. Call or check Website before attending.

Programs: Can help locate a speaker for your classroom or student group. Train teachers in curriculum planning for environmental issues, grades K-12.

Publications: Member e-mail network pertaining to environmental education in the Greater Houston Area. To join network, send an email to ee@cechouston.org.

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Texas Master Naturalists – Heartwood Chapter

Purpose: The Heartwood Chapter is here to create a proactive resource of diverse individuals promoting environmental stewardship through outreach, education and volunteer service benefiting the residents in and around Montgomery and Walker Counties. Founded December 2004. Meetings: First Wed. of month except Dec. in Classroom Building at WG Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488, Conroe, TX.…More Details
Work P.O. Box 9611 The Woodlands TX 77387-9611 Work Phone: (936) 273-2261 (Messages only) Website: Texas Master Naturalists – Heartwood Chap Website Blog: Heartwood Chapter Blog

Purpose: The Heartwood Chapter is here to create a proactive resource of diverse individuals promoting environmental stewardship through outreach, education and volunteer service benefiting the residents in and around Montgomery and Walker Counties. Founded December 2004.

Meetings: First Wed. of month except Dec. in Classroom Building at WG Jones State Forest, 1328 FM 1488, Conroe, TX.

Programs: Incorporate the theme of sustainable practices into the educational process, with emphasis on the beneficial management of resources and natural ecological processes.

Major Events: Annual Primary Training Classes for those who wish to become Master Naturalists.

Volunteer Opportunities: Waterway and nature trail cleanups, removing invasive species, variety of monitoring activities for waterways, plants, insects and invasive species, workshops and public speaking engagements. Continuous Educational Trainings for adults and youth, primarily forest-based.

Speaker’s Bureau: Yes, contact Teri MacArthur.

Carolyn Langlinais, President
heartwoodpres@gmail.com

Carson Stokes, Vice President
heartwoodvp@gmail.com

Andre Houser, Treasurer
(972) 978-1769
heartwoodtreas@gmail.com

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Greentown Labs Houston

Purpose: To accelerate the clean energy transition by incubating climatetech startups focusing on electricity, agtech + water, buildings, transportation, manufacturing, and resilience + adaptation. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporations, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven to provide startups with the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers climatetech startups lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate customers, investors, and more.…More Details
Work 4200 San Jacinto Street Houston TX 77004 Work Phone: (346) 571-5627 Website: Greentown Labs Website

Purpose: To accelerate the clean energy transition by incubating climatetech startups focusing on electricity, agtech + water, buildings, transportation, manufacturing, and resilience + adaptation. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporations, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven to provide startups with the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers climatetech startups lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate customers, investors, and more. Headquartered in Somerville/Boston, Massachusetts, Greentown Labs is home to more than 200 startups and has supported more than 450 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 8,400 jobs and have raised more than $2.2 billion in funding.

Greentown Labs Houston has welcomed over 60 startup members since it opened on Earth Day 2021. The 40,000-square foot Houston location provides a prototyping lab, office, and community space for startup companies.

Contact: hellohtx@greentownlabs.com

Publications: newsletter

Emily Reichert, Ph. D. CEO Greentown Labs Houston
Julia Travaglini, VP of Marketing and Communications
Faith Kelnhofer, Houston Incubator Engagement Manager

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Energy Corridor District

Purpose: To promote, develop, maintain, and enhance the Energy Corridor District through implementation of projects, services, and initiatives in the realm of public safety, transportation and mobility, infrastructure, streetscape, and economic development. Through active leadership, advocacy, and collaborative efforts, the District works to accelerate area improvements for long-term economic vitality. Meetings: Second Friday of each month in ECD office 14701 St.…More Details
Work 777 N. Eldridge Parkway, Suite 270 Houston TX 77079 Work Phone: (281) 759-3800 Website: Energy Corridor District Website

Purpose: To promote, develop, maintain, and enhance the Energy Corridor District through implementation of projects, services, and initiatives in the realm of public safety, transportation and mobility, infrastructure, streetscape, and economic development. Through active leadership, advocacy, and collaborative efforts, the District works to accelerate area improvements for long-term economic vitality.

Meetings: Second Friday of each month in ECD office 14701 St. Mary’s Lane, Suite 290, 8:30 a.m.

Major Events: Transportation Fairs, 75 Eldridge bus route, Bike to Work Day, ECD Livable Centers Plan, ECD Bicycle Master Plan, Grisby Square Preservation, National Park Service West Houston Trails Master Plan, Spring and Fall Recycling Events.

Elijah J. Williams, Executive Director
ewilliams@energycorridor.org

Robert Rayburn, Landscape Architect
rrayburn@energycorridor.org

Fabiana DeMarie, Urban Planner
fdemarie@energycorridor.org

Rachael Weaver, Office Manager
rweaver@energycorridor.org

Kenzie Copeland, Communications Coordinator
kcopeland@energycorridor.org

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EarthShare of Texas

Purpose: Through collaborative fundraising and partnership building, EarthShare of Texas empowers mission-driven members to pursue positive environmental and health impacts across the Lone Star State for the benefit of all. We support more than 40 of the most respected conservation and environmental organizations in Texas.  From air quality to wildlife rehabilitation to the development of green building technology, our members work to protect our environment.…More Details
Work P.O. Box 144842 Austin TX 78714 Work Phone: (512) 472-5518 Work Phone: (800) GREENTX Website: EarthShare of Texas Website

Purpose: Through collaborative fundraising and partnership building, EarthShare of Texas empowers mission-driven members to pursue positive environmental and health impacts across the Lone Star State for the benefit of all.

We support more than 40 of the most respected conservation and environmental organizations in Texas.  From air quality to wildlife rehabilitation to the development of green building technology, our members work to protect our environment. EarthShare of Texas raises and distributes funds to environmental charities that qualify for membership.

Children’s Activities: Participating organizations provide a variety of children’s programs. Call (800) GREENTX with your requirements.

Volunteer Opportunities: Call for volunteer information.

Speakers Bureau: Speakers available for campaign activities and special events.

Director of Membership and Campaigns
Emma Cravey
emma@earthshare-texas.org

Executive Director
Francoise Van Keuren
francoise@earthshare-texas.org

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American Institute of Architects, Houston

Purpose: To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the architecture profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture; to ensure the advancement of the living standard of people and to make the profession one of ever-increasing service to society.…More Details
Work 3200 Southwest Fwy #900 Houston TX 77027. Work P.O. Box 66696 Houston TX 77266 Work Phone: (713) 520-0155 Website: American Institute of Architects, Houston Website

Purpose: To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the architecture profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture; to ensure the advancement of the living standard of people and to make the profession one of ever-increasing service to society. AIA Houston is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Programs: Continuing education and exhibitions

Major Events: Home Tour, Design Awards, January; Celebrate Architecture Gala, Gulf Coast Green, Sandcastle Competition.

Publications: Weekly e-newsletter, annual membership directory.

Rusty Bienvenue, Executive Director
rusty@aiahouston.org

Aleks Savitski, Director of Development & Member Services
aleks@aiahouston.org

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers, South Texas Local Section

Purpose: To support the membership’s technical objectives through education, service, and fellowship. Meetings: First Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., Sept. through June. Please check the website for speaker, location, and topic. Programs: Continuing education workshops at monthly meetings, which include environmental and process safety. Major Events: Cosponsor Energy Conservation Forum with Texas Industries of the Future twice per year.…More Details
Work One Westchase Center 10777 Westheimer Suite 1075 Houston TX 77042 Website: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Website

Purpose: To support the membership’s technical objectives through education, service, and fellowship.

Meetings: First Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., Sept. through June. Please check the website for speaker, location, and topic.

Programs: Continuing education workshops at monthly meetings, which include environmental and process safety.

Major Events: Cosponsor Energy Conservation Forum with Texas Industries of the Future twice per year. See the website for the date and location.

Speakers Bureau: Contact Matt Kolodney, (713) 767-3752 (work), (713) 471-8956 (cell) or mkolodne@tceq.state.tx.us.

Chair: Dr. Thomas E. Rehm
sts-chairelect@aiche.org

Secretary: Debra McCall
sts-secretary@aiche.org

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