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August 2018

Climate Change Town Hall

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Talento Bilingue de Houston Houston, TX 77003 United States + Google Map
Free

ou are invited to hear from the Houston Climate Movement and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) about how climate change is impacting Houstonians. UCS will discuss a recent report on flooding, climate change, and taxes. The Houston Climate Movement will share what we can do locally to act. We envision a world where our communities have access to clean air and water; where we have access to jobs that nourish our communities. And we invite you to join us to create this world.

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Stories of Survival / Historias de Supervivencia – Houston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NuWaters Co-op, 2320 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77004
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Free

Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.

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Sustainability at Rice University

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

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September 2018

Houston Strong for Climate

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, 77004
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Free

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

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Awakening the Spirit

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, 77005
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to explore spirituality in nature with those of other faiths, using the documentary The National Parks – America’s Best Idea, as a source of inspiration.

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HARC People & Nature Speaker Series: Innovative Resilience Financing

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Free
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“Will we be Ready for the Next Harvey? Innovative Funding Strategies and Opportunities for Community Resilience”

On Wednesday, September 12, HARC will continue its People & Nature Speaker Series hosting an evening conversation with six national thought leaders on the topic of innovative resilience financing and the role that the public and private sectors can play to develop new community partnerships and diversified resilience funding mechanisms in Greater Houston.

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Climate Change and Health Care

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boomtown Coffee, 300 S. Main St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Free

Come to our discussion group on how the crisis of poor health and costly health care is exacerbated by inaction on climate change, climate denial, poor air quality, fossil fuel dependence and forced car dominance, especially in low income areas and communities of color.

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TCEQ and Valero Public Meeting on Hydrogen Cyanide

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hartman Park, 9311 E Avenue P
Houston, 77012 United States
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Valero has asked the TCEQ(Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) for an increase in the level of HYDROGEN CYANIDE emissions they can release, specifically 512 tons. Valero also wants to stop tracking its BENZENE emissions reductions, makes no sense right? 

So then let's show up in solidarity with Manchester residents and tell TCEQ and Valero that we're sick(literally) of disgustingly rich corporations killing everything on the planet in their pursuit of more wealth and power. 

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No Nuclear Waste in Our Community!

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
True Love Baptist Church, 4029 Falls St
Houston, 77026
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Free
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Texas is at risk. Communities across the state are coming together, concerned about an issue that will affect our communities, our future generations, and the wonderful state we call home. We are concerned about high-level nuclear reactor waste that could come through our communities and be dumped on Texas for decades to come.

Deadly radioactive waste could come through our cities and rural lands, headed to two proposed sites. The Consolidated Interim Storage project of Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and ORANO seeks to store 40,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste in Andrews, Texas. Holtec proposes a similar high-level radioactive waste storage project for 173,000 tons of spent fuel just a short distance from Texas, across the New Mexico border.

The public comment period ends October 19th. Learn more and discuss options for action at a community meeting

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Climate Resilience, Civil Society and Disruptive Change

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free
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Learn how your spending and environmental impacts are connected, so you can save money. Develop strategies to build your personal resilience and preparedness for the future. Participants report saving an average of $2,700 per year and up to $20,000 per year. The average participant drops their electricity use by 15% and 5 tons of carbon dioxide each year.

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Scripture & Science: What’s the Connection?

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend an Adult Forum that addresses scripture and science.  Lisa Brenskelle & Elmer Ledesma, leaders of the Creation Care Team at Christ the King, will consider:  Is there conflict or connection between scripture & science?  If there is connection, what connection exists?  If a connection exists, then scientific understanding matters for people of faith -  but, how can they distinguish good science from “fake news”?  Join us for this insightful Adult Forum!  Christ the King is located at 2353 Rice Blvd. in Houston.  Metro buses 41 and 27 stop nearby. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com.

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China’s National Sword Policy & It’s Impacts on Recycling

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship. In September, we welcome Jordan Fengel, Executive Director of STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling).  For nearly 50 years, recycling has been a staple practice throughout many American communities. A recent policy change by the Chinese government in 2017, enacted in 2018, banning many recyclable materials from being imported, has created a conundrum in the recycling industry. The US has relied on China to process our mixed plastic and mixed paper recyclables for the last 20+ years. With China set to eliminate all imports of recyclable materials by 2020, Jordan will discuss what STAR is doing to turn the tide.

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October 2018

IENOH  Eco-Challenge

October 3 - October 24
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to join their team for this year’s Eco-Challenge. This online event offers you the opportunity to care for our common home, the earth, by taking on a challenge in: waste, food, health, transportation, energy, community, nature, water, simplicity, or a custom challenge of your own.  Create a new eco-habit over the course of the 3 weeks of the challenge

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Harvey Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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$65

What a year it has been for West Street Recovery. They started with bikes and boats and now have five staff members who rebuild homes, help residents navigate a complex and incredibly difficult recovery, connect families to large rebuild aid groups , and advocate for policies that promote an equitable recovery and create lasting benefit for people of Houston. Their advocacy has gotten them invited to the Texas State Senate to testify on the FEMA Preps program, sent families to DC to testify, and brought the BBC, PBS, and 60 Minutes to Northeast Houston.

Please join them to celebrate their first birthday as an organization with a lovely evening at Finca Tres Robles in 2nd Ward. The night will include a farm tour, dinner including local meat, produce and locally brewed beverages, and stories from the West Street team and some of the people they have worked with.

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Green Events for Houses of Worship

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House & online, 1320 W 26th St
Houston, 77008
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, a Houston affiliate of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, invites you to an educational talk on going green for events at houses of worship. Lisa Brenskelle, who has organized a number of green events for her church/Christian denomination, will address her tips & tricks to do so. This talk will cover events of all sizes, from small events for one faith community, to large events for national meetings. Food, waste, transportation/travel, materials, housing, energy use, equipment & more will be included. Learn how to go green for your next event at your house of worship!

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. 

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage.

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Scripture & Science: What’s the Connection?

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series. In October, Lisa Brenskelle, head of the church’s Creation Care Team, will speak.

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November 2018

Community Bike Safety Course

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Nervous about biking in Houston? Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church and Bike Houston invite you to a free Community Bike Safety Course where you’ll gain the confidence to cycle safely around town.

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Fall 2018 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Japhet Creek Park, 4600 Clinton at Emile
Houston, 77020
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Free

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to care for our shared environment! We will perform hands-on stewardship at Japhet Creek Park in Houston. This is a great activity for youth, but all ages are welcome. Tools/supplies will be provided.

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