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September 2018

Climate Resilience, Civil Society and Disruptive Change

September 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

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, 2018 - October 24, 2018
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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Quaker Barter Fair

November 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free

Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING!  The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community.  Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.

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All Earth is Waiting – An Advent Retreat

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, TX, 77388 United States
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$60

Escape from the frenzy of the start of the “Christmas shopping season” on an intimate, 24-hour retreat in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Cramer Retreat Center in Spring.  This retreat invites you to get ready for the coming of Christ by exploring familiar Advent themes: hope, preparation, joy and peace, with the reconciliation of heaven and earth in mind. Consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, and how we are called to witness the Incarnation in our care of all God’s created world and all God’s creatures.  Enjoy a time of renewal, reflection, recreation, and restoration on this retreat.  The retreat is open to adults, and to youth 10+, when accompanied by an adult.

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December 2018

Decolonize Houston: Community Meal and Discussion

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
texas gulf coast area labor federation, 2506 Sutherland
Houston, 77023
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Free

La Raza for Liberation and Houston DSA Racial Justice Working Group invite you to participate in a free community meal and open discussion on decolonizing. 

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January 2019

IENoH 2019 Kick-Off Event

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to their 2019 Kick-Off Event at First Congregational Church. We will hear from faith leaders of a variety of faiths on the ethics of eating. There will be a presentation on the top ten actions houses of worship can take now to preserve the earth.

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Biodiversity Loss & What You Can Do

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In January, Kerri Crawford, assistant professor at the University of Houston, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, will speak on biodiversity loss. Biodiversity loss has been deemed one of the most significant environmental issues facing North America by the U.N.'s Global Environmental Outlook, the U.N.'s flagship environmental assessment.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until January 31, 2019

River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray
Houston, 77019
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$15

Join the Citizens Environmental Coalition (CEC) for two nights of environmental inspiration as we host the fifth Houston screening of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour!

A selection of films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, North America’s largest environmental film festival, will bring two hours of beautiful, educational, and inspiring films to the big screen at River Oaks Theatre on January 30 & 31, 2019, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm each night.

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February 2019

Justice Advocacy Workshop

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

  The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston, a Houston affiliate of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, invites you to learn to effectively raise your voice for the voiceless at a Justice Advocacy Workshop.   The workshop is taught by experts from TX Impact, an Austin-based interfaith justice advocacy organization, and will highlight eco-justice issues likely to be presented in the Texas legislature this session.

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Third Coast Regional Conference Citizens’ Climate Lobby

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Student Center South, University of Houston, 4455 University Drive
Houston, 77204
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$25

 The Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) will host its sixth annual Third Coast Regional
Conference for its Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi volunteers on February 9, 2019,
in Houston,Texas.  With the theme "Uniting for Climate Solutions," the conference is
open to anyone who wants to move our country towards solving climate change.

  This Conference follows a major breakthrough for CCL with the introduction of the
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act in late 2018.The bill was the result of
years of work by CCL volunteers across the country and stands as the first national,
bipartisan-cosponsored carbon pricing bill in nearly a decade.
Conference attendees will explore strategies for transforming political divisions into
solidarity, be trained in how to engage Congress effectively,and receive expert
instruction about carbon reduction solutions and the impacts of climate change on
the Gulf Coast's economy.

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“Toxic Tour” of Houston

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St
Houston, 77006
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$20

Rothko Chapel Presents, Offsite Program: "Toxic Tour" of Houston with t.e.j.a.s.

Juan Parras and Yvette Arellano of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) will lead a tour addressing toxic sites in and around the greater Houston community.

t.e.j.a.s. originated the toxic tour over 20 years ago in Houston as an educational tool for individuals within and outside of the community to gain a further understanding of environmental justice issues. Pictures cannot easily convey the surreal site of this massive industrial complex, nor the thick polluted air. Join us on a tour through the East End of Houston, where some of the largest refineries and chemical plants surround neighborhoods and spew toxins into the air. Thousands of people live, work, and attend schools in the shadow of these facilities.

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