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August 2017

Greater Houston Environmental Summit and Environmental Education Expo

August 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
United Way-Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr.
Houston, 77007 United States
$50

In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston. In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. We will feature a panel in conjunction with EarthShare of Texas, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators. If you are interested in exhibiting at the EE Expo, please contact marina@cechouston.org. We’re taking suggestions & proposals for the table talks, so if you have an issue you’d like to learn about or share with the environmental community, drop us a line at rachel@cechouston.org.

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On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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Don Green Nature Park Workday

August 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until September 1, 2017

Don Greene Nature Park, 6009 Cypress St
Houston, 77074 United States
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Don Green Nature Park

The Don Greene Nature Park is a one acre new Harris County neighborhood pocket park left to the county and dedicated in honor of Don Greene's memory.

Every third Saturday mark your calendars and join us for a work day that will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. We start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a light breakfast snack to share. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel!

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September 2017

Repair Cafe

September 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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Our society revolves around consumption. Personal consumption of durable goods add up to 8% of GDP, and non-durable goods add up to 15%, totaling about $4 trillion dollars annually in the USA! The more we buy, the more we throw away, often during the first year! And... most people no longer know how to repair things.

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Palm Center Farmers Market

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

Palm Center Park, 6017 Beekman Rd
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Join us this weekend at the Houston Southeast Farmer's Market in the Park at Palm Center. Created to provide a way for the community to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, Houston Southeast Farmer's Market occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

This family outing offers sale items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, homemade treats and apparel.

This a FREE family friendly event. We hope to see you there!

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Houston Anarchist Book Fair

September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
MECA, 1900 Kane St.
Houston, 77007 United States
Free

Announcing the 2017 Houston Anarchist Bookfair! On Sunday September 24, 2017, Houston Anarchist Black Cross will host a one-day convergence to network, grow, and celebrate anarchist and anti-authoritarian projects in Texas and the surrounding region. Join us for books, workshops, and discussion to celebrate and expand our southern radical communities of resistance!

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Connections between People & Nature: Biodiversity

September 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
Free

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…  Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web

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October 2017

Benefit Concert for the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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$20

Enjoy a concert by the band Traveler & a special guest while sipping coffee/beer/wine and nibbling tasty food at Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Rd. The concert benefits the new Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston (IENoH), the Houston chapter of Texas Interfaith Power & Light, a division of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy.   The IENoH aims to educate and empower the faith community in Houston to advocate and act as stewards of the environment.  A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. For more information, contact Lisa Brenskelle

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Grassroots Relief and Empowerment on Houston’s Eastside

October 8, 2017 @ 9:20 am - 10:20 am
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Free
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Join Cavanaugh Nweze and Andrew Cobb of West Street Recovery to hear about grassroots relief work and ongoing empowerment work in communities of color in

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Journey of the Universe screenings

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77006 United States
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Free

You are invited to go on the Journey of the Universe in October, with three opportunities to be awe-struck by this Emmy-award winning documentary which narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a single hour. The film tells this story in a way that is accessible to everyone: drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life's evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of awe and wonder to arise. This approach expands the human perspective to one that values life's complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. An open facilitated discussion will follow each film screening.

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Eco-Reformation Retreat: Awe & Wonder

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cramer Retreat Center, 1800 Meadow Edge Lane
Spring, TX, 77388 United States
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$60

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites area Christians to a 24-hour getaway in the beauty of God’s good creation at the Eco-Reformation Retreat: Awe & Wonder.  Join us at Cramer Retreat Center in Spring the weekend of the festival of Reformation, beginning Friday evening, Oct. 27 and ending Saturday evening, Oct. 28.   

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Connections between People & Nature: Scripture & Science

October 29, 2017 @ 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 attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

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November 2017

Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War

November 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community House at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1755 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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Join us on Sunday, November 5th for a viewing of the film, Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War. This event is sponsored by Transition Houston, the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 350.org. Contributions are welcome and will benefit Houston Peace News.

It will be shown at St.Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1800  Sul Ross, Sunday Nov. 5 at 7Pm.(Doors open at 6:30P)

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Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gathering Place, 5310 S. Willow Dr.
Houston, TX, 77035 United States
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Free

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to join in caring for our shared environment on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We will engage in hands-on environmental stewardship at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve. This event will offer activities for all ages and skill levels, so bring the whole family, your neighbors and your friends.

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Connections between People & Nature: Scripture & Science

November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

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December 2017

Conversations on Journey of the Universe

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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twice per week, on Tuesday & Thursday, except Thanksgiving
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to join them for conversations on Journey of the Universe, an Emmy-award-winning documentary of the 14 billion year history of the universe. The first half of these conversations go into detail on the history of the universe with top scientists. The second half of these conversations are interviews with change-makers in many areas, inspired by our knowledge of this history.

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January 2018

An Introduction to DRAWDOWN

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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What is Drawdown? A research based book on the top 100 actions we can take to reduce carbon most quickly. http://www.drawdown.org/ Some of the top methods are refrigerant management, wind turbines, reduced food waste, plant-rich diet, keeping or growing tropical forrests, educating girls & family planning, solar farms & rooftop solar, having trees and farm land together.

At this event, you will learn about the DRAWDOWN concept and then choose your breakout session, where you will have a chance to explore one way you can work to reduce carbon in conversation with others.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray
Houston, 77019
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$15 - $20

For the fourth year, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC) brings The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, back to Houston for two nights—January 24 and 25, 2018—at the historic River Oaks Theatre!

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Caring for the Plants that Care for Us

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

At the January web meeting, we welcome Jaime Gonzalez, Community Conservation Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy, who will address Caring for the Plants that Care for Us.  He will discuss the importance of native plants for biodiversity, water absorption, carbon sequestration, the economy, and creating a sense of place.  He will link the well-being of eco-systems to human well-being. Jaime will also discuss the work of Katy Prairie Conservancy to restore native prairie, "re-wild" Houston with pocket prairies, offer citizen conservation opportunities and a new initiative to encourage residents to plant the "nine natives" in their yards. Jaime will give details on using these native plantings on your property, will provide resources and outlets for getting native plants, and will even delve into the ethics of saving wildlife by providing native plant habitat. After his talk, there will be time for Q&A to answer your native plant questions. A generous donor has pledged a donation to the Katy Prairie Conservancy if at least 10 people sign up for and attend Jaime’s talk. Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

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February 2018

Screening of “Facing the Surge”Facing the Surge

February 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Emerson UU Church, 1900 Bering Drive
Houston, 77057
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Free
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A film about the very tangible costs of sea level rise in Norfolk, VA, a community on the frontline of climate change.

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