The history of the farm was always a place where animals and plants were rotated in the fields. The animal manure provided fertility for the plants to grow. In the last 75 years, farming has steadily moved away from that. They have created new industries providing fertility through fossil fuel based fertilizers, mined amendments and manure, blood meal and bone meal collected from confined animal feeding operations. These are trucked to the farm, spread with tractors and tilled into the soil, destroying the microbiology of the soil food web. The nutrients in the soil and our food have plummeted and diet related disease has skyrocketed.Find out more »
On the Fringe is a monthly gathering to discuss books and Related content pertaining to social justice, humanitarian crises, and other issues that remain “on the fringe” of the concerns of mainstream society.Find out more »
IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.
But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.
In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy. He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.Find out more »
Join Transition Houston at our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, August 1st as we present generating your own power from solar energy and discuss the value of low impact design.
Socializing starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm at the Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098. We hope to see you! Bring a friend!Find out more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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 BrenskelleFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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)Find out more »
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.Find out more »