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August 2016

EPA Region 6 Environmental Justice Summit

August 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - August 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown, 1015 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202 United States
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U.S. EPA Region 6 is hosting a 2-day Environmental Justice Summit on August 9-10, 2016, in Dallas. The purpose of the summit is to:

- Discuss progress on the development and implementation of EPA Region 6 Environmental Justice Collaborative Action Plans for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
- Highlight examples of successful multi-stakeholder collaborations to address environmental justice issues in communities across Region 6.
- Highlight recent federal government initiatives that can support local community efforts to address environmental justice issues.
Target Audience:

Grassroots and community leaders, non-profit organizations, academia, industry, local, state, and federal environmental justice partners.

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Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza

August 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2016 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza on Saturday, Aug. 13. This year’s theme is Connections between People and Nature. This free environmental educational offering has activities for all ages. Adults can attend interactive lectures addressing the theme by a variety of experts, from anthropologists to zoologists. Kids can enjoy meeting live education animals, coloring, seeing films, and other fun activities. Nursery care for kids under 5 will be provided. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. Featured speakers include:

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Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training

August 16, 2016 - August 18, 2016
TX

Building on the momentum from COP 21, The Climate Reality Project will be conducting an intensive three-day training, led by its Chairman Al Gore, running August 16–18 in Texas. The training will bring together pioneers, change agents, and proven leaders from across business, government, and civil society sectors to enable participants to develop the skills, relationships, and connections to help implement the agreement reached in Paris.

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Meeting 1: Resist Fracking on Shores of Lake Houston

August 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Date: August 23rd
Time: Noon
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church , 5200 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004
Food: Lunch provided by contacting...Jere Locke of the Texas Drought Project at 512-416-7170-h/o or 512-203-8858-c or jerelocke - - yahoo - - com.

We have very reliable information that a fracking company, which has been buying mineral rights on the shores of Lake Houston, intends to start fracking in late September or early October. This will have impacts on Lake Houston water, the primary source of water for Houston, & the health of those, especially women & children, living near the fracking operations. More info. below!

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Meeting 2: Resist Fracking on Shores of Lake Houston

August 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kingwood Home, 5915 Spring Lodge Dr
Humble, 77345
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We have very reliable information that a fracking company, which has been buying mineral rights on the shores of Lake Houston, intends to start fracking in late September or early October. This will have impacts on Lake Houston water, the primary source of water for Houston, & the health of those, especially women & children, living near the fracking operations. More info. below!

Date: August 23rd
Time: 7pm
Location: 5915 Spring Lodge Dr, Humble, TX 77345

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September 2016

Lightening Your Footprint

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$28

Have you wondered what it means to be sustainable or how you might transition to a more sustainable way of living. What ways are you inspired to make changes in your lifestyle, your neighborhood, workplace or the Houston area that offer more care for the Earth, care for people and creates community?

This workshop is intended to empower you to go forward with your ideas of how to live more sustainably.

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October 2016

Sauerkraut and Fermented Vegetables

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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$40

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you. The class is based on the teachings of Sandor Katz’ book Wild Fermentation, an essential reference for budding home fermenters.

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Lighten Your Footprint Workshop

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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$28

Have you wondered what it means to be sustainable or how you might transition to a more sustainable way of living. What ways are you inspired to make changes in your lifestyle, your neighborhood, workplace or the Houston area that offer more care for the earth, care for people and creates community? Through storytelling of active projects in the Houston area, we will discuss and work together on ideas for projects, large or small that you may have envisioned.

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December 2016

Houston Food Policy Workgroup Potluck

December 14, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Scott Howard Home, 1920 West Clay St
Houston, TX 77019 United States
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It's time again for our infamous year-end holiday potluck. Please join us as we reflect upon the successes of this year, project our goals for the year ahead, and celebrate local food and friendship in Houston. We'll say thanks to Libby Kennedy for her service as co-chair, and unveil the 2017 schedule.

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January 2017

Not My President! Resist Trump! Houston March and Rally on January 20

January 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
sidewalk, 900 Smith St
Houston, 77002

The January 20 Coalition is organizing a march and rally to protest the inauguration of Trump on Friday January 20, 1-4 pm. We will assemble on the sidewalk at 900 Smith St., next to Hermann Square, at 1 pm. Beginning at 1:30 pm, we will march on the sidewalks down Smith St. to the Leland Federal Building at 1919 Smith St. Our rally there will include speakers, chants, spoken word artists, and the dramatic smashing of a new Trump piñata.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until January 26, 2017

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

The Houston festival is a selection of films from the 4-day festival held each year in Nevada City, CA, by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Their National Partners—Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Earthjustice,Sierra Nevada Brewing, Klean Kanteen, Orion Magazine, Barefoot Wine, and KEEN—help make the festival available to environmentally conscious groups across the country. Hosting The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour helps the CEC illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect our environment. The festival is a natural extension of CEC’s work to inspire people to act.

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February 2017

Houston Stands with Standing Rock/First Friday: Pre-Superbowl Meeting/Potluck

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 am
La Playa, 2719 Alabama
Houston, TX 77004 United States

Meet the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe, and Houston-Area Water Protectors at a Kid-Friendly Potluck/Meeting! There they will discuss the situation going on at Standing Rock, Big Bend, and announce the fine details of the Superbowl Action!

First Friday is an absolutely FREE potluck event held at different locations on the first Friday of every month, focused on community building and social dialogue these events are conceptually anchored to fire and our discourse with it.

Accepting Supply Donations for Encampments at Big Bend.

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Kimchi and Fermented Vegetables

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood
Houston, TX 77011
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$40

Come learn the ancient art of fermentation! It’s a way to preserve food, harvest probiotics, spread food cultures, and get creative with your food. In this introductory class, we will cover the basics of the fermentation process, taste homemade ferments, and you will make and take home a mason jar of your first vegetable ferment! Your gut is already thanking you. The class is based on the teachings of Sandor Katz’ book Wild Fermentation, an essential reference for budding home fermenters. This class will use locally grown produce whenever possible, meaning that the vegetables we ferment in class will change by the season! We have fermented cabbage, beets, carrots, daikon radish, green beans, turnips, mustard greens, and more. These nutritious goods have been flavored with dill, fennel, oranges, garlic, and ginger. Come see what’s in season and make your own combination!

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Standing Rock Solidarity: Houston Stands vs Trump

February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Meet at Houston City Hall at 2 pm
At 3 pm we March to Discovery Green
and Avenida de las Americas till 5 pm

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Super Bowl 51 Action Punt the Pipelines for the People & Planet

February 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NRG Park, 1 Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054 United States

NRG STADIUM MEETING POINT - Sam's Club parking lot 1615 S. Loop West 77054
MEETING TIME IS @ 2PM!

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Transition Houston Meeting: Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

February 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Haven’s Center, 1827 W Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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What is Transition? Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th. We'll be

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#NoDAPL Last Stand Houston

February 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Energy Transfer Partners, 1300 Main St
Houston, 77002 United States
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This is the Last Stand. Prompted by Trump's Executive Order, the Army Corps of Engineers has granted easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, breaking off

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Eco-Skill Share and Fundraiser for Texas Water Protectors

February 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Japhet Creek, 4646 Billy Street
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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$5

Two Rivers is an indigenous led prayerful resistance camp fighting the TPPL (Trans-Pecos Pipeline) in the big bend region of west Texas. Join us for a skill share including Wild Edibles, Fermentation, Rain Gardens, and more! The evening will conclude with a potluck and campfire.

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We the People Connect the Dots – Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny

February 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City TX United States
Free

Citizens to Rally and March Against Tyranny in Downtown Houston

Houston, TX – (February 13, 2017) – Most years, this weekend would be dedicated to the power of the President. This year on Sunday, February 19, “We the People Connect the Dots” march against tyranny and ongoing attacks on social justice and civil rights.

Instead of honoring our current President on this holiday, we honor the American people and the values that hundreds of thousands of us are fighting for. We are democracy. We are patriots. We are America.” states the membership of Indivisible Houston.

The March will begin at 3:00 PM with speakers from diverse advocacy groups united by those interconnected issues and articulating true American values.

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Houston Climate Reality: 2017

February 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Where are we with Climate Change—is Houston threatened? It’s been a decade since An Inconvenient Truth. What is the current truth? Is anything less convenient here, other than massive flooding? John Nielsen-Gammon, the State Climatologist of Texas, will update us for the first hour on the climate data in the past ten years and how that is impacting Houston. Then three speakers will present current slides from the Climate Reality Project, an organization dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis, partnering with US Green Building Council.

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