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February 2019

Third Coast Regional Conference Citizens’ Climate Lobby

February 9, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24, 2019 @ 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 February, Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change 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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Climate Change & What You Can Do

February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

Dan Cohan, associate professor at Rice University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will speak on climate change. Climate change 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. Professor Cohan will educate on the latest research and reports on climate change, so that you thoroughly understand the issue. He will also explain the actions you can take to combat climate change.

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March 2019

Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening

March 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale
Houston, 77023
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Free

Called to Conversion: Laudato Si’ & Catholic Ecological Awakening, 9-12 p.m. Saturday, March 16th, Villa de Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX.  The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, host a morning of critical reflection on one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. "TEDTalk"- style presentations and a panel of local Catholic leaders will discuss the responsibility of individual Christians and the role of the local Church to Care for our Common Home. Come early for a Labyrinth Prayer Walk at 8 a.m. Free with Spanish interpretation offered.

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Plastic Pollution & What You Can Do

March 31, 2019 @ 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 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.In March, Hyun-Min Hwang, associate professor at Texas Southern University, Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Studies, will speak on plastic pollution in the oceans.

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April 2019

Drawdown EcoChallenge

April 3, 2019 - April 24, 2019
Online
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites all area residents to take part in 21 days of action focused on the most substantive solutions to global warming. Join the Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston team for the Drawdown EcoChallenge, beginning April 3.  Choose from categories such as electricity generation, women & girls, buildings & cities, food, land use, transport, and materials. 

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Spring 2019 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad
Houston, 77035
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Free

Calling people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to come together to care for our shared environment in celebration of Faith Climate Action Week during Earth Month. We will mulch around trees & remove trash at the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad in Houston. Tools/supplies will be provided.

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Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe Fundraiser

April 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr.
Houston, 77057
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$5 – $30

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ HTX) invites you to learn how to join and unite with the Native Original Tribe of Texas in a respectful way in the massive efforts to protect our state from environmental and political destruction. The Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe is repopulating a network of frontline encampments on their ancient village sites, protecting indigenous sacred sites, resisting construction of the LNG (fracked gas) terminals and their source of pipelines for more fracked gas, and educating people about the environmental devastation the Border Wall will cause. They are peacefully struggling to stop the senseless endangerment of people, animals our only environment and for a rapid equitable transition to sustainable/renewable natural ways of life to secure a future for all children and our future generations.

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Greater Houston Coalition for Justice: News Conference

April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am
TBH (Talento Bilingüe de Houston), 333 S. Jensen Drive
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Free

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, call for state and congressional hearings as a results of the explosion at the KMCO facility and the Intercontinental Terminals Co. plant in Deer Park.

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The Ecological Crisis & The Response of Faith

April 28, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd.
Houston, 77005
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Free

What is our present ecological crisis? What specific issues are central? Lisa Brenskelle will examine the science that explains the present state of our world and the major environmental issues we face. She will then consider how our faith both informs and enables our response to this crisis.

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How Water Conservation Will Save the Dry Day & What You Can Do to Help

April 28, 2019 @ 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 in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2019 is environmental issues and what you can do.

In April, Robert Mace, professor of practice at U.T. - Austin, Department of Geography, will speak on water issues in Texas. Water Scarcity 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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May 2019

The Texas Coastal Exchange – How Houses of Worship & Their Members Can Engage

May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard
Houston, 77005
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The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to learn about the Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a new carbon offset program for our region of Texas. As Jim Blackburn, Rice professor and member of the board of directors for TCX will explain, the TCX is designed both as a land conservation tool and a means to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Find out how you/your house of worship can support local land conservation as a buyer of carbon offsets! Or, learn how you/your house of worship can sell carbon storage on your land!

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International Conference on Biodiversity and Ecology Restoration

May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$549
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Meetings International (Meetings Int.) invites you to attend “International conference on Biodiversity and Ecology restoration” which is to be held on May 15-16, 2019 at Brussels, Belgium.

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Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do

May 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
online, not applicable
not applicable, not applicable United States
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Free

You are invited to join Rosanne Barone, Program Director in Houston for Texas Campaign for the Environment, for an online talk on Achieving Zero Waste in Houston & What You Can Do. Rosanne will address policymaking at the local and state levels to achieve zero waste goals and address problematic waste facilities, as well as international efforts to curb the production of products that can’t be recycled.

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June 2019

Climate Change Forum hosted by PSR East End

June 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The City of Houston’s – E.B. Cape Center, 4501 Leeland St.
Houston, 77023
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PSR East End Houston is hosting a climate change forum on Saturday, June 1 to discuss current efforts by the City of Houston and Harris County to create policies around climate change in our area and what advocacy efforts are needed to see such policies implemented for the benefit of Houston's East End, the City of Houston, and Harris County, Texas.

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Weltanschauung: Episode I – The Great Acceleration, Part I

June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - June 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Houston, TX United States + Google Map

A Television Program examining "The Great Acceleration". This episode will focus on the confluence of human activities that have resulted in environmental degradation, from an earth system perspective.

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July 2019

Plastic Free Ecochallenge

July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Online
Free

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites all area residents to join their team for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge! This challenge engages participants in committing to reduce consumption of single-use plastics during July. Choose from challenges in food, personal care, community, lifestyle, pets, family, or create your own custom challenge.

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Free film screening: The Chocolate Case

July 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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Free

Come for the film, enjoy the treats and even shop the #FairTrade store for gifts or yourself. Every purchase matters and this is your chance to be a part of the movement to put people and the planet first.

The film follows 3 Dutch journalists who uncover child labor in the cocoa production chain, which triggers them to try to persuade large corporations to end unethical practices. The trio sets out on a mission to develop the first ‘slave-free’ chocolate bar, known as ‘Tony’s Chocolonely’ – now one of Holland’s leading chocolate brands. The film is both an expose of problems within the chocolate supply chain, and an inspirational story of people trying to change the world they live in.

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United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

July 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
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 July, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address them.  He will explain tools used for environmental action mapping that make collective action more effective. And, he’ll speak about how all of us can work together to create positive environmental change.

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