You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.
Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing our 2018 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!
(HOUSTON, TX) – Community advocates and concerned residents will hold a rally and press conference on Tuesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. to urge Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) to delay voting on funding for Segment 2 of Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion.
The 7th Annual VegFest Houston is moving to a huge new home at Minute Maid Park! Our Vegan Festival features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, ‘Kids Zone’ Makerspace with crafts, vegan food & fitness demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, like-minded community booths and green businesses, plus raffle prize giveaways. Join us we make history again on Saturday, July 13, 2019!
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.
Tim Wise, one of the country’s leading anti-racism writers and educators, will deliver the keynote address at The Center for the Healing of Racism’s Annual Ally Award Luncheon on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 noon, St. Paul Methodist Church, Fondren Hall, 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004. The author of seven books on race and racism, Wise is a popular speaker at venues across the United States, on television, radio and podcasts. He will be joined by two other Award recipients, Houston’s SHAPE Community Center, which has worked to improve he quality of life for Houston’s African American community for the past 50 years, and Maya Ford, who will receive an Individual Initiative Award for her courage to sit in silence alone in the parking lot of a detention center for migrant children and families.
Core Dance, a professional dance organization, invites Houstonians of all ages and abilities to come together to dance for peace on Sunday, June 2 from 10am to noon in Hermann Park. Now in its 39thyear, Planetary Danceis a simple dance that everyone can do co-created by Anna Halprin. Known as the pioneer of the postmodern dance movement, Halprin describes Planetary Danceas “a dance for promoting peace among people and peace with the Earth.” Local dancers and drummers will invite those participating to walk, run, or stand in three concentric circles creating a moving mandala. Halprin’s intent is that the group will form a collective body whose every step will become a prayer for healing Earth.
“How to create Community-run Cooperatives that result in Universal Health Care.” Ed Barr hosts the Ideas Club for Humanists of Houston (www.meetup.com/humanism-177/events/jmrcrpyzhbpb/) at Bayland Community Center. Sat. May 11, Don McCormick, founding CEO of the nonprofits TBT.com and PPC (Patient/Physician Cooperatives based in Houston), will address medical economics, and how to build member-owned Cooperatives around existing clinics and hospitals working with PPC to cut health care costs in half.
Free and open to the public; Amnesty International Houston, local 23, welcomes guest speaker Sri Preston Kulkarni. He will be speaking on the issue of immigration.
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!