Houston Environmental News Update May 16, 2018

Stump the Treehugger, CEC’s second annual environmental trivia contest, is this Sunday, May 20, 2018, at St. Arnold Brewing Company. You read this newsletter, so you know you like knowing stuff about the environment, so this fun event is for you.

And for those of your acquaintances who are not old enough for trivia at Saint Arnold, here are some summer camp ideas.

Not surprisingly, the Houston region offers a variety of summer camp programs with environmental themes. I haven’t sent my kids to all of the following camps, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about the following:

If you know of another camp about environment or sustainability, please let us know ([email protected]). Also, if you are with a camp looking for environment/sustainability resources (field trip opportunities, camp-room visits, education trunks, etc.), we can provide suggestions.
Banner Note: The photo above is the Student Conservation Association’s Houston Community Program, one of The SCA’s great summer (and school-year) programs for teens and young adults.


Tickets Now on Sale: Stump the Treehugger
CEC’s second annual environmental trivia contest will be a chance to join in friendly competition with other treehuggers at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018. To get the competitive juices flowing, visit Instagram for our weekly Trivia Tuesday contests. Individual and team tickets are now available on Eventbrite.

Paid & Volunteer Internships with CEC Houston
CEC hopes to hire several volunteer interns this summer, with meaningful work, a mentorship program, field trips, flexible hours, and a constant supply of chocolate. If you or someone you know is interested, please send a resume to [email protected] We’ve also been notified that we will be able to hire paid interns through the City of Houston’s Hire Houston Youth Program; Houston youth can apply at http://hirehoustonyouth.org/.

Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.


Housing and Community Affairs Committee Agenda – Houston City Council – 05/15/18

The Housing and Community Affairs Committee considered the following agenda item at the May 15, 2018, meeting. The agenda included the Disaster Recovery Action Plan Amendment, of the $5 billion for housing recovery funds slated to Texas, Houston will control $1.15 billion. In order to access this funding, an amendment needs to be submitted, the Housing and Community Development Department is in the process of drafting an amendment, which the public may provide feedback through this survey or through public hearings. The PowerPoint used at the meeting can be found here. Continue reading

Houston City Council Agenda – May 15, 2018

This city considered the following agenda items at the May 15, 2018, Houston Council Meeting. The agenda items include contracts with BASF for chemicals to treat waste sludge from wastewater, Q Environmental for proper disposal of oils, and Redzone Robotics for robotic technology for sewer system repair. Continue reading