Please mark your calendars for Earth Day Houston on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from noon to 6 pm at Discovery Green park! Hosted in partnership with the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Discovery Green’s citywide Earth Day celebration–presented by Green Mountain Energy–is designed to inspire, educate, and encourage action. The event features displays, exhibits and booths on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods, a foodie farmers market, Canned Acoustica, recycling, and more.
The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is currently accepting applications for exhibitors for the Earth Day festival and nominations for speakers for Earth Talks on the big stage. If you are interested in being a sponsor or corporate volunteering, please email [email protected]
For more information, visit earthdayhouston.org.
The intern will assist with research and clinical initiatives that aim to improve asthma and quality of life for patients with poorly controlled asthma. The intern will also work on an education effort that seeks to create and disseminate a post-flood healthy-homes toolkit to help people protect themselves in the event of flooding and make their home healthier overall. The intern’s duties will include: (1) updating internal documents and protocols based upon current scientific evidence; (2) assisting with community outreach events; (3) attending regular staff meetings, training sessions, conferences and other meetings as requested; and (4) assisting with other administrative aspects of the Environmental Health Service. The intern must be willing to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week. The internship is unpaid and does not include housing. Selected participants are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation. Applicants must submit a statement of interest, resume with name, and contact information for two references. For more information, bcm.edu.
The Environmental Health Service is looking for an intern to assist the RSSP Coordinator and volunteers with the following: (1) implementing improvements to the recycling program (e.g., improving publicity and signage); (2) improving collection efficiency and poundage; (3) working on a long-term project to implement and broaden sustainable practices and procedures within BCM; and (4) networking with other institutions with TMC about their recycling programs. The intern must be a rising HS Senior or must be enrolled in a college undergraduate or graduate degree program, and the intern must be willing to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week. The internship is unpaid and does not include housing. Selected participants are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation. Applicants must submit a statement of interest, resume with name, and contact information for two references. For more information, bcm.edu.
This city considered the following agenda items at the March 20, 2018, Houston Council Meeting. The agenda items include a project with the U.S. EPA, regulatory drinking water sample collection, an agreement with the Texas Water Development Board, and various contracts to haul waste within city limits. Continue reading