TCEQ seeks Natural Resource Specialist

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is seeking a Natural Resource Specialist for its Houston office. Among other duties, the Specialist will provide compliance assistance to small businesses, trade associations, local governments (including school districts), and agency staff for the TCEQ’s Environmental Assistance Division (EAD); and assist small businesses and small local governments in understanding and complying with environmental rules.

For a full job description, including qualifications, requirements, conditions of employment and application instructions, visit tceq.texas.gov.

Children’s Environmental Health Initiative seeks Community Outreach Coordinator

The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) at Rice University is searching for a bilingual (English/Spanish) community outreach coordinator to support and drive enrollment in the Hurricane Harvey Registry by developing and managing partnerships for recruitment, follow-up, and dissemination of information to the Houston community. The Hurricane Harvey Registry is a collaboration among The Environmental Defense Fund, Fort Bend County, Harris County Public Health, Houston Health Department, Montgomery County, and CEHI.  It uses state-of-the-art data and exposure science to identify WHO was (and continues to be) exposed to WHAT and in so doing establish baseline understanding of the health and housing impacts from the storm. We are collecting the relevant information by enrolling people in the Hurricane Harvey Registry. This work will help to direct the continuing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and plan for the future.

See full job description and application instructions, visit jobs.rice.edu.

Houston Environmental News Update September 19, 2018

Each fall, the environmental community starts buzzing with activity, and this fall is no exception. And a lot of the buzz is about (and in and around) prairies. The 2018 regional celebration of Prairies and Pollinators kicks off this Saturday. September 22, 2018, with four events involving prairie planting, hummingbirds, wetland restoration, and NPSOT’s sold-out Wildscapes Workshop. Events continue into November. Check out the full schedule at prairiepartner.org.

But prairies and pollinators are not the only things abuzz. Read on to learn about Climate Action, Harvey, birding, Jazz at Jones, Harvey, hydrogen cyanide, compost, energy, small homes, street safety, a candidate forum, and much more. Read on for more.


CEC NOTES

Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival
Please join CEC, the Houston Green Film Series, Rice Media Center, and additional partners on October 17, for “Wild About Houston, A Green Film Festival,” to showcase local short films telling environmental stories. Email [email protected] if you have a film to submit.

6:30 p.m. conversation, networking, and a light meal, followed by the screening at 7:00 pm. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. For more information, see the Facebook event.
And be sure to mark your calendar for January 30 & 31, 2019, when we’ll be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour.

CEC Seeks Board & Committee Members
The CEC is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on our 2019 Board of Directors and on board committees (programs, publications, membership, governance, finance, and development). Our Governance Committee will be hosting informational open houses for potential board members September 24 and October 22, 2018. If you are interested, please send an email with your résumé to [email protected]


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.

COALITION & COMMUNITY NOTES