Galveston Bay Foundation seeks full-time Galveston Bay Report Card Coordinator

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) seeks a full-time coordinator for the “Galveston Bay Report Card,” a citizen-driven, scientific analysis of the health of Galveston Bay done in coordination with the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). The goals of the Report Card are to engage community members in meaningful discussion about the health of Galveston Bay as well as to inspire people to take actions that preserve and protect the Bay. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public affairs, or a related field; in addition, 1-3 years of professional experience in conservation advocacy is preferred. To view the full job description, including detailed duties and qualifications, please visit galvbay.org. To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@galvbay.org by March 20, 2017.

Galveston Bay Foundation seeks multiple, part-time Environmental Education Instructors

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) seeks college undergraduate and graduate students to serve on an as‐needed basis providing assistance in implementing our school‐based environmental education programs. Multiple Environmental Education Instructor positions are available. If selected, opportunities to work will be provided based on responses to a list of dates on which assistance is required. To view the full job description, including duties and qualifications, please visit galvbay.org. To apply, email cover letter and resume to rhenderson@galvbay.org by March 7, 2017.

85th Texas Legislature Regular Session Update – February 21, 2017

The Texas Legislature has filed the following bills for consideration during Texas’ 85th legislative session. The session began on January 10, 2017. March 10, 2017, is the deadline for filing most bills. While the Legislature has begun referring bills to committees, the committees pertaining to environmental bills have not yet begun to meet. You can read more on the Texas Senate News page and on the Texas House of Representatives News page.

The Houston Chronicle published an informative article on Tuesday, “Bill would create alerts for chemical releases,” in which Air Alliance Houston’s Adrian Shelley is quoted.

Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) is an organization that promotes protecting the land, air, and water throughout the state of Texas.  Their website, as well as their weekly newsletters, are a great tool to learn more about current environmental issues, organizations that partner with the ACT, and current legislation updates. If you would like to sign up for their newsletter, click here! CEC member organizations that are part of the Alliance include Air Alliance HoustonEnvironment Texas, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Texas League of Conservation Voters.

 

Bills Assigned to a Committee

  • HB 544: Natural Resources
  • HB 572: Agriculture & Livestock
  • HB 815: Environmental Regulation
  • HB 838: Environmental Regulation
  • HB 922: Natural Resources
  • HCR 43: Natural Resources
  • SB 675: Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs

Committee Meetings