Houston Environmental News Update October 4, 2017

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.


 The theme of Earth Science Week 2017 is “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. Earth Science Week 2017 will be celebrated October 8-14.
Earth Science Week learning resources and activities are engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). This year’s theme promotes public understanding and stewardship the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.
  • Earth Science Celebration at Houston Museum of Natural Science on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. www.hmns.org orwww.hgs.org
  • Energy Day Festival at Sam Houston Park (downtown) on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. energydayfestival.org/houston 

We have tried to confirm the events listed below, but not all organizations have updated their websites. Please consider confirming directly with the hosts.


CEC soliciting film submissions
Please consider submitting a short film (under 7 minutes) for possible inclusion in CEC’s Greater Houston Environmental Film Contest on November 15, 2017. Winning entries will be shown at CEC’s showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour on January 24 & 25, 2018.

Support the environment through workplace giving! EarthShare of Texas
Does your employer offer workplace giving? Many companies and businesses that offer workplace giving have charitable campaigns underway. CEC–and several of its member organizations–participate in workplace giving through EarthShare of Texas. Contributions made through these campaigns make a huge difference to the CEC. THANK YOU if you already give!

Check the ESTX website to see if your employer participates. If you would like a speaker to come share information with your workplace or if your employer doesn’t participate, please contact Elizabeth Howley, Business Development Director, EarthShare of Texas: 713-533-8988 or elizabeth@earthshare-texas.org.


Urban Harvest seeks Youth Garden Educator

Urban Harvest’s Youth Education team is seeking dynamic professionals to fulfill their mission of encouraging community, good nutrition and sustainability through the teaching and support of organic gardening. The position includes responsibilities in teaching, garden site support, and community outreach. For the full job description and how to apply, please view their Youth Garden Educator application.

Artist Boat seeks Eco-Educator

Image result for artist boat logoThe primary duty of an Artist Boat Eco-Art Educator (in Visual Arts or Science) is to interpret habitats, ecosystems, science, and the environment through the disciplines of science and art for people of all ages engaging in Eco-Art experiences with Artist Boat, and to assist with the development and delivery of summer camps, afterschool, and residency programs. The educator must be able to clearly and enthusiastically use the arts and science as the primary discipline to convey knowledge and engage participants in project based learning.

For the full description and how to apply for this position with Artist Boat, view download Eco-Art-Educator-Job-Description