Prairie Seed Collecting @ Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas, or HNPAT, meets monthly on 4th Thursdays of the month, most months (check calendar), at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in the McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park! (1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. Parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum); 6:30 p.m. Refreshments; 7:00 p.m. Meeting Starts. Meetings are free and open to the public. Come and learn with us about our native prairies!


Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation @ online
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature.

The Creation Care Team Mission Statement:  Being earth keepers is foundational to our Christian vocation. The Creation Care Team encourages members of Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church to incorporate care for creation into the congregation’s full life and ministry.


The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.’s Going Green Lecture @ HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center)
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm

Going Green Lecture: The Air We Breath

by Dr. Stephanie Thomas

How much do you know about the air we breathe in and around the Woodlands and Montgomery County?  We’re seemingly a long way from the congestion and industry of Houston, but are we subject to similar air quality issues?

We courage you to join Dr. Stephanie Thomas, a researcher and community organizer at Public Citizen, Houston.  She will addresses these issues and some of the upcoming opportunities to improve our air quality.

Children and students are welcome!

For more events by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., visit their calendar!

Nature Discovery Center’s Tree ID Walk @ Nature Center front porch
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


We meet on the Nature Center front porch.

Fall is a great time to learn more about trees! Some may even put on a colorful display as the season progresses. Jim McKee, a Master Naturalist, tree lover, and bird watcher will be leading more walks in the park this fall to teach us how to identify the trees that live here in Russ Pitman Park. Jim shares lots of interesting historical and biological facts about the many species of trees we have in Russ Pitman Park as well as how to identify them. You are welcome to come to one or all!

This is a FREE, drop-in program. No registration required.

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!

CoHousing Houston’s Monthly Cohousing Gathering @ The Black Labrador Pub
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us to learn more about what is “cohousing” and what’s happening with cohousing in Houston. Come early and stay late if you want to chat more with the core members. Many of us arrive by 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome!


If the parking lot in the front is full, there is free parking in the garage behind the pub.


We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 7-8PM.


For more events by CoHousing Houston, visit their Event Calendar!

Houston Climate Protection Alliance Meeting @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

HCPA generally meets the second Sunday of the month, 1:00 PM (possibly 12:30 summer months) to about 1:30, on the second floor (check Sunday activities sheet at front desk for room assignment) at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. at Southmore.  Speakers talk about new developments in climate science and solutions, and we share the ups and downs of being climate activists.  The meeting includes the church’s Climate Action Team, which focuses on how the church community can be part of the solution.

White Oak Bayou Association Monthly Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The White Oak Bayou Association board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except November) at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to join us for our board meetings, please call 765-426-1743 to confirm.  From time to time we change our meeting venue.

In November, the Association holds its annual meeting.WOBA