Dr. Maya Klein’s “The Dirt Cure” @ United Way- Greater Houston
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Maya Klein has a message for parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt! Dr. Klein will speak in-person about her book, “The Dirt Cure,” and how to heal your family by what you eat. Get tickets here. Learn more about Dr. Klein in our blog. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30-8 pm, United Way Greater Houston. Presented by OHBA.

Urban Reads: Dr. Kyle Shelton @ Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Going Solar! @ Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 28 @ 9:45 am

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The public is invited to Going Solar!, a talk at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church given by representatives of the Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG), a local non-profit dedicated to promoting renewable energy solutions and businesses. HREG is the Houston chapter of the Texas Solar Energy Society.

At this talk, HREG will explain the details of rooftop solar power generation, how you may benefit, and how you can go solar.  Bring your solar energy questions to this informative talk!

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If parking is not available in the church lots, please park across the street in the Rice Stadium lot.  Metro buses 27 and 41 stop nearby.  Bike parking is available in the church lot facing Rice Blvd.

Caring for the Plants that Care for Us @ Online
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

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At the January web meeting, we welcome Jaime Gonzalez, Community Conservation Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy, who will address Caring for the Plants that Care for Us. 

He will discuss the importance of native plants for biodiversity, water absorption, carbon sequestration, the economy, and creating a sense of place.  He will link the well-being of ecosystems to human well-being. Jaime will also discuss the work of Katy Prairie Conservancy to restore native prairie, “re-wild” Houston with pocket prairies, offer citizen conservation opportunities and a new initiative to encourage residents to plant the “nine natives” in their yards. Jaime will give details on using these native plantings on your property, will provide resources and outlets for getting native plants, and will even delve into the ethics of saving wildlife by providing native plant habitat. After his talk, there will be time for Q&A to answer your native plant questions. 

A generous donor has pledged a donation to the Katy Prairie Conservancy if at least 10 people sign up for and attend Jaime’s talk.  Please register for this talk, and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at [email protected] with any questions.

Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think @ Fondren Library, 4th Floor Kyle Morrow Room at Rice University
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join authors Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle for the release of their book, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think (Oxford University Press 2017) for an event sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program with support from the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University.

Religion vs. Science is based on a five-year study of religious Americans’ views of science, called the Religious Understandings of Science (RUS) study. The RUS study surveyed 10,000 Americans about their views on the relationship between religion and science, as well as specific scientific issues such as stem cell research, evolution and creation, science education, and others. The survey was in addition to more than 300 in-person interviews.  Pastor Lee Hsia of Houston’s First Baptist Church and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman of Sinai and Synapses will moderate the conversation and provide unique perspectives on the book’s content.

RSVP required and will be announced on the website shortly prior to the event.

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