Take Care of Texas Video Contest Voting
Jan 11 – Jan 25 all-day

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The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

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The public has an opportunity to pick their favorite videos January 11 through 25, 2018. A panel of TCEQ staff and representatives from Waste Management Texas will choose the first, second, and third place winners from each of the grade groups. Winners will be announced February 20, 2018.

Click here to vote!

CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference @ University of Houston, 271 Student Center
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome to Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Fifth Annual Regional Conference in Texas! People who have been to our regional conferences have called them “life-changing, empowering, and inspiring.”

CCL will gather this year in Houston, the major energy hub of our region and a city that has faced many climate change enhanced disasters in these past three years. CCL will gather to share our support for policies which will manage carbon emissions and help our region transition to the clean energy capital of the country. No single individual can create the political will for action on climate, but all of us are affected by climate change. Together, we have the power to restore the climate by coming together to learn how to move Congress towards solutions.

The 2018 CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference, located in Houston, TX is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions. The 3rd Coast Region – Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – is large and diverse, but common concerns are shared due to the climate impacts already manifesting in and along our coasts, farmlands, cities, canyons, and bayous.

Speakers will include:

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist
Greg Bertelsen, Senior Vice President, Climate Leadership Council
Madeleine Para, Vice President of Programs, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Healthcare Seminar Exhibit & Social (SES) 2018 @ The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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Health Symposium Exhibition & Social (SES) annually provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities. The event includes happy hour, a seminar, and a panel discussion focusing on a new era of growth and innovation in the healthcare industry.

2018 Keynote Speaker

Paul D., Biddinger, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness
Director, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine

Register Here!


  • Interns – $20.00
  • AIA Member – $40.00
  • Non Member – $80.00

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.5 HSW Learning Units (SES)
  • All AIA Members will be reported
  • All Non Members will receive certificates


For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

MPC’s Annual Gala, Picnic For the Park @ The Forest Club
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm

18beeaThe 2018 event, co-chaired by Rosanna and Myron Blalock and Gayle and Richard Hightower, along with honorary chairs Terry and Tommy Smith, will be a celebration of Memorial Park and the work and dedication of its ardent supporters.

An Evening Picnic theme will welcome guests as they gather for cocktails at 6:30p, a seated dinner at 7:30p, and dancing the night away. “Bee” casual; no ties.

Reserve your spot today by contacting [email protected], visiting our website or by calling 713-863-8403 x108.

2018 Houston Wilderness Annual Luncheon @ River Oaks Country Club
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am

Honoring the founding members of the Quality of Life (QoL) Coalition with the Annual Wild Life Award

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, Houston Wilderness will have the honor of presenting its annual Wild Life Award to the founding members of the Quality of Life Coalition at the Annual Luncheon at River Oaks Country Club. The award will honor their strong and enduring commitment to enhancing Houston’s quality of life and preserving our natural environment for many generations to experience and enjoy.

For more information, visit Houston Wilderness’s Annual Luncheon.

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MPC’s 10th Annual Brunch Run @ East Memorial Loop south of Arnot
Mar 10 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

The 10th annual Brunch Run in Memorial Park is the only race with such a fun after-party! The Brunch Run is an ideal option for park lovers and companies alike to not only show their support of Memorial Park but to have fun while doing it. Event sponsors receive robust media exposure, plus an opportunity to host their employees in participation in a health and wellness event. At the post-race party in Picnic Loop, enjoy food and beverages from local vendors, music, and an awards ceremony.

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  • MPC Brunch Run T-shirt
  • Timing Tags
  • Free Fundraising Page
  • Beautiful 4-mile run through Memorial Park
  • Entry to the amazing post-race party!

See the race page for more information, including registration.


Fight for Air Climb
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of a skyscraper.

Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.

We encourage you to start today and are here to help you, from the first step in your Climb all the way to the top.

MPC’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament @ Memorial Park Golf Course
May 8 @ 11:30 am


This annual Florida scramble is a much-anticipated event each year, and participants mark their calendars early so as not to miss out! Sponsors are the celebrated guests at the event, and the afternoon ends with a reception featuring icy cold beverages and hot-off-the-grill Becks Prime burgers. Sign up your foursome today, or call 713-863-8403 for more information.

11 a.m. | Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Shotgun Start

5:30 p.m. | Burgers & Beer Celebration and Awards Presentation

Save the Date: Gulf Coast Green 2018 @ Rice University Bioscience Research Collaborative
Jun 1 all-day

Gulf Coast Green Symposium and Expo 2018 continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable and resilient building solutions. 

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Symposium and Green Expo
June 1, 2018

Rice BioScience Research Collaborative 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX  77005

After 12 successful years, Gulf Coast Green Symposium and Expo has proven to be the leading green building conference in the Gulf Coast region.  In addition to the lineup of speakers, a Green Product Expo 2018 featuring hand-selected green building products /services will be open to attendees concurrently with the symposium. Registration for the event coming soon.