Calendar

Oct
24
Tue
2017
2017 People and Nature Speaker Series @ Museum of Fine Arts - Brown Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 6:00 am – 8:30 am

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is a nonprofit research hub that works with partners to find solutions to problems by balancing environmental protection, economic well- being, and social equity. HARC’s People & Nature Speaker Series brings nationally recognized experts and the public together to talk openly from multiple viewpoints about issues facing our growing region. The primary goal of such a program is to stimulate discussion and understanding, and inspire action and cooperation among our region’s leaders and community members.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (Brown Auditorium), HARC will continue its People & Nature Speaker Series featuring an evening with Bill Ritter, Jr., 41st Governor of Colorado and the founder of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Governor Ritter will discuss his book, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution, examining the future of fossil fuels and renewable energy. Make sure to join HARC and Governor Ritter for a thought-provoking and engaging discussion of climate change and the future of the energy industry in the Houston region. For more on the presentation and to purchase tickets, please RSVP online.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Pliable: Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture Fall 2017 Lecture Series @ The MATCH
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Pliable: Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture Fall 2017 Lecture Series @ The MATCH | Houston | Texas | United States

The Pliable series features three internationally renowned practitioners who advocate for the immediacy of material investigations and fabrication in architecture, whether low-tech or high-tech, analog or digital. Through their research and design, all three offer up nimble responses to unforeseen material and fabrication challenges and opportunities. On the surface, these three designers are linked by their innovative work with textiles. Upon closer examination, they are reshaping contemporary practice in compelling, provocative ways through material-based research and with repercussions for all design fields.

Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance presents Pliable, the Fall 2017 Lecture Series. Curated by Dawn Finley, Associate Professor at Rice Architecture.

Wednesday, October 4
Jenny Sabin
Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Reception Sponsors: McCoy – Rockford, Inc.

Wednesday, October 11
Yeohlee Teng

Founder, Fashion Designer, YEOHLEE
Parsons The New School
New York, New York
Reception Sponsor: Leslie Elkins Architecture

Wednesday, October 25
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA

Principal: Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
Professor of Architecture, MIT
Boston, Massachusetts
Reception Sponsor: The Woodlands Development Company and Luceco

Click here to purchase tickets in advance!

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA members
$15 – Seniors 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others

Single Tickets (as available, sold 30 minutes before the lecture)$10

For additional information, please call 713-348-4876.  Find RDA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @RDAHouston.

No guaranteed seating for ticket holders after 7 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable.

All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Match Box 4 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) at 3400 Main Street. Pre-lecture reception begins at 6:15 p.m. at the MATCH breezeway. MATCH is located at the Ensemble/HCC stop on the METRORail Red Line. Alternatively, parking is available in the new Mid Main garage directly across Holman from MATCH. The garage can be entered from Holman or Travis. Parking is $4 per hour with a maximum rate of $7.50 per evening. Street parking is also available and is free after 6 p.m.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Prairie Seed Collecting @ Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park
Oct 26 @ 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!

 

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Nov 4 @ 4:00 am – 10:00 am
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center | Webster | Texas | United States

The City of Houston Solid Waste Department and CompuCycle are providing monthly one day E-Recyclable collection events on the first Saturday of the month at the Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center.  This is primarily for City of Houston residents, but CompuCycle says no one will be turned away.

CompuCycle – Houston’s first R2 certified electronic solutions provider – guarantees that all data will be permanently destroyed and that electronic items will not end up in our landfills. If parts of the equipment can be reused, they will make sure that this is accomplished, and no parts will be sent to Asia or Africa.
Since the program began last year, collections have averaged about 15,000 pounds per month. Thank you for caring, recycling, and keeping these hazardous substances from the landfill! Compucycle is able to salvage for reuse or sell almost all materials turned in at these events. That is a win win for everyone!

Items accepted:
TVs, PCs, servers, keyboards, mice, laptops, game consoles, monitors, switches, small kitchen appliances, memory chips, hubs and routers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, projectors, rechargeable batteries, cable boxes, car batteries, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, tape drives, hard drives, cords, cables, cameras, toner cartridges, stereo equipment, CD’s, floppy drives, VHS tapes, hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners, alarm clocks, irons, radios, and electric fans.   Any small appliance with a plug can be donated!

Also, CompuCycle has a mobile hard drive shredder to shred hard drives on-site for residents.
You can also recycle these items at the CompuCycle warehouse.  Check their web site for details: www.compucycle.net
Keep Kingwood Green will send a monthly reminder to our mailing list and Facebook page

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Houston Audubon November Speaker Event: The Genius of Birds @ Matchbox 4
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven solely by instinct, and their brains as primitive, capable of only the simplest mental processes.  But it is not so. Jennifer Ackerman, and her book “The Genius of Birds” explores the new view of birds as “thinkers”—cunning, playful, witty, greedy, cranky, joyful, competitive.  She looks at the intelligence of birds within the context of easily observed behavior in our own surroundings and brings to it the latest science from lab and field. Join the Houston Audubon for an interesting presentation from Jennifer Ackerman about birds and their amazing intelligence.

Houston Audubon has partnered with Blue Willow Bookshop for this event. Pre-order your copy of the Genius of Birds with Blue Willow though this link: http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/houston-audubon-event-jennifer-a… or purchase your book at the event. 15% of all book sales will be donated to Houston Audubon and there will be a book signing after the presentation. Although this is a free event, seating is limited so get your tickets online.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
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!

 

Dec
2
Sat
2017
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center
Dec 2 @ 4:00 am – 10:00 am
Electronics Recycling at Clear Lake Recycling Center @ Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center | Webster | Texas | United States

The City of Houston Solid Waste Department and CompuCycle are providing monthly one day E-Recyclable collection events on the first Saturday of the month at the Ellington Field/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center.  This is primarily for City of Houston residents, but CompuCycle says no one will be turned away.

CompuCycle – Houston’s first R2 certified electronic solutions provider – guarantees that all data will be permanently destroyed and that electronic items will not end up in our landfills. If parts of the equipment can be reused, they will make sure that this is accomplished, and no parts will be sent to Asia or Africa.
Since the program began last year, collections have averaged about 15,000 pounds per month. Thank you for caring, recycling, and keeping these hazardous substances from the landfill! Compucycle is able to salvage for reuse or sell almost all materials turned in at these events. That is a win win for everyone!

Items accepted:
TVs, PCs, servers, keyboards, mice, laptops, game consoles, monitors, switches, small kitchen appliances, memory chips, hubs and routers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, projectors, rechargeable batteries, cable boxes, car batteries, telephones, cell phones, PDAs, tape drives, hard drives, cords, cables, cameras, toner cartridges, stereo equipment, CD’s, floppy drives, VHS tapes, hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners, alarm clocks, irons, radios, and electric fans.   Any small appliance with a plug can be donated!

Also, CompuCycle has a mobile hard drive shredder to shred hard drives on-site for residents.
You can also recycle these items at the CompuCycle warehouse.  Check their web site for details: www.compucycle.net
Keep Kingwood Green will send a monthly reminder to our mailing list and Facebook page