KBH: Recycle-Bowl
Oct 16 – Nov 15 all-day

Image result for recycle bowlRecycle-Bowl is a free competition and benchmarking tool for K-12 school recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. On August 1, schools may start to register for the 2017 competition, which aims to invigorate student participation in recycling via an exciting and engaging national K-12 competition. Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective actions ANYONE can do to protect natural resources, conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. Recycling also provides materials that are made into new products. Want to ignite recycling in your school? Friendly competition is a proven way to motivate young people toward adopting sustainable behaviors.

Below you will find additional key dates for this year’s competition. If you have any questions, please contact Isaac Nicholson.

  • August 1 – Registration Opens
  • October 13 – Registration Deadline
  • October 16 – Competition Starts
  • November 15 – Competition Ends

Register your school here or learn more about Recycle-Bowl at

14th Annual Run in the Park @ Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Hermann Park Conservancy is excited to host the 14th annual Run in the Park. The scenic 5K course will circle around Hermann Park’s historic live oaks. The run consists of a 5K run, 3K walk, a 1K kids’ fun run, and post-race party in Molly Ann Smith Plaza. There will be breakfast tacos, fruit, coffee, and so much more to enjoy!

Whether you are a weekend jogger, competitive runner, or just like to walk with friends and family, Run in the Park is an event you do not want to miss! Grab your friends and family and sign up now for a fun-filled morning in Hermann Park.

Course Description — The race begins and ends in Hermann Park at the Molly Ann Smith Plaza between McGovern Lake and the Jones Reflection Pool. For more information and to register, visit

Online registration closes at midnight Wednesday
November 8th for the 14th Annual Run in the Park!

3R Bazaar And Texas Recycles Day @ The Woodlands Township: Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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For one day only, 3R Bazaar offers an opportunity for recycling unique commodities. Recycle single-use alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-Volt only; no rechargeable or lead-acid batteries), cell phones, flip flops, yard signs, and textiles; donate eyeglasses; explore reuse strategies; discover your creative side with DIY projects!

Compost Classes

Discover how nature recycles at drop-in compost classes at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 AM. Compost bins will also be for sale: $25.

Shop the Buy Recycled Boutique

Provided in partnership with The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., the annual trunk show features unique and trendy items made from recycled materials. From high tech to handcrafted, everything at Buy Recycled Boutique has a story.

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To volunteer, click here.

For more information on the many more activities and/or about what materials will be accepted during the one-day 3R Bazaar event, please visit The Woodlands Township’s 3R Bazaar event page.

Or, for more events located at The Woodlands Township, visit their calendar!

KPC’s Unplugged Adventure: Putting Down Roots @ Indiangrass Preserve
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us Put Down Roots during KPC’s largest restoration effort yet!

Volunteers will work together to transplant native prairie plants in order to restore 55 acres of newly reconstructed prairie habitat.


Participants should dress for the prairie – wear pants, close-toed shoes, and clothing that can get muddy. It can be chilly and windy on the prairie so a hat and layers are also recommended.


Lunch, snacks, and door prizes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own food if you have dietary restrictions.


Click here to visit the KPC’s Unplugged Adventure: Putting Down Roots event page.
Or, for more events and volunteering opportunities held by KPC, click here.

Memorial Villages Farmers Market @ First Congregational Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The goal of the Memorial Villages Farmers Market is to build a quality relationship between farmers, artisans and the community at large. Hosted by First Congregational Church in cooperation with the City of Hunters Creek Village, MVFM has quickly done just that, establishing itself as one of Houston’s premier farmers markets.

Market Highlights
  • High quality vendors
  • Live music
  • Playground and Children’s activities
  • Pet friendly
  • Guest lectures
  • Food demonstrations
  • Ample Parking

Memorial Villages Farmers Market welcomes the entire family, with a playground and children’s activities and a petfriendly environment. Make Memorial Villages Farmers Market your Saturday morning tradition!

Beach Exploration with Texas Parks & Wildlife @ Galveston Island State Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Galveston Island State Park has two thousand acres of surf, beach, dunes, coastal prairie, fresh-water ponds, wetlands, bayous and bay shoreline. It is a richly diverse preserve with hundreds of species of wildlife — you may see roseate spoonbills resting in an oak mott, tree frogs croaking out their mating calls, skimmers nesting in terraced wetlands, egrets fishing the ponds, coyotes prowling the nighttime grassland, sandpipers skittering in the surf and pelicans surveying from high above.

Hunt for island treasures with one of the knowledgeable guides at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Beach Exploration hikes starting at the park’s Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway every Saturday (until the end of November) from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.

What to bring:

• Park permit ($5/person, free for children 12 and under)
• Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional)
• Water bottle
• Camera (for those great ocean shots

For more information and what to expect on these beach hikes, visit the event page.

Nature Discovery Center’s Walk on the Wild Side @ Russ Pitman Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature in the city with our fun, family-friendly nature walks in Russ Pitman Park. Join us while we sneak up on lizards, peer through a spotting scope for close up looks at honey bees or birds, search for colorful spring flowers, spy on the secret life of animals that hide under logs, and investigate more seasonal nature surprises! Learn some tips to explore nature with your family in your own backyard or on your travels.


Meet us on the Nature Discovery Center’s front porch.


Cost: Members – FREE; Nonmembers – $5/family

This is a drop-in program. No registration required. As a courtesy, please call Mary Ann at 713.667.6550 if you plan to come with a group of 6 or more.

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

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.


Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Woodlands Chapter Meeting @ Houston Advanced Research Center
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Citizens' Climate LobbyCitizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-partisan, grass-roots
organization that works to create political will for climate solutions
by building constructive and respectful working relationships with
members of Congress. CCL advocates for Carbon Fee and Dividend (CF&D),
a revenue-neutral, market-based climate change solution, with all
revenue returned directly to households.

Come out to their monthly meetings every 2nd Saturday of the month. Their market-based Carbon Fee and Dividend policy will drastically reduce emissions, create jobs, and support small businesses and families — all without growing government.  CF&D is the climate change solution that economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.