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Oct
16
Mon
2017
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 www.kab.org/recycle-bowl/.

Nov
12
Sun
2017
Intro Paddling
Nov 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Intro Paddling

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, November 12 at 8:30 AM

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lu…

Intro Paddling

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lunch/snack, change of clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. No cotton or flipflops. Text me at[masked] or call[masked] if you want to join the class. No signups are taken through Meetup.https…

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BikeHouston and Midtown Houston’s Midtown Bike Ride @ Baldwain Park
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Midtown Houston and BikeHouston on an exploratory bike ride. BikeHouston will lead a group ride from Elizabeth Baldwin Park to highlight the best ways to move in, out, and around the district.

We will meet at 12 PM and leave at 12:30 PM. The ride will be between one to two hours and visit our neighbors in the Third Ward, EaDo, and East End, including the East End Street Market.

This is a casual, no-drop ride, and helmets are required. Enjoy music and food after the ride during Midtown Houston’s Second Sunday in Elizabeth Baldwin Park!

Don’t own a bike?
You can grab one from a Houston BCycle station in the park!

To register, visit the Midtown Bike Ride’s event page.

Houston Climate Protection Alliance Meeting @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
Nov 12 @ 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.

Architecture Walk @ Union Station
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Explore Houston’s architecturally and historically significant neighborhoods, buildings and institutions with Preservation Houston’s monthly docent-guided walking tours. The tours are generally offered on the second Sunday of the month from January to November; tickets go on sale at 1:30 p.m. Tours are open to the public. The cost is $10 per person ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students), with a $2 discount if you walk, bike or ride public transportation to the tour. Reservations aren’t required unless specifically noted. The Architecture Walks Program is supported in part by the Susan Vaughan Foundation and by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. For more information, visit www.preservationhouston.org.

ArCH Film Festival @ Honeymoon Cafe
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The modern city is controlled by political, financial and environmental factors that force neighborhoods into patterns of decline and regrowth. Architects throughout history – whether building anew or rectifying the past – believe in the utopian ideal that architecture can influence society for the better. This year’s ArCH film series investigates how citizens, developers, historians, politicians, designers and community leaders activate the city within the parameters of policy.

Friday, November 10th
5:00pm Happy Hour Kick-Off, Honeymoon Cafe
7:00pm If You Build It, Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Saturday, November 11th
10:00am Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour, 902 Commerce St
3:00pm Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Sunday, November 12th
3:00pm I Look Up Film Challenge (shorts), Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Monday, November 13th
7:00pm Columbus, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Nov
13
Mon
2017
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor
Nov 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas (PNA) @ H-GAC Conference Room A, Second Floor | Houston | Texas | United States

The PNA Subcommittee (of the Natural Resources Advisory Committee) serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to parks and natural areas, promotes the PNA Award Program, and maintains a regional inventory of parks. The PNA subcommittee facilitates information exchange and planning efforts between various stakeholders and collaborators to protect and preserve parks and natural areas across the region.

The PNA Subcommittee meets the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November and is open to anyone interested in participating. To join the mailing list to find out updates about meetings and activities, email Andrea Tantillo.

ArCH Film Festival @ Honeymoon Cafe
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The modern city is controlled by political, financial and environmental factors that force neighborhoods into patterns of decline and regrowth. Architects throughout history – whether building anew or rectifying the past – believe in the utopian ideal that architecture can influence society for the better. This year’s ArCH film series investigates how citizens, developers, historians, politicians, designers and community leaders activate the city within the parameters of policy.

Friday, November 10th
5:00pm Happy Hour Kick-Off, Honeymoon Cafe
7:00pm If You Build It, Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Saturday, November 11th
10:00am Buffalo Bayou Walking Tour, 902 Commerce St
3:00pm Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Sunday, November 12th
3:00pm I Look Up Film Challenge (shorts), Buffalo Bayou Partnership
click here for more on this film screening

Monday, November 13th
7:00pm Columbus, Rice Media Center
click here for more on this film screening

Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm
Houston Urban Gardeners (HUG) Meeting @ Houston | Texas | United States

The purpose of HUG is to fully support Houstonians growing their own food and eating more fresh local produce.
We do this with timely presentations at monthly meetings, an informative website (www.HoustonUrbanGardeners.org), a free, content-packed monthly e-newsletter, a Twitter and Facebook page, and a yearly home garden visitation event. To foster neighborhood interactions at every meeting, a large basic map of Houston divides the city into 5 zones. Name tags are color-coded to each of the five areas. In this way attendees have been able to find people in their part of this large city and sometimes to share the work load of growing vegetables.

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.