Calendar

Apr
30
Tue
2013
Foodopoly Author Talk @ Brazos Book Store
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wenonah Hauter, the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch and a CSA farmer, has recently released a book exploring the take over of our food system by multi-national corporations like Monsanto. The book is called Foodopoly and it offers some insights into why food production has become unsustainable and how we can get back onto the right track. She will be speaking about her book at Brazos in Houston.

Food & Water Watch is a national consumer advocacy organization working to protect our precious food and water resources from corporate misuse.

Here is a link to a book review: http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Foodopoly-by-Wenonah-Hauter-4158193.php

Also, check out Wenonah’s interview on Democracy Now. Here, she gives the lowdown on the recently passed “Monsanto Protection Act”. http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/2/the_monsanto_protection_act_a_debate

Sep
26
Thu
2013
Houston Audubon: Hummingbird Speakers Event @ United Way Community Resource Center
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm

First Flight book coverHouston Audubon invites you to join Noriko and Don Carroll on their journey withhummingbirds. They will be screening highlights from their award-winning film First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story as well as their newest short film The Secrets of Hummingbirds’ Tongue.

This FREE insightful speakers event, open to all, will explore techniques of nature photography and cinematic story telling. Join us at our NEW TIME onThursday Sept. 26th, 6:30 PM, at the United Way Center. Purchase and signing of Books and DVDs will be available at the event.

Noriko and Don Carroll are internationally recognized wife-and-husband visual artists. Drawing from his experience in New York in advertising photography, Don lectured on his special effects photographic techniques throughout the nation for many years.Don and Noriko Carroll With Noriko’s graphic design and story- telling skills, the couple produced their first award-winning film, First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story. Noriko and Don Carroll have an endearing style as they use their vision to shed a delicate and beautiful light on all subjects they encounter. The Carrolls continue to produce stunning visual arts.

Preceding the speakers, there will be a special tribute to Jim Stewart.

NEW Time: Refreshments & Ice Breaker at 6:30 PM, Program at 7:00 PM
Attendance:Seating for 125, First-Come-First-Served

Jun
17
Sat
2017
On the Fringe book club meeting
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On the Fringe is a monthly gathering to discuss books and Related content pertaining to social justice, humanitarian crises, and other issues that remain “on the fringe” of the concerns of mainstream society.

Our THIRD meeting will focus on the topic of CLIMATE CHANGE.

We will be discussing THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism Vs The Climate by NAOMI KLEIN.

Please bring an appetizer or beverage to share! Also, feel free to share this information with those you think would have an interest in the topic.

RSVP for location by sending an email to onthefringebookclub@gmail.com

Jun
27
Tue
2017
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Book Presentation: From Rendering to Reality @ Brazos Bookstore
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special presentation of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s debut book From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park at Brazos Bookstore. There will be appearances by book contributors, and light snacks will be provided.

From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park reveals more than 100 years of civic vision for Buffalo Bayou and highlights the numerous park plans set forth by city officials, noted architects, and urban planners over time. The pages also feature spectacular photographs of Buffalo Bayou Park, historical images, and maps, along with fascinating insights into the thoughtful design and engineering efforts behind the park’s success. From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park highlights the green space’s enriched native landscape and wildlife habitat, its wide range of trail improvements, the creative lunar cycle lighting scheme, the multi-faceted destinations and their architectural considerations, plus major public art installations.

Stephen Fox, who wrote the book’s foreword, will provide a brief history of Houston’s planning and the importance of the iconic greenspace, Buffalo Bayou Park.

Please RSVP to Jessica McFall by June 20

From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park reveals more than 100 years of civic vision for Buffalo Bayou and highlights the numerous park plans set forth by city officials, noted architects, and urban planners over time. The pages also feature spectacular photographs of Buffalo Bayou Park, historical images, and maps, along with fascinating insights into the thoughtful design and engineering efforts behind the park’s success. From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park highlights the green space’s enriched native landscape and wildlife habitat, its wide range of trail improvements, the creative lunar cycle lighting scheme, the multi-faceted destinations and their architectural considerations, plus major public art installations.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
‘A Texas Plan for the Texas Coast’ with Jim Blackburn @ Rice University Baker Institute
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

Come hear Jim Blackburn, Dean of Texas’ Environmental Movement, talk about Houston flooding – its causes and solutions. He’ll also talk about his new book, A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast.  Blackburn will present maps and graphics about Harvey’s impact in the context of his 15-point plan for Houston’s redevelopment after Harvey that was recently published by the Baker Institute at Rice.

Blackburn will be signing copies of his book which will be available for purchase.

 

Time and Date: 4 o’clock p.m. on Sunday October 1.

Address: LifeHTX, 2512 Woodhead.

Bring your friends and all your questions!