Calendar

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food Policy Workgroup @ Upper Kirby Building | Houston | Texas | United States

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/

***Bring your own lunch***

***RSVP Required***

The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.

Meetings are open to the public and generally include leaders from various diverse organizations in the Houston region working on food issues. The group meets to discuss and encourage the advancement of local food production and consumption, and has begun to take on projects to work towards the functions stated in the mission statement. This group depends on the varied areas of expertise of its members, which allows the group to successfully move forward in its endeavors.

The workgroup meets at 11:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome, as long as you RSVP.

Quarterly Rural Meetings
Every three months, we meet move the monthly meeting to somewhere around the Houston region to allow rural partners and farmers easier access to participate in the workgroup and to expose Houstonians to Houston’s agricultural assets.

For more information on the Houston Food Policy Workgroup, like our FaceBook page or go to our website.

 

Houston Food System Collaborative annual year-end potluck @ Houston Food Bank
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Houston Food System Collaborative annual year-end potluck @ Houston Food Bank | Houston | Texas | United States

Join Houston Food System Collaborative to celebrate recent accomplishments and discuss upcoming plans.

Co Chairs
Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Rosalind Bello, MD Anderson

Action Group Leads
EBT Access at Farmers Markets; Linsi Broom, Houston Health Department
Fair Agriculture Valuation; Scott Howard, Urban Harvest
Land Access for Urban Agriculture; Josh Owens, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Dec
14
Thu
2017
HPARD’s Native Plant Propagation Workdays @ HPARD Greenhouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Habitat Restoration

Our volunteer group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the HPARD Greenhouse.

We propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. We will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in our restored prairies!

We are also beginning to conduct semi-annual vegetation transects and monthly bird surveys at our current and future restoration sites. If you’re good at identifying plants or birds or if you would like to learn more about them, come join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering for the NRMP, email kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov.

IIDA Credits & Cocktails @ Huitt-Zollars
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Brought to you by the Interior Architecture

Need a few credits before the end of the year? We are hosting three (3) exciting presentations in one day!  One program at lunchtime and two evening presentations back-to-back.  At lunchtime, we will explore the Greenguard certification process -presented by Cambria.

Special guest include Glenn Garry, Communications Manager from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, presenting a CEU on everything you need to know about keeping up your yearly registration, the do’s and don’ts, and ample time for Q&A! Follow by a presentation on “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke – a great and challenging subject learn about it!  Don’t sweat, we will have some lite bites & beverages for all attendees.

Should anyone have any questions please contact Ashley Elks at ashley.elks@hok.com.

 

Lunch Program


Huitt-Zollars
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 4040, Houston, Texas 77002

Garage parking available – fee may be required


11:30am networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm CEU Presentation: “Greenguard U.S. Indoor Air Quality by Design” Presented by Cambria, IDCEC HSW, AIA, GBCI

 

Evening Programs


CRG
7108 Old Katy Road, Ste. 150, Houston, Texas 77024

Lot parking available – free parking


5:00pm networking

5:30pm – 6:30pm CEU Presentation: “CEU on CEUs” presented by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Available for TBAE CEU Credit

6:30pm – 7:30pm CEU Presentation: “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke, IDCEC HSW-S Approved, GBCI

 

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

IIDA Credits & Cocktails @ CRG
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Brought to you by the Interior Architecture

Need a few credits before the end of the year? We are hosting three (3) exciting presentations in one day!  One program at lunchtime and two evening presentations back-to-back.  At lunchtime, we will explore the Greenguard certification process -presented by Cambria.

Special guest include Glenn Garry, Communications Manager from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, presenting a CEU on everything you need to know about keeping up your yearly registration, the do’s and don’ts, and ample time for Q&A! Follow by a presentation on “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke – a great and challenging subject learn about it!  Don’t sweat, we will have some lite bites & beverages for all attendees.

Should anyone have any questions please contact Ashley Elks at ashley.elks@hok.com.

 

Lunch Program


Huitt-Zollars
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 4040, Houston, Texas 77002

Garage parking available – fee may be required


11:30am networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm CEU Presentation: “Greenguard U.S. Indoor Air Quality by Design” Presented by Cambria, IDCEC HSW, AIA, GBCI

 

Evening Programs


CRG
7108 Old Katy Road, Ste. 150, Houston, Texas 77024

Lot parking available – free parking


5:00pm networking

5:30pm – 6:30pm CEU Presentation: “CEU on CEUs” presented by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Available for TBAE CEU Credit

6:30pm – 7:30pm CEU Presentation: “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke, IDCEC HSW-S Approved, GBCI

 

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

Air Alliance Houston Holiday Open House @ Air Alliance Houston
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Air Alliance Houston for an evening of holiday cheer as they celebrate the organization and community’s accomplishments for the year. Join friends and colleagues after work for conversation and light refreshments at their office.

Please also consider bringing nonperishable food donations for the Public Citizen/Air Alliance Houston December food drive. Contributions benefit the Houston Food Bank.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Take Care of Texas Video Contest Deadline
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am

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Upcoming Deadline

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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Voting will take place from January 11 to January 25, 2018.

For more information (i.e. prizes, rules, and tips), click here.

Transportation Policy Council Meeting @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

About the Transportation Policy Council (TPC)The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) provides policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. The TPC consists of 28 members representing cities and counties, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) one at-large member appointed by the H-GAC Board of Directors representing cities with a population greater than 50,000, and one voting member position for representation from the Gulf Coast Rail District.

Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month EXCEPT for December to avoid conflicting with the Christmas holidays.  All meetings will be held in Conference Room A on the second floor. H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027.

Meeting dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions or confirmation.

Ai Weiwei’s THE HUMAN FLOW @ The Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the short list for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards!

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic documentary by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration. Captured over the course of one year in 23 countries, the film witnesses its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. A visceral work of cinema that begs the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

 

https://www.mfah.org/calendar/human-flow

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