Houston Environmental News Update September 13, 2017

Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.

It is hard to comprehend the vast impact of Harvey in our region. The personal toll of Harvey is immeasurable. The environmental consequences will not be clear for many years.

We’ve put together a list of just a few of the recent headlines about environmental issues related to Harvey. It’s a long list which does justice to neither environmental catastrophes not media coverage thereof.

Here are a few of our takeaways:

  • If it were easy (and cheap), it would have been done
  • The caliber of journalists reporting in Houston is inspiring
  • Elected officials in Texas have been quoted talking about climate change and raising taxes in the same conversation
  • If you thought a 30-pound alligator snapping turtle on Memorial Drive was bizarre, it’s nothing compared to the purported ‘fang-tooth snake eel’ that washed up in Texas City

If you have any favorite articles that we missed, please send a link to news@cechouston.org. (And, yes, we are big newspaper fans.)

We have tried to confirm the events listed below, but not all organizations have updated their websites. Please consider confirming directly with the hosts.


CEC NOTES

CEC soliciting film submissions Please consider submitting a short film (under 7 minutes) for possible inclusion in CEC’s Greater Houston Environmental Film Contest on November 15, 2017. Winning entries will be shown at CEC’s showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour on January 24 & 25, 2018.


Houston Green Film Series: From the Ashes
Air Alliance Houston, with support from National Geographic, is sponsoring this month’s featured green film: the documentary “From The Ashes” followed by an expert panel conversation.
Wednesday, September 20, 0217. 6:30pm conversation, networking, and a light meal. 7:00pm screening. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.
What is the true cost of coal?
From the Ashes explores the complexities of the coal industry and its impact on the environment, economy and public health,” said Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production for National Geographic channels.
This film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate. With 7,500 U.S. deaths from coal pollution each year, the film invites audiences to learn more about this dying industry and how it impacts their everyday lives.

Interested in Joining CEC’s Board of Directors?
CEC is soliciting applications for its 2018 Board of Directors. We are looking for people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help with our newsletter and website, events like the Film Festival and the Greater Houston Environmental Summit, fundraising, administration, and connecting our environmental community. It is arguably one of the best ways to learn about the amazing environmental work happening in the Houston region. To apply and learn more, please fill out our Volunteer Application online or send an email to rachel@cechouston.org, and we will follow up with you soon.


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Houston Environmental News Update September 6, 2017

Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.

We made it back to the office on Tuesday. We had a small window leak which soaked some non-essential papers, but the office was essentially unharmed.

We know that many members of our environmental community, including nonprofits and individuals, did not fare as well. If you are with an environmental nonprofit and need a space to work near downtown, we’d be pleased to share our office with you. We have five workstations available, printers, and a conference table–and we always have chocolate.

The photo above is of the Urban Harvest farmers market on Eastside Drive this past Saturday. The farmers who were able to participate are grateful for your support, and Urban Harvest is working with other farmers to support their recovery. Urban Harvest tells me the Eastside market will be open again this coming Saturday. The fall season of their farmer’s market at City Hall will be delayed one week, until September 20, 2017. In the meantime, Urban Harvest, like many CEC member groups, is supporting relief efforts (with the Houston Food Bank, for example) and continuing to recruit volunteers through VolunteerHouston.org.

We have tried to confirm the events listed below, but not all organizations have updated their websites. Please consider confirming directly with the hosts.


CEC NOTES

CEC soliciting film submissions Please consider submitting a short film (under 7 minutes) for possible inclusion in CEC’s Greater Houston Environmental Film Contest on November 15, 2017. Winning entries will be shown at CEC’s showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour on January 24 & 25, 2018.


Interested in Joining CEC’s Board of Directors?
CEC is soliciting applications for its 2018 Board of Directors. We are looking for people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help with our newsletter and website, events like the Film Festival and the Greater Houston Environmental Summit, fundraising, administration, and connecting our environmental community. It is arguably one of the best ways to learn about the amazing environmental work happening in the Houston region. To apply and learn more, please fill out our Volunteer Application online or send an email to rachel@cechouston.org, and we will follow up with you soon.


COALITION & COMMUNITY NOTES Continue reading

Buy a Car, Support CEC!

Central Houston Cadillac & Central Houston Nissan are excited to announce the opportunity to work with all members and supporters of CEC through their Affinity Marketing Program. Each time a supporter of CEC purchases a new or used vehicle from Central Houston Cadillac or Central Houston Nissan two things occur.

  1. CEC receives $200, and
  2. You receive PREFERRED PRICING!
To participate, you must ask for Bill Workman (832-444-4717), the Affinity Marketing Coordinator, when you first contact Central Houston Nissan or Central Houston Cadillac. Download the informational flyer for more details.

While CEC is immensely grateful for the support of Central Houston Cadillac & Central Houston Nissan, we do not necessarily endorse or support any specific products or services.