Houston Environmental News Update August 16, 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’d like to call your attention to two great viewing opportunities coming up in the next week.

First, the obvious: the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. I’d like to highlight two related events hosted by CEC member groups:

  • The Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting solar eclipse workshops on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The workshop includes an opportunity for kids to build their very own solar eclipse pin-hole viewer.
  • Levy Park, in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, will be hosting the Eclipse Over Houston viewing party from noon to 2:00 pm on August 21. Join scientists and educators from the LPI, and your community, to witness this historical event you are sure to talk about for many years to come! Safe, solar viewing glasses will be available. **NEVER look directly at the sun without proper viewing equipment.**

Not surprisingly, NASA provides extensive information about the eclipse, including event locations, citizen science opportunities, safety tips, and, at an event hosted at Space Center Houston, speakers from NASA Johnson Space Center.

The second great viewing opportunity is the Wild About Houston Short Film Screening on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Cherrie Flores Garden Pavilion in Hermann Park. The screening will feature 11 short films and a panel of filmmakers and conservationists. RSVP for this free event before seats sell out. CEC is pleased to be a presenting partner of this event, organized by the Coastal Prairie Partnership along with Katy Prairie Conservancy, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and the Houston Green Film Series team.


CEC NOTES

CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Party 
You are invited to attend CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Parties for the January 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour. Help us select from almost 60 films this year. Drop by the CEC office to watch 5-6 short films and share your thoughts with us the afternoon of Friday, August 18, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in our offices at 751 Silver St. #111 (use the door on Silver St rather than the front door). Contact marina@cechouston.org to RSVP, with any questions, or to be added to the email list.


Houston Green Film Series August Screening
The August screening of the Houston Green Film Series won’t be the same bat time or the same bat place. Instead, it will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in Hermann Park, and will feature local wildlife & conservation short films. Maybe even some bats.


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.


Kroger Community Rewards Annual Renewal

Do you shop at Kroger? If so, did you know that your can link your Community Rewards card to the CEC? If you do, CEC will receive a portion of your purchase, with no direct cost to you! At KrogerCommunityRewards.com, you can link or re-link your card to the CEC using organization # 91091. You must re-enroll annually (starting August 1) to continue giving back to the community starting September 1. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Plus Card number. If you do not have a Kroger plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Register online at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com. Take a look at the bottom of your receipt; if you see CEC listed, then THANK YOU for supporting CEC.


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Houston Environmental News Update August 9, 2017

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We had a record crowd last week at the Greater Houston Environmental Summit. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success! Photos, videos of the panel and speakers, and additional information will be available soon at cechouston.org. Mark your calendar for August 10, 2018, for next year’s Summit.


CEC NOTES

Kroger Community Rewards Annual Renewal
Do you shop at Kroger? If so, did you know that your can link your Community Rewards card to the CEC? If you do, CEC will receive a portion of your purchase, with no direct cost to you!

At KrogerCommunityRewards.com, you can link or re-link your card to the CEC using organization # 91091. You must re-enroll annually (starting August 1) to continue giving back to the community starting September 1. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Plus Card number. If you do not have a Kroger plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. Register online at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com. Take a look at the bottom of your receipt; if you see CEC listed, then THANK YOU for supporting CEC.

CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Party 
You are invited to attend CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Parties for the January 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour. Help us select from almost 60 films this year. Drop by the CEC office to watch 5-6 short films and share your thoughts with us the afternoon of Friday, August 18, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in our offices at 751 Silver St. #111 (use the door on Silver St rather than the front door). Contact rachel@cechouston.org to RSVP, with any questions, or to be added to the email list.


Houston Green Film Series August Screening
The August screening of the Houston Green Film Series won’t be the same bat time or the same bat place. Instead, it will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in Hermann Park, and will feature local wildlife & conservation short films.


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.


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Houston Environmental News Update July 26, 2017

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Early registration for the Greater Houston Environmental Summit ends on Friday, so sign up now!

We’ll have welcomes from Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney; and Tina Paez, Director of Administration and Regulatory Affairs, City of Houston, on behalf of Mayor Turner. We’ll have a panel on the hot topic of climate change. Elizabeth Love of the Houston Endowment will discuss strategic initiatives. We’ll have over a dozen facilitated table talks (a cross between a breakout session and speed dating). We will have lunch provided by Pat Greer’s Kitchen. And a few surprises!

We hope you will join us.


CEC NOTES

Registration is now open! Greater Houston Environmental Summit & Environmental Education Expo

Eventbrite - 2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit & Environmental Education Expo
Annually, CEC hosts a networking and learning event for the extraordinary people who work at or are interested in the work of environmental organizations in the greater Houston region. In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston. In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. We will feature a panel–on the hot topic of Climate Change–in conjunction with EarthShare of Texas, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators. Learn more and register at cechouston.org.

CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Party 
You are invited to attend CEC’s Film Selection Viewing Parties for the January 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour. Help us select from almost 60 films this year. Drop by the CEC office to watch 4-5 short films and share your thoughts with us on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in our offices at 751 Silver St. #111 (use the door on Silver St rather than the front door). You can choose to attend one or all viewing parties. If you can’t make it to the viewing party this week, you can save the date and join us on August 6 and 18, 2017. Contact rachel@cechouston.org to RSVP, with any questions, or to be added to the email list.


Speaking of Films…

CEC is part of an informal Meetup group planning to go see an Inconvenient Sequel at 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Edwards Houston Marq*e 23. (We’re hoping to screen the film this fall as part of the Houston Green Film Series.)

The August screening of the Houston Green Film Series won’t be the same bat time or the same bat place. Instead, it will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in Hermann Park, and will feature local wildlife & conservation short films.

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


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