We’re busy getting ready for the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, so we don’t have an in-depth lead article for you today. We hope you will join us at the Summit, as it is a great event.
The photo above is of the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Preserve, and was provided to illustrate just one of the great talks at the Summit: Staying Resilient – Recovery of Attwater’s Prairie Chickens Post-Harvey, given by Jennifer Romero, Asst. Refuge Manager, Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR & Hannah Bailey, Curator of Birds, Houston Zoo.
In last week’s newsletter, our list of farmers markets was not complete. Here are a few more, courtesy of our readers. Thanks to all who sent these additions!
All this, just in time for “National Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbors Porch Day.” (Send us an email if you are in search of a porch.)
Regardless of whether you are a zucchini fan, you’ll probably love the food at the Greater Houston Environmental Summit, catered by Pat Greer’s Kitchen. See the menu below.
Please register for CEC’s Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 10, 2018. Buy your tickets now!
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.
This year’s program includes:
- Welcome by Commissioner Rodney Ellis
- Excellent Featured Speakers
- Table Talks: A cross between a breakout session and speed networking. See full descriptions of table talk hosts.
- Exhibit tables from CEC member groups and local businesses.
- Delicious, locally-grown food from Pat Greer’s Kitchen.
- A few surprises 🙂
We are grateful to the following sponsors:
Register at Eventbrite.
Houston Green Film Series
At the next edition of the Houston Green Film Series, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, we’ll be showing Rodents of Unusual Size (see the trailer), a highly acclaimed film about the impact of nutria on coastal wetlands along the Gulf. (The film title might sound familiar if you are a fan of The Princess Bride.) Panelists will include Shannon Tompkins, who covers outdoor recreation and natural resource issues for the Houston Chronicle, and Linda Tschirhart-Hejl, the district supervisor for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension-Texas Wildlife Services and an expert on nuisance wildlife management. We’ll announce the other panelists next week. This film is NOT TO BE MISSED!
On September 19, we will be showing Dirt Rich, another excellent film, this time about the connection between regenerative agriculture and climate change.
In October, we’ll host “Wild About Houston, A Green Film Festival,” to showcase local short films telling environmental stories. Let us know if you have a film to submit!
Mark your calendar for January 30 & 31, when we’ll be hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour.
CEC Seeks Board & Committee Members
The CEC is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on our 2019 Board of Directors and on board committees (programs, publications, membership, governance, finance, and development). Our Governance Committee will be hosting informational open houses for potential board members September 24 and October 22, 2018. If you are interested, please send an email with your résumé to [email protected]
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.
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