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April 18 Conservation Update
- Right now if you live or work in Dallas, please write or call city council members and Mayor Johnson https://dallascityhall.com/government/Pages/contact_mcc.aspx to urge support for the resolution approving the Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan, its implementation, and the formation of an advisory committee, in their May 27 meeting. (If your CM is Omar Narvaez be sure to thank him for his leadership.) Passing the plan will enable the city to qualify for grants and loans that will help reduce heat islands and air pollution. You can read the plan here: https://www.dallasclimateaction.com/ and item 25 on the agenda here: https://cityofdallas.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=786900&GUID=07A1D237-1E1A-4B29-8100-C347355C1EFC
- May 22, May 27, or May 29 join a Texas Freedom Network text bank to get your friends to call or write the State Board of Education we want climate change included in the state's curriculum. Sign up at https://bit.ly/ClimateWOA
- May 23, 1-4pm play Climate Collage, a game developed in France to expand climate change understanding and action. Cost is free for students and teachers, five Euros for others. https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/the-climate-collage-workshop-tickets-104794306592
- May 27 hear Texas Rail Road Commission candidates. RRC commissioners have out-sized impact on the environmental consequences of oil and gas drilling in Texas. There is a July 14 Democratic Primary Run-off. The final election will be November 3 . Register for this town hall webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cEhXNlZ0QUWqvaV0ZrmXwg
Schools and Climate Change
DISD Board of Trustees passed the Environmental and Climate Action Resolution https://tinyurl.com/tsch6cm on February 27, pledging to teach about climate and help clean the air. Thanks, all who worked for this. How about YOUR ISD?
No High-level Nuclear Waste in Texas, Please
Before September 4, 2020, you can comment at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0231-0317 about Waste Control Specialists' latest attempt to expand their west Texas low-level nuclear waste storage facility to accept high-level nuclear waste. See http://nonuclearwasteaqui.org/ for more details.
Texas Clean Energy Scorecard
Lone Star Sierra Club has published their Clean Energy Scorecard to help you inform yourself about the clean energy efforts of your Retail Electric Provider. Read about it here. Then go to http://www.texascleanenergyscorecard.com/ to learn how your retail electric provider rates, and what you might ask them to improve.
Conservation News Email List
Sign up to get Dallas Sierra Club Conservation News Stay up-to-date on conservation issues affecting the Dallas area with this (usually) twice-per-month email.
Conservation starts at home! Think globally, act locally comes down to your own garbage can. The majority of Americans recycle, so join us. Click here for information about recycling in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding cities. If you have questions about recycling or recycling campaigns, contact Victoria Howard at 972-768-6067.
Share Your Ride
We are making car pooling and using public transportation a little easier for our regular events. See our new Share Your Ride page.
You can get FREE mulch delivered to your house from tree service companies, and-or you can pick up FREE mulch by yourself at various companies and city recycling centers. Click here for information about free mulch. If you have questions, contact Kirk or Coralie Miller at 972-699-1687.