[REMINDER] [Transition Houston] Plant a pocket prairie at the Don Greene Nature Park

Transition Newsletter - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 6:36am
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Saturday, March 18th @9am!

Plant a Pocket Prairie! We're putting down deep roots in the Don Greene Nature Park by planting a pocket prairie this Spring.

Join Transition Houston on Saturday, March 18 from 9-Noon as we plant seeds and native grasses on the footprint of Don's old home, headquarters to his Whitewater Experience. This is one of the many pocket prairies dotting Houston, and we're happy to have the help and expertise of Katy Prairie Conservancy's Lan Shen in the process.

Bring your hands, heart, shovel, rake and a friend. See you then!
  Bring yourself and a friend. We hope to see you there!
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[REMINDER] [Transition Houston] Launch Your Ideas and Projects! Tour TX/RX Labs

Transition Newsletter - Sat, 04/03/2017 - 2:33pm
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Join Transition Houston for a tour of TX/RX Labs!

Are you a maker, inventor, tinkerer, artist, crafter, and coder? Are you looking for a place to learn, share knowledge and have access to professional fabrication equipment in an amazing collaborative space?

Our tour begins @11am on Sunday, March 5th | Map to Location.

Please click here to RSVP!

The goal of TX/RX is to bring creative people together to serve as an incubator for imaginative solutions for everyday problems, to make opaque scientific and technical concepts accessible to everyone through education, and to provide much-needed services to our community, made possible by the skills and passion of our membership.

Housed in a 30,000 square foot facility TX/RX labs includes a rapid fabrication lab, electronics lab, metal fabrication shop, wood workshop, machine shop, bike maintenance and repair shop, art lab, computer lab and coworking space.

Bring yourself and a friend. We hope to see you there!
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[Transition Houston] Launch Your Ideas and Projects! Tour TX/RX Labs for a Preview

Transition Newsletter - Wed, 01/03/2017 - 1:44am
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Tour TX/RX Labs and Launch Your Ideas and Projects!

Join Transition Houston for a tour of TX/RX Labs!

Are you a maker, inventor, tinkerer, artist, crafter, and coder? Are you looking for a place to learn, share knowledge and have access to professional fabrication equipment in an amazing collaborative space?

Our tour begins @11am on Sunday, March 5th | Map to Location.

Please click here to RSVP!

The goal of TX/RX is to bring creative people together to serve as an incubator for imaginative solutions for everyday problems, to make opaque scientific and technical concepts accessible to everyone through education, and to provide much-needed services to our community, made possible by the skills and passion of our membership.

Housed in a 30,000 square foot facility TX/RX labs includes a rapid fabrication lab, electronics lab, metal fabrication shop, wood workshop, machine shop, bike maintenance and repair shop, art lab, computer lab and coworking space.

Bring yourself and a friend. We hope to see you there! In Transition 2.0 - The Movie

Transition's first meeting of the year featured In Transition 2.0 - the movie. We had a great turn out and fellowship and several folks asked for the link to the full movie production.

Consider hosting a viewing of this inspirational film highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things around the world with your family and friends!

Support Battery Recycling Bill HB1874

A bill has been filed in the Texas Legislature, HB1874 that calls for expanded battery recycling options for Texas citizens. This bill is similar to the Producer Takeback recycling laws covering TVs and computers that were passed by the TX legislature in 2007 and 2011.  Because of the volume of batteries in general use, and toxicity of many types, it is time that the Producer Takeback approach is applied to the proliferation of household batteries, including regular alkaline batteries. No batteries should end up in landfills (including alkaline), and some states have already enacted legislation to that end.

View an informative video explaining how and why batteries should be recycled.

Please contact your state legislators and ask them to support HB1874 for improved household battery recycling options. Click here to sign a petition to Vote Yes on HB 1874.

Better yet, send your own letter to your State Representative, using the sample letter below. A letter courtesy of Texas Campaign for Environment action alert is available here.

Water Wise Bay Cities Challenge! Conserve Water to Win!

Take the pledge! Rep your city by pledging to conserve water! Not only will your pledge help to protect the Galveston Bay, but if your city is one of the three cities with the most pledges, you will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of three exciting Bay-area prizes.

You could win Moody Gardens family passes, Artist Boat kayak trip passes or Kemah Boardwalk tickets.

CONTEST DETAILS: Winning cities will be selected based on number of pledges received relative to city population. Winners will be recognized on May 13 at the Bay Day Festival in Kemah, Texas.

Earth Day 2017 Events!


Don’t miss Stump the Treehugger Environmental Trivia Contest at Saint Arnold Brewing Company hosted by the CEC as part of Earth Month Houston, on April 30, 2017 @ 4pm - 6pm | Map to location.

HARC's People & Nature Speaker Series

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is a nonprofit research hub that works with partners to find solutions to problems by balancing environmental protection, economic well-being, and social equity. On Wednesday, March 8th @ 6:00pm, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will host Dr. Katherine Hayhoe whose presentation is focused on the Carbon Fee and Dividend solution to climate change.  Purchase tickets | Map to location.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for people and the natural environment. She is a professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois.

Upcoming Events 3/5 - Sunday
Transition Houston Tour TXRX Labs
11:00am - 12:30pm
TXRX Labs | Please RSVP
Map to Location

3/8 - Wednesday
HARC People & Nature Speaker Series
Katherine Hayhoe Climate Scientist
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts: Brown Auditorium Theater | Map to location
Purchase tickets: $15-$25

3/13 - Monday
Houston Urban Gardeners
6:30pm - 8:30pm
West Gray Multiservice Center | Map to location

3/30 - Sunday
CEC's Stump the Treehuggers
4:00pm - 6:00pm
St. Arnold's Brewing Company | Map to location

4/22 - Saturday
Urban Harvest Earthday Workday

8:00am - noon
View website for details

5/6 - Saturday
Sierra Club's Annual Yard Sale!
View the website for donation details
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[REMINDER] [Transition Houston] Meeting February 7, 2017: Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

Transition Newsletter - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 7:45am
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What is Transition? Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th. We'll be viewing a short film focused on inspiring ways to find and create resilience and hope in extraordinary times. During our follow-up discussion, we'll be asking for your input to guide our activities for the coming year.
Please click here to RSVP! Socializing begins at 6:30pm and the meeting at 7:00pm at the Haven's Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098 | Map to Location.

Join us for a viewing of In Transition 2.0 which is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement. The film gathers stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

Bring yourself, a friend, and a light snack to share! We hope to see you there! Houston Climate Reality: 2017, Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm

Where are we with Climate Change—is Houston threatened? It’s been a decade since An Inconvenient Truth. What is the current truth? Is anything less convenient here, other than massive flooding?

John Nielsen-Gammon, the State Climatologist of Texas, will update us for the first hour on the climate data in the past ten years and how that is impacting Houston. Then three speakers will present current slides from the Climate Reality Project, an organization dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to climate change.

PLEASE RSVP: usgbctexasgulfcoast.org or phone 832-394-9050

Speakers include: John Nielsen-Gammon, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, TAMU Amariee Collins, Texas Impact Nancy Edwards, Anthropologist and gardener Monica Yancey, educator San Jacinto College

Urban Forestry Micro Grant Program

This program was created by the Texas Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) to promote the benefits and the value of Texas urban and community forest resources, recognizing the contributions to public infrastructure and human health. Our goal is to engage citizens and their communities, and to expand support for sustainable urban and community forest management throughout Texas. The amount of each TUFC micro grant will be $500 with a 1:1 match requirement. View the website for details and grant application information.

Saving Planet Houston: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Saving Planet Houston is a first of its kind course which explores local conservation efforts in a globalized context. The series will consist of three weekday evening classes and a Saturday field trip – sign up for a few classes or the whole series. Class participants will learn from local experts about the historic, current, and projected status of ecosystems and wildlife in the Greater Houston Region, discover the connections between local ecosystems and Houston’s economic and cultural development, and explore how local groups are working to safeguard wildlife diversity.

Class Dates: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22 from 7 – 9 pm. View the website for more.

Upcoming Events 2/7 - Tuesday
Transition Houston Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Haven's Center
Map to Location

2/8 - Wednesday
Native Plant Propagation Workshop
7:30pm
View website for details


2/9 - Thursday
Sierra Club Young Adult Sustainability Presentations
7:30pm - 8:45pm
View website for details

2/13 - Monday
Houston Urban Gardeners
6:30pm - 8:30pm
West Gray Multiservice Center
Map to Location

2/17 - 2/18 - Friday & Saturday
CSNSF Symposium: Being Human - Lessons from Nature, Evolution and Bowen Theory
View website for details and registration

2/22 - Wednesday
Houston Climate Reality: 2017
Green Building Resource Center
Map to Location
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[Transition Houston] Meeting February 7, 2017: Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times

Transition Newsletter - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 8:20am
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What is Transition? Creating Resilience and Hope in Extraordinary Times We invite you to our first gathering of 2017 on Tuesday, February 7th. We'll be viewing a short film focused on inspiring ways to find and create resilience and hope in extraordinary times. During our follow-up discussion, we'll be asking for your input to guide our activities for the coming year.
Please click here to RSVP! Socializing begins at 6:30pm and the meeting at 7:00pm at the Haven's Center, 1827 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098 | Map to Location.

Join us for a viewing of In Transition 2.0 which is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement. The film gathers stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

Bring yourself, a friend, and a light snack to share! We hope to see you there! Urban Forestry Micro Grant Program

This program was created by the Texas Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) to promote the benefits and the value of Texas urban and community forest resources, recognizing the contributions to public infrastructure and human health. Our goal is to engage citizens and their communities, and to expand support for sustainable urban and community forest management throughout Texas. The amount of each TUFC micro grant will be $500 with a 1:1 match requirement. View the website for details and grant application information.

Saving Planet Houston: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Saving Planet Houston is a first of its kind course which explores local conservation efforts in a globalized context. The series will consist of three weekday evening classes and a Saturday field trip – sign up for a few classes or the whole series. Class participants will learn from local experts about the historic, current, and projected status of ecosystems and wildlife in the Greater Houston Region, discover the connections between local ecosystems and Houston’s economic and cultural development, and explore how local groups are working to safeguard wildlife diversity.

Class Dates: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22 from 7 – 9 pm. View the website for more.

Take the Green Office Challenge! A sustainability resource for Houston businesses

The City of Houston's Sustainability Challenge is designed to help businesses and buildings reduce energy, water, and waste through friendly competition. Join the Challenge to demonstrate environmental leadership by helping make Houston an even better place to live and work – while encouraging colleagues and peers to do the same. The City of Houston is looking to commercial property managers and office tenants to demonstrate leadership in environmental performance throughout the City of Houston. Participating in the Green Office Challenge allows your business - and Houston - to get a head start on meeting these critical targets.

Upcoming Events 2/7 - Tuesday
Transition Houston Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Haven's Center
Map to Location

2/8 - Wednesday
Native Plant Propagation Workshop
7:30pm
View website for details


2/9 - Thursday
Sierra Club Young Adult Sustainability Presentations
7:30pm - 8:45pm
View website for details

2/13 - Monday
Houston Urban Gardeners
6:30pm - 8:30pm
West Gray Multiservice Center
Map to Location

2/17 - 2/18 - Friday & Saturday
CSNSF Symposium: Being Human - Lessons from Nature, Evolution and Bowen Theory
View website for details and registration

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Transition Houston: Don Greene Nature Park Permablitz! Saturday, January 21 @ 9AM - 12PM

Transition Newsletter - Wed, 18/01/2017 - 9:24am
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Happy New Year Everyone! Start off the new year by joining us for our first permablitz in 2017 on Saturday, January 21st from 9am - 12pm, 6009 Cypress Street, Map to Location.

On October 2015, The Don Greene Nature Park was dedicated in honor of Don Greene's memory. Generations of Houstonians learned about the outdoors from Don while rafting, canoeing and kayaking down the canyons of Big Bend, Buffalo Bayou or those countless other wonderful trips. He was always opening our eyes to the wonders of nature - the beaver of Buffalo Bayou, the night herons of Braes Bayou, the footprints of the water birds and the raccoons on a sand bar. He explored and loved the green ribbons of life that cut across an often brown and dehydrated landscape called Texas.

The Friends of Don Greene is a new non profit dedicated to restoring the property to it's original glory as in the days when Don and his brother grew up at 6009 Cypress and when Don ran his business at 6005 Cypress, Whitewater Experience, from the mid 1990's until his death.

Our work day will include planting trees and starting a pocket prairie. There may be some additional work to clear non natives growing in the January warm weather.

We will start at 9am and coffee will be provided. Bring a wheelbarrow, if you have one, garden gloves and shovel as we celebrate and enjoy each other.

Bring yourself and a light breakfast snack to share! We hope to see you there! follow on Twitter | friend on Facebook | forward to a friend  Copyright © 2017 Transition Houston, All rights reserved.
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