Frisco, Texas – The newly reformed Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group, which serves Denton and Collin counties, will hold a free long-range water planning and conservation panel discussion on March 23 in Frisco.
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The Rio Grande International Study Center is having a celebration to help Laredo say “no more plastic bags” and celebrate this campaign with entertainment, DJ, games, arts and crafts, a river pledge, a bike raffle, Easter eco basket giveaways, a proclamation, a visit by the Easter Bunny. Join them Saturday, March 14from 1-5pm at Mall del Norte, in the courtyard in front of Macy’s.
The deadline for entries in the 21st annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour is April 10, 2015. The tour is open to all landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities customers, and will feature front and/or back yard landscapes, up to five residential winners will receive prizes and all entrants must agree that their landscapes may be photographed for publicity and educational purposes.
The Texas Tribune, in partnership with Texas State University, is presenting a daylong symposium on water. The symposium will take place March 10th, from 8a.m. till 2:45p.m. at Texas State University. Topics of discussion will include life after Proposition 6, the battle over groundwater, strategies for conservation and the poor quality of water along the Texas-Mexico border. One of the featured panelists will be Ken Kramer, former director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Last November, Denton residents voted in a ballot initiative to ban fracking within city limits after years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, and the state. Legislators are now trying to take away communities’ right to govern themselves. This would restrict the rights of local governments across Texas in a variety of ways, not just limited to fracking.
The Lone Star Chapter's own Jennifer Walker, Water Resources Coordinator, will be a part of the 2015 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium, March 4, 2015 in Houston.
The recommendations set a path forward to increase energy efficiency in Texas and were developed by a diverse group of 23 individuals, including former regulators and elected officials, and representatives of electric companies, non-profits, manufacturers, academic institutions, among others. The Texas Energy Report featured the recommendations in an article published this week.
[Original Post: Jason Hill, Austin Water, Feb. 5, 2015]
The enduring drought in Central Texas serves as a reminder of the importance of successful water conservation programs to area communities. The drought also serves as an ideal backdrop for the focus of the 5th Annual Central Texas Water Efficiency Network Symposium: Dive Deep into Water Conservation. The one-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Seton Administrative Office-St. Vincent de Paul Auditorium 1345 Philomena Street, Austin, Texas.
Co-founders of the BlueGreen Alliance, United Steelworkers, went on strike in nine locations across the United States, citing dangerous working conditions and chronic understaffing. Five of them are in Texas.