An innovative and thought provoking play that shows the effects of climate change on distinct environments around the globe. Before your eyes, puppeteers transform miniature landscapes to demonstrate the effects of drought, flood and melting ice caps on the earth’s human and animal inhabitants. The tiny characters are driven to find solutions to these challenges — as population centers shift, they must rebuild, rethink and re-imagine cultural mindsets about how we live on Earth. The production is created by Caroline Reck for Glass Half Full Theatre and presented by ZACH.
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[The following is attributable to Texas Forward] Today the new Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar issued a revenue estimate of $113 billion in general revenue for the 2016-2017 biennium. Lawmakers will have enough available General Revenue to fund a "current services" budget that takes into account cost growth and make overdue increases in education and other areas, but only by placing the needs of Texans first in the coming budget and tax debate. The Steering Committee of the Texas Forward coalition issued the following statement.
[Press Release from Sierra Club Lower Rio Grande Valley Group]
Brownsville, Texas – The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club issued a report today laying out the environmental impacts of the five proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminals planned for the Port of Brownsville. While many local elected officials are touting the economic benefits of the projects, the environmental group notes that the proposed facilities will bring industrial pollution, the risk of disaster, and habitat destruction to the Rio Grande Valley.
The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is hosting the first ever Texas Energy Storage Summit, in Austin, TX on December 5, 2014. This unique one-day summit brings together stakeholders from across Texas and around the country to meet for an informative and collaborative event that brings and in-depth focus on the opportunities and markets available in Texas and the ERCOT system. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Texas and ERCOT regulators, as well as utility partners and customers, to gain a full understanding of this market opportunity and what lies ahead for storage in the state.
Conservation Director Cyrus Reed will moderate a panel at this year's CATEE Conference (Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency) in Dallas, Nov 18-20. CATEE is a premiere educational conference and business exhibition connecting public and private decision makers and thought leaders. Its purpose is to help communities improve decisions that determine the energy and water intensity of the built environment – and reduce related emissions. Learn more about Cyrus' panel after the jump.
The Galveston Bay Foundation and Houston Advanced Research Center are seeking the public's help in developing a report card about the health of Galveston Bay, scheduled to be released in early 2015. Everyone who lives near, uses, or simply has an interest in Galveston Bay is encouraged to visit www.galvbay.org/reportcard to take an important survey, submit comments about issues concerning bay health, and learn more about the project.
From Texas Parks & WIldlife, an incredibly clever convergence of Halloween and learning about nature! Looks like it continues throughout the month too! [TPWD] Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we’re going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program. We’ll begin at the Nature Center and travel to find the necessary items for survival. Then, we’ll discuss the importance of plants and human uses of the area. Finally, we'll test your skills to survive a zombie apocalypse.
TREIA is not slowing down after the Roundup! Registration for Texas Renewables 2014 is open! Cyrus Reed, conservation director for the Lone Star Chapter, will be a featured speaker at this year's event, which will be held at the Sheraton Dallas, November 3-6.