Join Sierra Club members, staff, volunteers, and supporters for a terrific night of celebration at the Blue Mesa Grill in Addison to honor 2014 Chapter Award winners! Each year, we take a moment to look back at the previous year and recognize the great work of our volunteers, staff, and other individuals with special awards to show our appreciation. Learn more about the awards here! (Awardees will have their admission for the banquet comped as they are guests at this event.)
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If you are a professional looking to learn more about zero waste business practices, you may be happy to hear that the U.S. Zero Waste Council is partnering with Austin Resource Recovery to hold a three-day workshop series right here in our capital city. The theme for the three days will be “Creating Value through Zero Waste”.
Do you buy power from Austin Energy? A citizens’ task force, appointed by the Austin City Council wants to hear from you about your experiences with Austin Energy. Please join them! They want to hear your ideas about programs and services that would best meet your needs and help lower your electric bill. Your story will help shape their recommendations to City Council for new and improved programs. Refreshments provided!
Monday, June 1st - at 6-8 pm
Do you want to learn how to help conserve and enjoy the natural world around you? Join the Cross Timbers Sierra Club on May 26 to hear about the group, the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists, and hike on the Greenbelt Corridor of Lake Ray Roberts State Park on May 30.
S.750 and H.R.1412 Are Too Extreme for the Borderlands. The Bush Administration took border militarization to the extreme when it waived 37 federal protections along the border. Unfortunately, pending legislation would take that waiver even further, exempting any surveillance or apprehension activity of the Border Patrol from “any” provision of law in some areas! Even the Border Patrol has opposed this kind of extreme proposal, stating that it can achieve its mission while working in compliance with public land laws such as the Wilderness Act.
The Texas Legislature is making decisions without your input. Don’t let that happen! Join your fellow water conservation supporters for one to two days of citizen lobbying at the state capitol (or via phone)!
The Texas Legislature is making decisions without your input. Don’t let that happen! Join your fellow wildlife supporters, state park lovers, and recycling advocates for one to two days of citizen lobbying at the state capitol (or via phone)!
Patrick Dickinson, a horticulturalist and licensed irrigator with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, will explain how to water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop of water; how to convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from this drip irrigation workshop. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip.
The Travis Audubon will be hosting an Open House at their Baker Sanctuary on Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm. Come enjoy a rare glimpse of the wildlife sanctuary at this fun event for the whole family! There will be guided tours featuring Golden Cheeked Warblers, native plants, butterflies, and insects. Kids can take part in a variety of activities such as nest box building, bird identification, bird bean bag toss, and making a pine cone bird feeder.
Each year, we take a moment to look back at the previous year and recognize the great work of our volunteers, staff, and other individuals with special awards to show our appreciation. The Awards Committee is seeking your assistance in selecting those individuals who in 2014, on the Group or Chapter Level, have excelled in some conservation, outings, administrative, or media capacity and deserve special recognition.