Houston Environmental News Update October 17, 2018

We’re gearing up for tonight’s “Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival”, part of the Houston Green Film Series, so this week’s newsletter is going out a bit early. The event showcases local, short films telling environmental stories.
Please join us and our partnering organizations at the Rice Media Center at 6:30 p.m. for conversation, networking, and a light meal, followed by the screening at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. For more information, see the Facebook event. Sign up for information about other green film news at constantcontact.com.
Also, please don’t forget that early voting for the November 6 elections begins this coming Monday, October 22 and runs through November 2. Information on how and where to vote can be found at VoteTexas.gov website operated by the Texas Secretary of State. Don’t forget to read the Voters Guide from the League of Women Voters of Houston Education Fund!
Scroll down to read notes from our member organizations and the community, or view the emailed version of the newsletter, which includes a green job listing.


Repair Café Houston
Please consider joining CEC and our partners Transition Houston, the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, the Houston Peace & Justice Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Houston Complete Communities, and TX/RX Labs for the fall Repair Café Houston on October 27, 2018! A Repair Café celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on community event. People bring their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your toolkit and join us to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully – REPAIR. For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com.

Tales of Houston Women: Houston Women in the Environment
Bayou Preservation AssociationCitizens’ Environmental CoalitionHouston AudubonMemorial Park ConservancyKaty Prairie Conservancy, and UH Libraries are supporting Tales of Houston Women, the Houston History Alliance’s two-month retrospective and celebration displaying the many ways Houston’s women have, are, and will put their mark on local, national and global history. Twenty-one organizations have planned coordinating events, including four events of events themed “Houston Women in the Environment,” on October 27 and 28 and November 3 and 5, 2018. Learn more at https://houston-women-in-the-environment.eventbrite.com.

Save the Date: EEE on Nov. 7
The next quarterly meeting of the Environmental Educators Exchange will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 4:30 PM at the Houston Arboretum. More details coming soon. Sign up for EEE-mails at constantcontact.com.


Houston City Council Agenda – October 17, 2018

The City will consider the following agenda items at the Houston City Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in the City Hall Chamber at 9:00 AM. The agenda items include multiple ordinances seeking approval of construction contracts for various water purification plant improvements as well as drainage improvement projects. The remainder of the agenda items concern the addition of land to multiple Municipal Utility Districts for inclusion in their districts.

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Houston Parks and Recreation seeks Lake Houston Park Interns

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking to fill Internships for the spring semester at Lake Houston Park Wilderness Park. Applicants must be juniors or seniors in college or recent graduates with a strong interest in the parks field. If interested, send a resume to [email protected] or call (832) 395-7314.