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2014 Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Volunteer Recycling Team

Posted by youngsierrans on February 22, 2011

The annual 2014 Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade (on Greenville Avenue) is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country (~100K people, 100+ floats).  This iconic Dallas event creates lots of recyclable waste AND opportunity for fun!

This will be our 7th year (!!) to help make St Patrick’s Day in Dallas even greener!  We’ve collected over two tons of recyclable materials in that time and are seeking volunteers to join the 2014 Parade Recycling Team to help divert even more from the landfill!

Volunteers can collect recycling from parade viewers, stroll along with our entry to promote conservation and witness the craziness of Dallas’ St. Pat’s parade from inside the barricades.  Volunteers will receive spiffy green t-shirts, and a memory of a lifetime.

Eventbrite RSVP (select the Volunteer ticket): http://goo.gl/SYkqQV

General Info:

  • Date: Saturday – March 15th, 2014!
  • Approx. Volunteer Time: 10a-1p (3 hrs) – Rain or Shine!
  • You must RSVP to receive a parade access badge.  Meet in the parking lot by 10am (in front of Vickery Women’s Heath Center in strip shopping mall – 8224 Park Ln #130, 75231).  Police begin closing surrounding roads by 9:30a, so please allow ample travel time.
  • Use DART to avoid parking hassles (Saturday schedule) – No parking allowed in parade staging parking lot.
  • Past Parade Recycling Effort: Photos or Detailed Info (which is similar to this year)
  • What to do between now and then?  RSVP to Volunteer on Eventbrite! Share with your friends (Facebook Page)!

More details will be provided to RSVPs as the event nears.  All are welcome to participate.

Questions: Ginger Canyon or Deborah Nixon

More info: Greenville Ave St Patrick’s Day Parade website

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Sunset Public Hearing on TCEQ – Austin – 12/15/2010

Posted by youngsierrans on December 12, 2010

Join us on at the Sunset Public Hearing on TCEQ this Wednesday, December 15th, at the Capitol, to testify on our state environmental agency’s performance during this once-in-a-decade review process. The more people who can be with us from the different quarters of the state, the louder our messages will be heard. Together, we can make real improvements to our state’s air and water quality!

When you arrive at the Capitol:
Sign in to speak at the Sunset Hearing in Senate Finance Room E1.036 on Capitol Extension Floor 1. To get to the Extension Floor 1, take the elevators just north of the main rotunda in the Capitol to E1. Walk down the hallway, past committee hearing rooms, pass the sky-lit underground rotunda and find E1.036 in the back right of E1.

You can connect with your fellow Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) advocates any time in our ACT headquarters — Members’ Lounge, E2.1002
- Pick up 1-page ACT Recommendations to Sunset Commission
- 9:00 AM Breakfast
- 10:00 AM ACT Group Photo in Capitol Rotunda
- 10:30 Noon ACT Press Conference (Time changed to 10:30 AM.)

Questions/Ride-sharing from North Texas: Please contact Lize Burr at ACT

Sunset Advisory Commission’s Review of TCEQ (Released on November 18th, 2010)

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Stroll Beyond Coal – Chisholm Trail – Plano (11/20/2010)

Posted by youngsierrans on November 19, 2010

Texans across the state are participating in Beyond Coal community events to call for clean energy solutions in Texas, and raise awareness about the threat that coal-fired power poses to the state’s environment and citizen health. We are calling on our elected officials to stop the coal rush in Texas – 13 additional coal-fired power plants are in the early development or permitting process! Many of these plants will be located SE of DFW and contribute to our already poor air quality.

Join us to Stroll Beyond Coal with other Dallas area folks at our Day Hike on the Chisholm Trail in Plano! Sign the “No More Coal” petition to elected state officials, bring anti-new coal posters for photos, receive free t-shirts!!

Time/Date: 9:30 AM – November 20th
Location: Meet in front of the Starbucks/Barnes Noble in Plano (801 West 15th Street, just west of US 75)
Details: We will walk 5-6 miles on a paved path. Bring water. No reservations, just show up. Optional lunch afterward.
Leader: Judy Cato 972-238-5738(H)

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Fall Break

Posted by youngsierrans on October 26, 2010

Hello Dallas area Young Sierrans!  Candace and I have been a bit busy lately and are taking a break from organizing regular events until our calendars clear up a bit.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience, and we hope that everyone is doing well.

We encourage everyone to check out the many DFW area “green” or sustainably-minded groups that are sprouting in our backyard. Some recommendations include: Dallas GreenDrinks, Net Impact DFW, EcoTuesday and GreenWeavers.  Each group offers something different ranging from more social to more business networky.

We appreciate everyone’s continued interest in the Dallas Young Sierrans and encourage folks to share their outing plans (i.e., day hike or bike ride) or any new “green” ideas (i.e., new “green” restaurant) with fellow Young Sierrans via our Dallas Young Sierrans Facebook page. We will continue to post the occasional info-share.

After almost four years of leading this subgroup of the Dallas Sierra Club, Candace and I have begun discussing a succession plan.  If anyone is interested in learning more about co-leading the Dallas Young Sierrans, please contact us and we’d be happy to involve you in our conversation.

In the meantime, we hope everyone has a great fall.  We hope to see you out there!

Peter/Candace

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DIRT! The Movie & Discussion – La Grange – Deep Ellum

Posted by youngsierrans on September 14, 2010

Update – BIG Thanks to La Grange and everyone who came out to make this a successful event!  See our Flickr page for photos from the evening’s activities.

We will be hosting a FREE screening of the film “DIRT! The Movie” and engaging attendees with a post-film panel discussion led by representatives from TX AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Local community gardening and mindful food organizations will also be on hand.

This event is open to the public – all are welcome to attend!

Drink specials ($3 drafts & wells, 1/2 priced wine). Free appetizers.

La Grange – Deep Ellum (map) – DART Green Line stop Baylor Station
2704 Elm St.
Dallas, 75226

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Dinner with Michael Brune – 9/8/2010

Posted by youngsierrans on September 7, 2010

Please join us for a special opportunity to meet National Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.

Texas is in a unique environmental position: it is a major battleground in the national fight against coal-fired power plants, and it is also a potential national leader in renewable energy. Come listen to Michael’s thoughts on how a slight political shift could produce an environmental majority in the Texas House which could signal much smarter energy legislation leading to cleaner air and water in Texas. A new governor could help make that legislation become a reality and assure that the state environmental regulatory agency enforces the laws.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
The Park City Club

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