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Cyclesomatic – Bike Friendly Oak Cliff Event (2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on September 30, 2009

cyclesomaticBike Friendly Oak Cliff is proud to announce Cyclesomatic, a week long bicycle festival in North Oak Cliff from October 2nd to the 11th. Events will include a history-themed group ride, bicycle competitions, Bike to City Hall, Biketoberfest! in Bishop, an Urban Bazaar, a “Kiddical Mass” Ride, Bike to School Day, BBQ, Bands, Bicycle Films at the Texas Theatre, Art Bike Shows, and guest speaker councilwoman Angela Hunt.

New Belgium brewery is sponsoring part of the week, and BFOC is coordinating efforts with DART, BikeDenton, the Oak Cliff Bicycle Companyand more.

Please see the Cyclesomatic calendar of events (20 or so are currently planned) and join in the fun!  Also, check out the local merchant discounts for bicyclists in the Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts area.


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10th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup / Green Living Fair – Fredericksburg, TX (9/2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on September 15, 2009

renew energy 2009Do these subjects interest you?  Solar – Wind – Geothermal – Water Use & Reuse – Energy Conservation – Rainwater Harvesting – Green & Sustainable Building – Organic Growing – Alternative Transportation – Exhibits – Free Guest Speakers – Natural Food – Family Activities.  If so, you’ll have plenty of like-minded company at the 10th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup/Green Living Fair.

When: September 25 – 27, 2009
Where: Fredericksburg, TX
Tickets/Gate Fee: $10 for Friday or Sunday, $12 for Saturday or $20 for a 3-day pass (children under 12 free).  No pets please.  General admission tickets are sold at the gate only.

Advance ticket packages are available – If you are interested in purchasing a special package call 877-3ROUNDUP for details.

Admission includes:

  • Exhibits and on-going demonstrations
  • Over 50 speakers (keynote listed below) and workshops
    • Toby Hemenway – author of Gaia’s Garden: A guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
    • Karl Rabago – Vice President, Distributed Energy Services Austin Energy
    • Bob Dixson – Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas
  • Green job training (ImagineSolar – PV System Design & Installation)
  • Fun learning activities for kids
  • Musical performances

Website: See their site for more event details (schedule of events, speakers, exhibitors) or for electronic copies of previous year speaker presentations:

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City of Dallas – Summer Recycling Roundup (8/29/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on August 11, 2009

SuperRecylingThe City of Dallas Sanitation ServicesSummer Recycling Roundup is taking place the last Saturday in August.  Link to the downloadable PDF.

When: Saturday – August 29th, 2009
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

(1) Dallas International School – 6039 Churchill Way, 75230
(2) Elliott’s Hardware – 4901 Maple Ave., 75235 (enter on Cass Street behind the store)
(3) Stonewall Jackson Elementary – 5828 E. Mockingbird Ln., 75206 (* Shred pod here *)
(4) Mountain View College – 4849 W. Illinois Ave., 75211 (South stadium parking lot – * Shred truck here *)

** NO household chemicals, paints, large styrofoam or plastic films PLEASE! **

More Info: For more information please visit Green Dallas or call 3-1-1.

Items Welcome: Televisions, Toys, Clothing, Used Books, Scrap Metal, Tires (limit 3 please), Paper, Plastics (#1-7), Glass, Electronic items (E-waste: video games, cell phones, computers, printers and calculators), Furniture, Florescent and incandescent light bulbs, Auto and household batteries, ALL appliances, Plastic bags and packaging (without food residue).

Building Materials Also Welcome: Doors, Electrical items (wire, plugs, plates), Fans, Hardware (doors, cabinets), Light fixtures, Lumber, Sheet Rock, Gutters, Trimwood, Pipe (PVC, metal, copper), Plumbing supplies, Tubs, Sinks, Roofing Materials, Canales, Tools (hand, electric).

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Frog Watch – White Rock Lake (2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on July 27, 2009

jeremiah_bullfrogThis is not a Sierra Club event.

Ribbit.  Come out to White Rock Lake and help North Texas Master Naturalist Barbara Turner with her Amphibian Watch.  Actually, it’s an amphibian “listen”, since we identify frogs by their croaks.  Barbara sends data to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for their statewide Amphibian monitoring efforts.  All ages are welcome to participate.

When: March – October, 2009 (last Friday of each month).
Where: Sunset Bay, on the east side of White Rock Lake (PDF map, #6)
Time: 7-8pm (actually begins at dusk)
Contact: Barbara Turner: 972-222-7321
More Resources:

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Water-Wise Landscape Tour – Dallas

Posted by youngsierrans on June 4, 2009

wwltCity of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, Texas AgriLife Extension and the Dallas County Master Gardeners are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind gardening with the 15th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting FREE 15 minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour on the hour at each of the tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour.

Date: Saturday – June 6th, 2009
Time: 9am-3pm

Various Locations:
CENTRAL: City of Dallas – White Rock Pump Station, 2900 White Rock Road, Dallas, 75214
NORTH: City of Addison – Les Lacs Linear Park, 3901 Beltway Drive, Addison, 75001
SOUTH: City of Dallas – Kiest Park Recreation Center, 3012 S. Hampton Road, Dallas, 75224

For a complete schedule of the MicroTalks Schedule (by location) and a list of the Demostration Garden locations, please see the Water-Wise Landscape Tour website.  For more information, call the Water Conservation Hotline at (214) 670-3155, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Energy Independence: Pickens Plan vs. Gore Challenge – A Debate (3/9/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on March 4, 2009

gorepickensThis is not a Sierra Club event and is open to the public.  Guaranteed entertainment for anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned duel.  Kidding.  This debate is presented by The Memnosyne Foundation – “Conversation catalysts from both sides will frame the issues and set the focus for this dynamic community conversation.  Your voice and vision make a difference!”

Geoff Bailey – Pickens Plan
Todd Howard – AIA for the Gore Challenge

Date: Monday, March 9, 2009

5:30 p.m. – Registration / Reception (Sandwiches, Desserts and Coffee will be served)
6:00 – 8:30 – Dialogue & Vision Circles

Zale Auditorium / Jewish Community Center
7900 Northaven Blvd., Dallas 75230 (map)

Cost: $10.  Registration is required (click here)

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