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FREE Dave Matthews Band Concert Admission – Eco-Volunteers Wanted

Posted by youngsierrans on August 30, 2010

Update – I’ve been informed that there are enough volunteers for their Dallas show!  Thanks to everyone who is volunteering!

We are working with Effect Partners to gather eco-volunteers to help at the Sept 11th Dallas DMB show. Free concert admission after your shift!  Open to the public; all are welcome to participate!

DATE: Saturday – September 11th, 2010
LOCATION: Center (Fair Park) – 1818 1st Avenue Dallas, TX

> Option 1: Encourage fans to refill their bottles at one of our Brita Hydration Hubs inside the venue
WHAT: Brita FilterForGood volunteers will help operate Hydration Hubs and encourage fans to refill their water bottles, to help reduce plastic water bottle waste!
HOW LONG: 4:30 – 8:30p (…or whenever DMB goes on stage)
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

> Option 2: Encourage fans to recycle their waste in the tailgate parking lots before the show
WHAT: So Much To Save Recycling volunteers to encourage and help fans recycle in the parking lots
HOW LONG: 3:30 – 7:30p
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

** DRESS CODE: You will be given a t-shirt (to keep!), please wear comfortable walking shoes, comfortable and presentable shorts/pants/skirt


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2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade – DSC Recycling Team

Posted by youngsierrans on February 15, 2010

The annual Greenville Ave. St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country (~100K people, 100+ floats). Such a large event creates many tons of unnecessary waste, so we’re SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help make the parade greener.  Join the parade Recycling Team and help divert as many recyclables as possible from the landfill!

Last year, total recycling collection efforts yielded about 1200 lbs of material. In order to top that number this year, we need YOUR help! Volunteers can collect recycling from parade viewers or simply stroll along with our entry to promote the Sierra Club and conservation. In addition to the satisfaction and fun volunteers will receive from helping at the parade, they will also be given nifty green t-shirts and post-parade concert tickets..

Please email your volunteer interest or questions, with the subject: Recycling Team.  Thanks for your help!

General Info:

  • Date: Saturday, March 13th, 2010!
  • Approx. Volunteer Time: 9:30a-1:30p
  • You must RSVP to receive a parade access badge.  Meet in Sam’s Club parking lot vicinity (not near entrance) on Park Ln by 9:15am.  Look for large, City of Dallas waste collection truck.
  • Use DART to avoid parking hassles (Saturday schedule) – no parking in Sam’s Club lot.
  • Past Parade Recycling Efforts: PHOTOS or DETAILED INFO (which is similar to this year)
  • What to do between now and then?  Sign up to VOLUNTEER! Visit any of the SAVE THE PARADE Happy Hour Events at Greenville Ave restaurants on Fridays to show your support! Share across your social networks!

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North Texas Master Naturalist – Calendar & Info

Posted by youngsierrans on November 18, 2009

Looking for exciting opportunities to learn something new about local wildlife or volunteer in the outdoors?  The North Texas Master Naturalist group maintains a comprehensive calendar of events for many of our local environmental preservation and development organizations (i.e., Cedar Ridge Preserve, Native Plant Society of Texas, Texas Master Naturalist, Connemara Conservancy, Heard Museum).  All events are open to the public.

If you’re simply seeking more information on Texas native trees/shrubs/mammals/reptiles, identifying invasive species or educating yourself on the natural history of  North Texas, see the Links page on the North Texas Master Naturalist website.

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2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Photos

Posted by youngsierrans on March 16, 2009


Thanks to everyone who participated in the parade with the Dallas Sierra Club and helped gather recycling and spread the conservation message.  We helped collect about ten cubic yards of loose recyclables, weighing about 1240 lbs (0.62 tons).  Much of this was plastic, I was informed.

Trash from the parade equaled about 150 cu yds, weighing about 30K lbs (15 tons).  Now we have metrics for use in our 2010 efforts!

Check out photos of our group in action here!

2011 photos

Laura’s photo link.

Candace’s photo link.

Ron’s photo link.

The slideshow option on these is great!

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Renew America Together – National Day of Service (1/19/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on January 14, 2009

volunteer-clip-art1Many of you are probably familiar with Obama’s call for a National Day of Service, which he’s designated for Monday, January 19th, MLK, Jr. Day.  Actually, service opportunities are being scheduled all weekend long (1/17-1/18).

If you’re interested in volunteering and you don’t know where to go, you can search for organized events in your neighborhood on the USAService website.  Just enter your zip code and preferred location distance radius and let the power of the Interweb (and some fancy database software) do all the work for you.  This site will be available after the Inauguration and act as a match-up site to connect folks interested in volunteering with volunteer opportunities.

You can also register your service project, if you are planning one.

But wait, if you sign up now, you’ll also receive a second Sense of Patriotism absolutely FREE!

Disclaimer: Sense of Patriotism is non-transferable.  However, it is contagious.  Er, I guess it is transferable…

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National Call: Federal Global Warming and Energy 2009 Outlook

Posted by youngsierrans on December 12, 2008

From the National Sierra Club:

Please join members of the national global warming and energy committee and national staff on Tuesday, December 16, 8:30pm Eastern, for a national call on federal global warming and clean energy priorities. We’ll lay out expectations for 2009 and discuss how to plug in. To join this call please use this number: 866.501.6174 ext/pin 223 9223.

Call Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Overview 2009
  • Outlook: Climate, Energy and Economy
  • How to Plug In
  • Questions and Answers

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