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How to Clean out Your Closet Responsibly

Very often, when we’re given tips about cleaning up our lifestyles, it involves buying new stuff to replace the old, bad stuff. Obviously, though, the most environmentally responsible thing to do is to acquire less, and make use of the things you already own. The EPA estimates that there is about 10 pounds of textile waste generated per person, per year in the United States—all of which ends up in a landfill. So in keeping with the spring-cleaning kick we’ve been on, we decided to turn our focus on cleaning out your closet in the most earth-friendly way possible.
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April 21, 2010 at 12:35 am Leave a comment

Spring Fling + May Event

Thanks so much to all of the club members that volunteered for Spring Fling! It was a blast to get to see everyone and a lot of fun to be the club painting faces and being more interactive with the families there. Pictures will be posted asap!

Furthermore, ECOS would like to also inform everyone that there is an event in the middle of May that we’ve been asked to assist with. Here is the e-mail we’ve received. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the e-mail listed at the bottom directly to RSVP.
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I am still needing some volunteers to help with Exploring Houston’s Backyard, May 10-14 at the Jones State Forest. Whether you want to assist at a station or walk students and teachers from station to station as you interpret the natural surroundings, there is something for everyone.

1,000 inner-city Houston ISD, 4th graders are exposed to environmental education, most for the first time. They tour different stations for 55 minutes and rotate. Stations cover Water, Wildlife and Wood themes. There will be about 180 students per day, about 30 per station.

· Time: arrive at 8 a.m. and leave around 2:30 p.m.

· Dates: Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14

· Location: Middle Lake area on Jones State Forest

· Lunch provided

· Volunteers to fill various positions based on skill and knowledge level. Work one, two or more days.

Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible.

Thanks,
John

John R. Warner, CF | Urban District Forester
Texas Forest Service | 1328 FM 1488 | Conroe, Texas 77384
c:936.546.3169 | p:936.273.2261 | jwarner@tfs.tamu.edu

April 2, 2010 at 12:44 am Leave a comment

Poster and Information about our upcoming speaker!

March 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

BBC: Bloom – Great Informative Site!

Bloom on Climate Change

March 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

TWG E-News Update

In This Issue
Adopt-a-Path
Members Meeting
Backyard Composting
Bicycle Friendly Community
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
 
— Adopt-a-Path Is On for Sat., Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m.–
Join other members tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. for TWG’s quarterly Adopt-a-Path pick-up and Breakfast Club!  Enjoy good conversation, hot coffee, a snack and a pleasant walk on the pathway. This is a fun activity for everyone!  The group meets in the parking lot of Shadowbend Park on Lake Woodlands Dr. at Shadowbend Cir. After a chat over coffee, juice and morning treats, we take to the pathway, making our adopted area litter-free! Trash grabbers and bags provided; wear walking shoes and bring gloves; wagons welcome!  Let Andra know that you are coming andran@gmail.com or call 281-298-6062.
 
–Members Welcome at TWG Board Meeting on Tues., March. 2, 5:30 p.m.–
All TWG members are welcome at the monthly meeting of the TWG Board of Directors. Get the scoop on upcoming activities and give input on your interests. Meeting is held at 8203 Millennium Forest Dr. at the Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services Facility. Contact Debra debra@debrawymore.com to get an item on the agenda.
 
–Backyard Composting Made Easy on Sat., March. 6, 11 a.m.–
Master Gardeners teach the basics of backyard composting, troubleshooting tips, starting a worm bin and using the finished product in the garden.  Take-home materials, freebies and a drawing for a free bin.  Compost bins are also available for purchase.  A free program of The Woodlands Township, the compost class is held at the Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services Facility at 8203 Millennium Forest Dr.  Call Bob for more information at 281-210-3924.
 
–Going Green Takes to the Road on Mon., March 8, at 7 p.m.—
Making The Woodlands A Bicycle Friendly Community is the topic of discussion at the next Going Green lecture with David Hitchcock, TWG member with Houston Advanced Research Center, and Ron Keichline, from the Woodlands Cycling Club.  Program begins at 7 p.m. at South County Regional Library on Lake Robbins Rd. in Town Center.  Contact Randall for more information rcade55@consolidated.net.
 
— Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle: A Conservation Story on Thurs., March 11 at 7:30 p.m.–
Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series present Carole Allen with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project.  Featured in O Magazine, the local heroine reveals the adventurous life of the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. Learn how conservation efforts on the Texas coast are increasing the numbers of the rare Texas treasure. This free program of The Woodlands Township meets at McCullough Jr. High School.  Volunteer greeters needed, contact Lucinda at lvaldes@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov or call 281-210-3925.
 
 
TWG E-News is the e-mail connection for members of The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N.  For updates on activities, visit www.thewoodlandsgreen.org.
 
Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady

March 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

New Members + Solar TX

ECOS Club,
 
We received 22 new members through the Activity Mart, so WELCOME, new greenies, to the ECOS Club! Please make sure to check out our blog at https://ecosclub.wordpress.com to learn more about us (it has pictures, past events, minutes and all of our e-mails!).
 
Our regularly scheduled meetings are normally on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, from 1PM-2PM, but we’ve made a club decision to actually do most of our work through e-mail. We’ll be still doing events, but instead of having a meeting to talk about upcoming events, we will mostly be sending out e-mails and updating the blog regarding it. We welcome your input on this change, of course! What this boils down to is: If we have any meetings, we will e-mail you first to let you know about the change, but until then, our regularly scheduled meetings are discontinued.
 
We also recently created a group with erideshare to help faciliate the carpooling effort on campus. That group is http://lscmontgomery.erideshare.com/ In order to post something, you must create an account with erideshare (it’s free and they do not spam). Whenever you click the link, “Post your carpool offer/request” it asks for a group password at the end of the form. That password is abc123$
 
We recently got an e-mail from a Josh Freiman,
 
I am trying to help get petition postcards sent and phone calls made to Gov. Rick Perry to support a new solar energy initiative. Unfortunately, a lot of the organzing goes on down in Houston, but I think there is some untapped local interest here in Montgomery County. I hoped that you and other members of the MOCO-ECO organization might consider adopting this environmental cause and maybe spending some time trying to get students at Lone Star college to sign on.  
Here’s a link to the campaign website: www.gosolartexas.org
I hope you all consider getting involved with me, and I look forward to hearing back from you. You can reach me by email or phone at 713-775-7688.
 
If anyone is interested in getting involved with this campaign please go ahead and contact him and check out the website.
 
That’s all for now, but stay turned for information on the butt-out (cigarette clean-up) date with Keep TX Beautiful and our video skit!
 
Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady
ECOS President

February 11, 2010 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

Erideshare Group + The Lost Generation!

ECOS,

We now have an erideshare group to host our carpooling effort and better organize our listings!

Check out the erideshare group by clicking here.( http://lscmontgomery.erideshare.com/)

All you need to do is create a basic account with erideshare (it’s free and they don’t spam you!) and then you can post your listing.

Check this video out!

Stay Green,
Crystal Lovelady

ECOS president

February 4, 2010 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

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