Join Us for the Alliance for Clean Texas (ACT) Lobby Day

Tuesday, April 25, 9 am – 4 pm 

Legislative Conference Center, Rm E2.002
 
The 85th Texas Legislative Session is now in its final weeks.
We need you now to help us push good environmental bills to help protect our families and our communities.

The Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) represents a coalition of environmental, public interest, consumer rights and religious organizations dedicated to improving public health, quality of life and the environment in Texas by working for change at the regulatory and legislative levels.

The ACT coalition addresses: clean air, water and energy, reforming the Texas Railroad Commission, advocating for local control, better waste and recycling practices, and parks and land conservation.

At the ACT Lobby Day,  you will:

Learn lobby basics

Hear about environmental bills

Team up to visit legislative offices – we are making appointments

  Help push important bills

 
Join us today to help get good legislation passed in these remaining weeks of the session.

RSVP by Friday, April 21 to attend by emailing rita.beving@gmail.com.

Thank You,

Rita Beving, ACT Coordinator, 214.557.2271

Air Alliance Houston • Clean Water Action • Environment Texas • Environmental Defense Fund

• Public Citizen Texas • Sierra Club • Texas Campaign for the Environment • Texas League of Conservation Voters • Texas Impact

Circles of Resistance – People’s Climate March – Houston

We will come together from across the greater Houston area and across Texas to strengthen our movement. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action..

We invite you to join the Peoples Climate Movement on Saturday, April 29th as we march to:.

– Advance solutions to the climate crisis that are rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
– Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
– Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
– Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
– Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.
-Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech..

March with us on April 29th as we come together to resist and march for our families, our communities and our planet.

Farewell Adrian + 25 Years of Clean Air

TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Come join Air Alliance Houston as we bid farewell to outgoing Executive Director Adrian Shelley and Celebrate 25 years of work for clean air and a healthy future.

In March 1992, the Galveston Houston Association of Smog Prevention was founded to reduce air pollution and protect public health in the Houston region. Twenty-five years later, Air Alliance Houston is the Houston region’s leading air quality and public health organization. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of bringing clean air and a healthy future to all Houstonians.

Air Alliance Houston is also wishing farewell to Adrian Shelley, our executive director for the last four years. Please join us to celebrate clean air, bid Adrian goodbye, and look to the future of Air Alliance Houston.

A Path Forward for Clean, Healthy Port Communities

Register for the event here on EventBrite!

A clean and healthy future is possible! At this community meeting, we will learn from organizer Jesse Marquez who helped create a roadmap for zero emissions at the Ports of Long Beach and LA to help residents near the ports breathe a little easier and find economic growth alongside technological innovation.

Learn about what WE can do to help support the health of our Houston area communities and contribute to economic prosperity.

Why Zero Emissions?

Diesel emissions are linked to many health conditions, including asthma and other respiratory disorders, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. According to the Clean Air Task Force, diesel causes for adults in Texas:
  • 869 Premature Deaths
  • 759 Non-Fatal Heart Attacks
  • 155,793 Work Loss Days
  • 906,678 Minor Restricted Activity Days
And for children:
  • 941 Asthma ER Visits
  • 1,912 Acute Bronchitis
  • 24,541 Lower Respiratory Symptoms
  • 18,761 Upper Respiratory Symptoms
  • 40,894 Asthma Exacerbation
The total monetized value of health impacts is $7.6 Billion.