The Galveston Bay Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend, and he reflects on the changes in the Bay over those decades: things were different in the 80’s, lots of battles, some good victories, lots still to do. The Bayou City Initiative is right in there on a key component of the Bay system–flooding. We tell him (and he kinda agrees) that this organization of organizations is playing a valuable role in framing the political will, already: Harris County and Houston have adopted new building regulations based on the 500 year flood! Woven into the program are poems, the natural system and our gift of enjoyment–the simple life.
Andy Taylor is the attorney for Stop the District and Daphne Scarborough is one of the group’s organizers. The story is a living example of “You can beat City Hall.” This show is a must for those who hope to change things–they tell how to research, organize, make your voice heard, AND WIN.
Jackie Young, San Jacinto River Coalition, and Scott Jones, Galveston Bay Foundation, join us with good news and a message of continued effort required, always. The EPA is parallel tracking the pit removal decision–design and no appeal delays. Harvey and the giant, but unknown chemical releases around the Bay make us realize the importance of action NOW, and these two are on the job–researching, cleaning up, monitoring, and political action–by the way, do you think your congressional candidate knows where the problems are for all these things? Listen now
On this beautiful day, it’s time to get outdoors, listen to and understand the birds now migrating north over the Texas coast. It’s also time to take care of our coast–and to do that, all it takes is participation, the political part is coming right up. Jim talks about holding our representatives accountable, but we can’t do it without transparency in the process. Stay tuned and participate! Listen now
April 7 is the day, TXRX on Roberts is the place. Bring your broken stuff to the Repair Cafe, and let us take a look and fix it for you. Repair it, don’t throw it away, is always a good way to do things, and this new effort adds another opportunity to the mix. The first event fixed everything from weed eaters to mowers to toasters to cell phones. Check out Transition Houston for all the details.