Keeping the Stars Bright Over Big Bend

Better lighting, using less energy, and saving more stars!

Come learn the basics of dark sky friendly lighting and how you can help protect the starry night skies over the Big Bend.

With Amber Harrison and Ryan Thorton of the Big Bend Ranch State Park and Matt Lara of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance.

At the Starlight Theater in Terlingua
Saturday, September 10
5:30pm-6:30pm

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Clean Out your Closet for Big Bend

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Would you like to do some summer cleaning? We will put your stuff to good use!
 
Savers Thrift on Burnet Rd in Austin, one of our business supporters, has offered to pay by the pound for donated items so we’re going to have a little party!
 

July 16, 2016

10am-3pm

1200 Windsor Rd., Austin 78703

 
The location is a big pink and blue Victorian looking house with a large yard. Drop your items in the truck out front, then join us for conversation and refreshments (read: cold wine, beer, gin cocktails and non-alcoholic bevvies) on the lawn. Information on the Trans Pecos Pipeline and the BBCA, as well as fun merchandise, will be available on site.
 
It is also a going-away party for Austin event and volunteer coordinator, Margaret Shugart, as she prepares to start at Vermont Law School for environmental law. And we will be introducing Jennifer Conway, who will be stepping in to help from here forward!
 
RSVP via Facebook HERE

Details about donations:

Every pound of soft items is worth 20 cents and each pound of hard items is worth 5 cents. Our goal is to gather at least 1000 pounds! And you can feel doubly good, because Savers donates their profits to Easter Seals, providing additional funding for adults and children with disabilities in our community.
 
They will accept:
All clothing / handbags / luggage / duffle bags / wallets
 
Bedding / linens / kitchen linens / pillows
 
All media: records/dvds/books/VHS
 
Toys/games
 
Knik Knacks: jewelry/ crafts / candles / picture frames / ornaments
 
Kitchen house ware: plates / pots / cups / glassware / cutlery / silverware
 
Working Electrical: cd players / VHS / DVD players / toasters / blenders / irons etc
 
Regarding furniture: They can accept it, but we will not be paid for it at this time. We’re happy to load it and take it for you though!
 
They Do Not Accept: all weapons, hazardous materials, construction materials, flammable products, automobile parts, damaged furniture, beds, bedding parts (headboards, frames etc), televisions, computer monitors, infant car seats, cribs and other infant products restricted by law, swing sets, food, pets, large appliances, marine vessels, swimming pools, vehicles, cash and intangible property.
 
For a list of all our business partners (so we can all support them too!) please visit: http://www.bigbendconservationalliance.org/get-involved/businesspartners/

Trans Pecos Documentary Trailer Viewing and Discussion at The Granada in Alpine: 06-09-16

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Trans Pecos Documentary Trailer Viewing and Discussion at Patagonia

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Please join us a screening of a documentary trailer about the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and a discussion of the project and its ramifications.

We will have a video booth on site to capture your love of and thoughts on the Big Bend region, why it is special and what it means to you. It will be broadcast via a live channel and captured for YouTube. Come share your experiences!

RSVP through our Facebook Page

Sunday, June 5
Doors at 5pm, discussion from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Hosted by Patagonia Austin, the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, and Wolf Bird Productions.

Thank you for helping us spread the word! We looking forward to seeing you there.

(photo by Vicki Gibson)

White House Petition Kickoff Party

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WHAT:We’re having a party at Stay Gold
WHY: No sane human wants a pipeline through the virgin Chihuahuan desert solely for the profit of a giant corporation. We’re starting a petition to get 100,000 signatures to the desk of President Obama for his attention regarding this disturbing matter.
WHEN: Saturday Feb 20th at 8pm // $10 at the door // three great bands
Spread the word, let your voice be heard.