The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the program starts at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.
GENERAL MEETING PROGRAM:
The Texas Coastal Exchange: A New Conservation Tool, presented by Jim Blackburn
A new conservation tool has been developed here in Houston called the Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX) that funds landowners through an innovative donation and grant system to maintain and protect important ecosystems that perform important actions that benefit all of us. TCX will allow individuals, non-profits and corporations wishing to sequester their carbon footprint to make a donation that will be used to make grants to landowners who are providing the service of storing carbon dioxide in the soil of their marshes, forest or prairie ecosystems. The potential exists for these concepts to be expanded to reducing flooding footprints and increasing water availability, all the while benefiting pollinators and ecological diversity.
Speaker: Jim Blackburn, environmental lawyer and planner, co-director of the SSPEED Center at Rice University, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice and author of A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast, November 2017, Texas A&M University Press.