Posted on: May 19, 2017

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop June 3

Water coming from downspout to rain barrel.

Water is a precious natural resource, and conservation is vital. Students will learn about the importance of water conservation through the harvesting of rainwater, as well as techniques to use the harvested rain. 

Students will be shown how to build ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Certify Your Garden for Wildlife on June 10

Butterfly among red flowers

The Irving Be Green team is hosting a free workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 at Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail,  designed to help residents build the garden of their dreams that attracts pollinators and wildlife. Learn about the Irving...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Keep North Texas Skies Clear and Bright

Flowers in front of a tall building.

Spring weather in Texas can be beautiful, with sunny skies and seemingly clear air. But that bright sunshine masks what we don't always see - ozone forming in the atmosphere.

Take Care of Texas, a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Enviro...

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Learn more about Air Quality in North Texas
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Take a Spin Around Irving During Bike Month

Bike parked in front of a boutique.

With so many reasons to ride, what's yours?

Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to cel...

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Learn more about bicycling in Irving
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Proper Grease, Oil Disposal Keep Sanitary Sewer Lines Clean

Sewer line clogged with fats, oils and grease.

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few steps.

Do:

  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; remove oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipme...
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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Recycling In Irving

Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Photo: Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Irving has been recycling since the early 1990s, and over the years, what can and can’t be recycled has changed. But the city’s commitment to divert ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Get Greener With Classes, Workshops

Hand holding globe with butterfly on it.

Register for these and other Irving Think Green Be Green classes, workshops and activities. Visit the Classes and Events page for more information.

May 9 | Backyard Composting Short Class

6 to 8 p.m. | Max G. Greiner Environmental Center, Conflans Road...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irving Library is a...
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