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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Women in the Environment

Nonprofit Women in the Environment (WE) is a group of passionate professionals developing solutions to environmental challenges across Dallas-Fort Worth industries by breaking down barriers and reinventing themselves. They each bring unique skills, perspectives and experiences while serving in an organization that strengthens networking and leadership skills.

The diversity of their membership spans the fields of education, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental law, food systems, geology, landscaping and irrigation, LEED real estate, materials management, public agencies, recycling, renewable energy, resource conservation, sustainability, water management and more.

As networkers, they encourage information sharing and collaboration among those employed in the environmental sector; educators and students in area colleges and universities; and innovators at all levels. The group regularly hosts Lunch and Learn tours of top-notch performers in the environmental space. They learned about innovations put into place at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the Denton Convention Center, which has earned gold LEED certification by the Green Building Council.

A few weeks earlier, a group of Texas Christian University nursing students joined a morning discussion at the Mind Your Garden and Texas Healthy Communities in east Fort Worth. On June 11, colleagues, families and friends are invited to learn about the sustainability practices at the Dallas Zoo, followed by lunch and casual tours of the animals, habitats, and exhibits.

President Linda Pavlik says, “We are extremely proud of our collaborative relationships with the University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas College’s multiple campuses. Not too long ago, Oncor hosted an informal outreach lunch for students seeking environmental careers across the board.”

Pavlik shares, “Never stop learning. Experience the good and the bad, and always seek to learn more about innovations in all areas of life and work. Seek to engage with people who share your interest in shaping a sustainable environment. Participate in environmental study projects. By building our membership and networks in business and academia, we strongly believe not only will we grow personally and professionally, but we will also contribute to environmental sustainability.”

WE will stage a social event in August at the Perot Museum of Science and History “Thursdays on Tap” series with the theme of N-E-T-W-O-R-K-I-N-G.

Women in the Environment is located at 1200 Summit Ave., Ste. 770, in Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-332-2972, email [email protected] or visit