Aug 28,2016: An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of our National Parks 1916-2016

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is pleased to announce that it will host the National Parks Photography Project Exhibition beginning on June 17 and presenting through September 28. This extraordinary Collection Houses Burns’ photographs of all 59 us national parks, and celebrates the 2016 centennial anniversary of America’s National Park Service.  The exhibit enjoyed rave reviews during its run at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and will present in several venerable US museums throughout 2016-2017, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For more information, visit http://www.hmns.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibitions/the-national-parks-photography-project/ or call 713-639-4629.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Earth Talk: Environmental records of the VP Candidates

Dear EarthTalk: Where do the VP choices for the upcoming Presidential election (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence) stand in terms of environmental track record and commitment? — M.F.

Not surprisingly given the current political climate, the respective Vice Presidential candidates differ on most of the issues, including their policies on the environment and energy.

 

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton’s VP choice Tim Kaine has opposed big oil companies since his career as Virginia State Senator. He first endorsed a “25% renewables by 2025” goal back in 2007, and has continued his staunch support ever since. He has been a champion of diversifying America’s energy portfolio. “We’re not going to drill our way out of the long-term energy crisis facing this nation and the world… we can’t keep relying oil,” said Kaine back in 2008. He reinforced this position again in his 2012 Senate race by arguing against tax subsidies for major oil companies.

 

As far as environmental protection, he has not shown much of a track record in support or against. In May of 2013, he did vote affirmatively on a bill to protect ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems. The League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which puts out an annual national environmental scorecard for politicians, has attributed a 91 percent lifetime score to Kaine, clearly naming him as one of our nation’s leading politicians. More recently, in late 2015, Kaine voted against a bill that attacked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon pollution limits. Of course, a Republican dominated Congress passed the bill anyway, although President Obama quickly vetoed it to maintain stricter limits on carbon pollution.

 

Across the aisle, Donald Trump’s VP selection, Mike Pence, lacks any sort of environmental agenda in his political career. The LCV gives him a lifetime score of only four percent, meaning he is no friend of the environment. Pence, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013 when he assumed the Indiana governorship, voted against a “Cash for Clunkers” recycling program in 2009 and also voted no on a bill improving public transportation in 2008. Meanwhile, he voted affirmatively for deauthorizing critical habitat zones and approving forest thinning projects in 2005 and 2003, respectively.

 

As for energy policy, Pence supported the “25% renewable energy…” goal in 2007 like his opponent Kaine. However, since then, he has supported offshore drilling, opposed EPA regulation of greenhouse gases and voted without any environmental conscience. He also voted against incentives for alternative fuels, for the construction of new oil refineries, and against criminalizing oil cartels such as OPEC.

 

“I think the science is very mixed on the subject of global warming,” Pence stated in 2009. His record of the environment since then reflects his continued skepticism toward environmental protection efforts.

 

For environmentalists, Kaine is the obvious choice over Pence, which is no surprise given the Presidential candidates who selected each of them as running mates. While Hillary Clinton may have focused more attention on other political issues over her career, she has continuously supported environmental protection and the transition away from fossil fuels, while Donald Trump has fought environmental restrictions on his ability to operate his real estate empire and recently told reporters he would consider reneging on U.S. commitments to reduce greenhouse gases made at the recent Paris climate summit.

 

CONTACT: League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org.

 

 

 

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Aug 27,2016: Breastfeeding Class

This class will provide an explanation of the benefits of breastfeeding, importance of a support system, and tips to a successful start.You will learn about positioning, latch-on, early feedings and importance of assessing your baby’s intake. Breast pumping and storage, and maintaining a healthy milk supply is discussed for moms who plan to return to work or school. Partners are encouraged to attend. Register mom only. Payment must be received at the time of registration, to confirm your spot in the class

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Energy ONE Solar implies the benefits of Going Solar in Houston

Houston, Texas (americantowns) August 27, 2016 – “It’s time to use the sun to power your Houston home, farm or business,” a spokesperson from Energy ONE Solar stated. Over usage of fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources of energy has put Earth in danger, which is why the company states that going solar in Houston is going to help secure a better future.

A recent research revealed that an average home in the United States uses 10,000 kWh of energy per year. This energy consumption typically leads to $150,000 in lifetime power bills. Energy ONE Solar has been helping their clients in not just reducing, but also in eliminating utility bills for good.

“It is estimated that in the next 5-10 years, every home in America will pay a minimum of $.20 per kilowatt hour (kWh). In Houston, residents are already paying over 0.11$. Meaning if you consume 16,800 kWh in a year, you can count on paying your non-renewable utility provider more than $100,000 over the next 30 years,” the spokesperson said.

The company revealed that by switching to solar energy in Houston, users would be benefitted monetarily by not just saving on utility bills, but by taking on less maintenance of their high quality solar panels. Notably, solar panels users are entitled to receive incentives from the government and also get to earn by directing excess electricity produced, back to the grid.

Energy ONE Solar is the only solar company in the United States to offer continuing maintenance on the solar units installed both by themselves and their competitors as well. This is offered with an aim to help their clients reap the benefits of renewable energy for years to come. The company also stressed the fact that companies embracing solar power not just makes their business profitable, but also expresses their concern for the environment.

About Energy ONE Solar:

Energy ONE Solar is a leading provider of highest quality solar panels along with reliable installation and maintenance services. Their aim is to make every home and business energy independent. Visit https://energyonesolar.com/

Contact Name: Steven Black

Address:

1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard, Suite
Houston, Texas
The Woodlands
USA – 77380
Phone: 1-800-816-4453
Email : info@energyonesolar.com

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Aug 27,2016: Prepared Childbirth Class

This class places emphasis on the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy.

The stages of labor, the partner’s role, comfort measures, relaxation, breathing techniques and anesthesia options are discussed. Partners are encouraged to attend.

Date: monthly 2nd and 4th saturday

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Aug 26,2016: An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of our National Parks 1916-2016

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is pleased to announce that it will host the National Parks Photography Project Exhibition beginning on June 17 and presenting through September 28. This extraordinary Collection Houses Burns’ photographs of all 59 us national parks, and celebrates the 2016 centennial anniversary of America’s National Park Service.  The exhibit enjoyed rave reviews during its run at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and will present in several venerable US museums throughout 2016-2017, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For more information, visit http://www.hmns.org/exhibits/upcoming-exhibitions/the-national-parks-photography-project/ or call 713-639-4629.

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