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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers. 

This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.

Inaugural graduating class of Downwinders' activist training course. Reception afterwards at Bryan Street Tavern. RSVP to downwindersatrisk@gmail.com or 469-608-1972.

 

Presenter: Erik L. Orsak, Branch of Restoration and Pre-listing. Division of Environmental Quality - Arlington Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Erik has worked for the Fish and Wildlife Service for twenty years. He currently serves as a branch chief in the Arlington Office of the FWS. He holds a B.S. in biology with a chemistry minor, and a M.S. in biology with emphasis on environmental science from the University of North Texas. His areas of expertise include toxicology, water quality evaluations, and endangered species exposure to environmental contaminants. 

Forum to discuss the proposed disposal well in East Fort Worth.

READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW.ORG ARTICLE

Monthly gathering of DFW environmental groups and activists to share information on local issues. 

Info: Rita Beving, Dallas Sierra Club, 214-557-2271 or antiquerita@aol.com.

Presenter Lemuel Randolph, director of Arlington Parks and Recreation, will provide an update on the department's goals. Now in his third year with APRD, Lemuel Randolph came to Arlington in 2014 from the city of McKinney where he served as the director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces.  With a total of 23 years of experience directing municipal parks and recreation departments, Randolph has also worked for the cities of Missouri City, Sugar Land and San Bernardino.

Nature walks, wildlife demonstrations and environmental activities at Dayspring Nature Preserve.

Discover the incredible story of the woodpecker.  From shaping entire ecosystems with the tip of their bill to a call like no other, these birds are more than meets the eye. Find out the threats they face and how you can help ensure their survival. From drumming to snake fights, don’t miss your chance to learn fascinating facts about this quirky family as we explore the wild world of woodpeckers. Presented by Jenna Hanson and Ben Jones of the Dallas Zoo Wild Earth Academy. Refreshments @6:30 p.m. All welcome.

Gathering of North Texas environmental groups to share news and network. This month's topics include:

A) What's new at the Legislature?  The Railroad Commission Sunset bill is out, what does it mean for us? There are other new bills out, so I will have an updated bill sheet.

B) April 29 Climate March?  There is talk about having one besides the one that is going on in Austin....do you want to help organize?  Let's have a discussion about it.

C) Radioactive waste hearing report  - what happened at Hobbs and Andrews public meetings? Come and learn more.

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