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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:

Sprinkler Demo Stations

Sprinkler System 101

Setting Your Controller

Drip Conversion

Simple Repairs

Efficiency Retrofits

Installing/Testing Rain and Freeze Sensors

 

SmartScape Talks With Master Gardeners

Landscape Design – 9:30 a.m.

Plant Selection – 10 a.m.

Improving Soil & Maintenance – 10:30 a.m.

Ask a Master Gardener – 11 a.m.

 

Demonstration garden tours & free water efficient toolkits

 

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.

Dallas Water Utilities is accepting entries for its 23rd annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour. The tour to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water. See website for entry information and judging criteria to enter your landscape in this year’s tour.

Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel.

Cost: $50 per barrel

Please complete the form to RSVP for this course: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2016/october-18-2016-saving-from-a-rainy-...

 

Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

The Memnosyne Institute's Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards was launched in 2012 and has since honored many outstanding green leaders in North Texas.

COLLIN COUNTY 

Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market: http://www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

McKinney Farmers Market: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp

DALLAS COUNTY 

An evolution of the annual Smartscape Tour of Coppell, the Sustainable Home and Garden Tour will expand to include features such as solar, rain water catchments, compost methods and backyard habitats in addition to Smartscape design. The idea of this self-guided yard tour is to provide people the opportunity to talk to homeowners about the real impact of investing in features that can be both beneficial to the environment and cost saving. Tour goers will be able to attend all five stops or pick and choose locations that are most relevant to their interests.

Family friendly event with a focus on its ecofriendly exhibitors and education. More than forty vendors will showcase their green products and services. Classes and demonstrations on environmental awareness will take place throughout the day. Ecofest Arlington will also have many children's activities including games, crafts and educational presentations. The city will be giving away trees while supplies last. Free.

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