Apr 21 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! EarthX - Dallas

Mar 27 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 6:00pm
Earth X
Fair Park
Dallas , TX

Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 20-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest. 

Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.

"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."

Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, melinda.garde@earthx.org

 

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Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion - Dallas (Extended thru Aug. 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. The exhibit has been extended through the end of August.

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Natural Grocers - Casa Linda: Earth Day Sale - Dallas (Thru April 22)

Apr 20 2018 - 8:00am to Apr 21 2018 - 9:00pm
Natural Grocers - Casa Linda
9440 Garland Road, Suite 150
Dallas , TX

Get a free, reusable grocery bag with purchase; earn double {N} power points; and have a chance to win a $25 gift card. Take our Ladybug Love Pledge to save beneficial insects and the ecosystem. Enter to win a $100 gift card!

Class on Lady Bug Love about the beneficial insect on April 22 at 3 p.m.

Info: Sarah Beckendorff, nhc.cl@naturalgrocers.com

Earth x - Dallas (Thru April 22)

Apr 20 2018 - 10:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 6:00pm
Fair Park Dallas , TX

World's largest eco-expo featuring green nonprofits, businesses and schools. Demos, speakers, live music, food, children's activities and films. Free.

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Keep Grapevine Beautiful: Earth Day Celebration - Grapevine

Apr 21 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am
Town Square Gazebo
Downtown
Grapevine , TX

Vendors, educational presentations, crafts and information on environmentally friendly living and shopping local at Town Square Gazebo in downtown Grapevine. 

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Spring Plant Sale - Dallas

Apr 21 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Good Local Market
9150 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Native plant sale at Good Local Market's White Rock location.

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Free Bags for the Biosphere - Waco

Apr 21 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Waco Downtown Farmers Market
500 Washington Ave
Waco , TX

Complimentary reusable shopping bags will be distributed for the 5th year. 

Collin County Master Gardeners: Plant Sale - McKinney

Apr 21 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Myars Park
7117 County Road 166 Show Barn
McKinney , TX

Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, grasses, succulents and more.

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Red River Unitarian Universalist Church: Earth Day Texoma - Sherman

Apr 21 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Buffalo Exchange: Earth Day $1 Sale - Dallas

Apr 21 2018 - 10:00am
Buffalo Exchange
3424 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

Dallas’ top resale fashion store will offer a special selection of $1 clothing and accessories with all proceeds going to The 5 Gyres Institute in support of their efforts to reduce ocean plastic pollution. 

Sale starts at 10am; while supplies last. Shoppers are encouraged to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) to the cash-only sale and to get there early since $1 items go fast.

Keep Denton Beautiful: Denton Redbud Festival - Denton

Apr 21 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Denton Civic Center
321 E McKinney
Denton , TX

Fest features dozens of vendor booths with plant sales, home improvement products and local/handmade crafts, as well as special celebratory activities for Arbor Day, a Kids' Zone with bounce houses, a live TRASHion Fashion Runway Show at noon, educational workshops and live music. Local printer Pan Ector Industries will be live printing exclusive Redbud Festival and Keep Denton Beautiful merchandise.

Marshall Grain: Shade Gardens - Grapevine

Apr 21 2018 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

This free class provides you with a list of plants that love the shade and shows you how to combine their rich and intriguing textures and foliage colors to create an inviting shade garden.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Spring Pollinators - Southlake

Apr 21 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Thanks to the wonderful work of pollinators, much of the food we eat and flowers and plants we enjoy are possible. Learn about how you can make a positive difference in your home environment with Master Gardener Sher Dunaway. Sher’s lecture will focus on how you can provide a diverse assortment of flowering plants and encourage native species in your landscape. Weather permitting, we will take a walk through the Bob Jones Nature Center Pollinator Garden to illustrate how to bring color and friendly wildlife to your yard.

$7.

Info: admin@bjnc.org

Liveable Arlington: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, New Science on the Harms of Fracking and its Infrastructure - Fort Worth

Apr 21 2018 - 1:00pm
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Lane
Ft Worth , TX

Biologist, author and cancer survivor, Dr. Sandra Steingraber writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.

She is th co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Rolling Stone called the new edition, “the most authoritative study of its kind.”

Steingraber is the recipient of many awards including the 17th Annual Heinz Foundation Award, named Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year, the Rachel Carson Leadership Award

She is the author of Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis; Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood; Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment.

Talk is free and open to public.

Info: Ranjana Bhandari, liveablearlington@gmail.com