Author and permaculture expert Nate Downey will host the all-day workshop, focusing on harvesting rain water in storage tanks. Downey, who has been designing and installing cistern systems for two decades, will talk about the components of a successful system that can turn storm water into an actual resource. $99.

Author and permaculture expert Nate Downey will speak on the water-harvesting industry as an economic engine that will drive the country toward real sustainability. Part of DCCCD's Clean economy series. $10. 

Downey will also host an all-day workshop on June 28.

Choosing Texas-friendly plants that are well-adapted to our area and weather conditions makes a big difference in the success of your landscape. Learn about soil preparation, which plants work best in our clay soil and our North Central Texas climate. After the talk, stroll through the teaching garden to see the drought-tolerant, native plants up-close. Free. 


In celebration of Earth Day, throughout April, your local Junk King will donate one percent of every job to 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Book now, and help us make 1% a BIG number. 


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The Village Park Eco Home is a net zero-energy ready house demonstrating how to build a high-performance, energy efficient, healthy home using building science. Sustainable and recycled materials are included resulting in minimal impact on the environment. The house is a certified DOE Challenge Home, Energy Star Home and Green Built Texas Home.

Tours are being held on the weekends through May 11, 11am-4pm, Sat and noon-5pm, Sun.

A shuttle bus will pick you up, take you to the house and return you to your car. Parking is available in The Marketplace at Highland Village shopping center.   


Hosted by Keep Coppell Beautiful, this class will focus on energy and how to save energy, money and the environment. Learn how you can make a difference with lighting, shading, sealing your home and choosing energy-efficient appliances, heaters and cooling equipment. Free. Info: 972-462-5100.

Celebration of the end of the spring semester with fun, food and games and celebrating Arbor Day. Free for TCC faculty/staff/students. Info: Mike Cinatl, 817-515-3036.

This program will give property managers techniques on implementing indoor water conservation, drip irrigation, new water conserving technologies, cycle and soak, lawn care during drought or water restrictions, proper plant selection, foundation watering, tree watering, and irrigation scheduling. This class is intended for property managers associated with homeowner associations, apartment complexes and large commercial properties but is also open to the public. Patrick Dickinson, Urban Water Program Coordinator with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, will be the speaker. Free.

Info: Dustan Compton at or 817-459-6628.

The Earth Day festival is a community-wide family event featuring vendors, workshops, plant sales, kid’s activities and entertainment. Free.

8:30am-noon: Community Clean Up. Register @

10am-1pm: Environmental & Health Fair. Booths promoting healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. Kid's activities, workshops. Paper shredding for residents. Clothes, housewares and electronics collection.