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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:

Plug into what may be the most transformative Dallas municipal election in our lifetimes.

As Dallas' only grassroots green PAC, we can help elect an 8-person green voting majority to the Dallas City Council for the first time in history. Together we can make a big difference.

Sunday's Open Public Meeting: 

Help us draft a green questionnaire for all candidates that reflects the issues you and your group want addressed in this election

Network with other like-minded Dallas-based green activists 

Walk-thru the final line-up of Council candidates

Robert W. Haley, M.D. will present a program on climate change and our health. Dr. Haley is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Internal Medicine Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Distinguished Chair for Medical Research Honoring America's Gulf War Veterans.

It took years of lobbying and negotiating to update the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance. Steve Houser was there from day one in 2005 all the way up until the renegotiated ordinance was passed in 2018. The revisions include incentives for tree preservation and sustainable practices, as well as penalties for non-compliance.

Steve is currently negotiating with city hall on the natural next step for the ordinance; the addition of a Neighborhood Forest Overlay which will protect more trees and encourage proper maintenance.

Citizens' Climate Lobby's is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Info: Jacqueline Carney, tjcarney@charter.net

Ben Sandifer will tell us about Dallas' Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States. And Ranjana Bhandari will talk about Liveable Arlington, a grassroots organization advocating for a healthier city.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org

Katherine Hayhoe talks climate change and how it affects Texas with Dallas Morning News journalist Anna Kuchment.

Local environmentalists will hold a press conference at 11:45 a.m. prior to the vote.

RSVP : Rita Beving, Public Citizen, 214-557-2271 or rita.beving@gmail.com.

READ THE GREENSOURCEDFW ARTICLE

Hear about Texas Nameplate Company's transformation from being a water polluter to being a leader in environmental responsibility as shown by its two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards. Also get a short summary of the November elections.

Free. All welcome.

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Last week, Arlington City Council voted to approve an ordinance that would require all new apartment complexes to provide recycling. Thanks to public pressure from recycling advocates, city council members also said this was just Phase I and they called for more public input on recycling programs and policies that could apply to all existing apartments.

More than 100,000 Arlington residents live in apartments complexes and most of them do not have access to simple recycling programs for materials like glass, paper, plastics and metals. 

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