Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo where 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.

Craft food, drinks, music, live auction...and more. Special guests Angela Hunt& Wylie H Dallas

All proceeds will be used to support anti-tollroad candidates for the Dallas City Council. $50.

Memnosyne Institute presents its 4th Annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Georgeann Moss, Dallas County Community College District.

Winners in five categories will be announced in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional, Small Business Entrepreneur, Large Business or Nonprofit (Project or Program) Small Nonprofit Organization and Volunteer.  

A bus will leave Denton (6:30 am) and Fort Worth (7:30 am) to go to Austin to demand that cities get to keep local control of their ordinances be it fracking or a bag ban. $15. Info: Sharon Wilson, Earthworks, sharson@gmail.com.   

Signup at: http://www.texassharon.com/2015/02/17/say-no-big-govt-get-bus-tell-rep/

New Sierra Club chapter for residents in Denton and Collin Counties hosts this water planning meeting with water planning and conservation expert speakers from the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter and local water districts and municipalities.

Info: Brandi Price at brandirealemail@gmail.com.

Residents in Denton and Collin counties who are interested in lessening their ecological footprint on their communities now have a place to come together in the Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group. 

This will be an introductory meeting where attendees can join the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots. Members can learn about upcoming meetings where guest speakers will discuss protecting natural areas, water conservation, long-range water planning, gardening and hiking trips. Members will also learn about environmental issues that directly impact Denton and Collin counties. 

The Sierra Club Cross Timbers Group will hold meetings in both Denton and Collin counties. If anyone would like to serve on the group’s leadership committee or for more information, contact Brandi Price at brandirealemail@gmail.com.

UPCOMING: The group will hold a water planning meeting with water planning and conservation expert speakers from the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter and local water districts and municipalities on March 23. SEE GREENSOURCEDFW.ORG CALENDAR LISTING.

Topic: "Spring Planting; Sowing the Seeds for Energy and Sustainable Harvest in North Texas."
Presenter: Stephen Studicka, Lynn Stoked, Don Moulton and Dallas Master Gardeners.
 
Stephen Studnicka will present Midway Hills Cristian Church's energy harvesting efforts and goals. MHCC is host to our monthly meetings. Church members Lynn Stoked and Con Moulton will do a presentation of their solar installation. Dallas Master Gardeners will give a presentation about their organization and water-wise gardening.

Zac Trahan of Texas Campaign for the Environment will lead an interactive discussion about potential environmental bills during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session. It has always been difficult to pass good environmental legislation at the State Capitol, but this year is shaping up to be the toughest challenge yet. Sierra Club is working with groups like Texas Campaign for the Environment and many others to pass the best bills possible and to defeat negative environmental bills that would result in more pollution, not less. Industry lobbyists are currently targeting the numerous local ordinances that DFW cities have passed on contentious issues such as fracking and single-use shopping bags, pushing legislation that would over-ride and pre-empt our right to local control. Learn more about this and other potential environmental legislation—and get plugged in to ways you can help influence state lawmakers on behalf of a cleaner, greener world.

This meeting, chaired by Sierra Club Conservation Chair Rita Beving, updates local environmentalists on current critical issues.

This month, learn about the latest in the legislature, Green Source DFW awards, 3 upcoming lobby day events and more.

This meeting, chaired by Sierra Club Conservation Chair Rita Beving, updates local environmentalists on current critical issues.

Former state rep. Lon Burnam will speak on legislative issues.


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