Earth Day is coming up on Sunday, April 22nd! And this year Dallas will celebrate the weekend with it’s 3rd annual Earth Day Dallas at Fair Park. This is a great chance for you and the family to learn saving the environment. This free event will also feature several guest speakers including former first lady, Laura Bush.
Britt Krieger is the Project Manager for Earth Day Dallas. She offers some advice on how we can make a difference in becoming more eco-friendly!
¢ Turn off the water while showering and brushing teeth
¢ Switch all your light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
¢ Stop using disposable bags–buy a few reusable bags from your local grocer or make your own
¢ Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles
¢ Teach your kids the difference between recyclable materials, trash and compost
¢ Walking, carpooling or taking the bus to school or work
¢ Repurpose unused items. For example, empty egg cartons make great paint wells, seed starters or treasure boxes for kids
¢ Turn off lights, and even make it a competition or game
You can learn a lot more at Earth Day Dallas. The main focus of the festival will be the Eco Expo where leaders of the green movement will teach visitors about being responsible.
In addition to the Eco Expo you can enjoy:
- Green Talk Speaker Series with topics including water, global warming and the future sustainability of North Texas
- Artfully Green Film Series
- Family Zone featuring Radio Disney and hands-on environmental activities
- University Row with over 20 universities and colleges
- Live music at the Band Shell featuring Amos Lee
- Home & Garden Workshop corner demonstrating composting, rainwater harvesting, and green money-saving tips
- Earth Yoga
- Picnic for the Planet: Help break the world's record for the largest, simultaneous global picnic!
- DFW Truck Farm 5K Fun Run
- Live BMX shows
- Dallas Urban Debate Alliance environmental, student debates
- Dance Performances
Again Earth Day Dallas is Saturday and Sunday — April 21st and 22nd at Fair Park. The festival will be open from 10 am until 6 pm both days. And remember it’s a free event. You can find out a lot more about the event online at www.earthdaydallas.org.