Topic: Environment

Derek Broman, wildlife biologist for the DFW Metroplex from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, will detail the components of a creating a wildscape for wildlife habitat using native vegetation. 

Chad Pregracke, CNN Hero of the Year, founder of Living Lands and Waters, will be at Earth Day Texas in the Automobile Building, Stage A.  

Saturday, April 26, 12:30-1:30 pm
Sunday, April 27, 3-4...

Speakers throughout the day talking about bees, native plants, prairies, bird habitats, sustainable gardens. In addition walks highlighting wildflowers, birds, insects and edible plants. See schedule on website. Free. Info: Jim Folger at or 214-663-2268.

Learn more about food issues, including GMOs, factory farming and pesticides, from visionary panel of speakers including Jane Goodall, Wayne Pacelle, Dean Ornish and Woody Harrelson. Hosted by John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution and would-be heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire. Free. 

Bring your e-waste (computers, cell phones, TVs, VCRs, appliances and other electronics) to the following Snappy Salad locations for recycling: 


5915 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX, 75230

5930 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX, 75093

6550 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75039



320 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080


With help from the Paschal High School Environmental Club, the FW Sierra Club will be accepting computers, laptops, cell & office phones, printers, copy machines, wiring & cables, remote controls, electronics, printers, ink cartridges, wiring, scanners, mouse, keyboards, monitors, TVs wiring, monitors household washers/ dryers, flat irons microwaves, lawn & sound equipment and auto...

Family friendly noncompetitve fundraiser for the Preserve. Participants receive a raffle ticket for each of four trails completed. 11 am prize drawing. Registrants get T-shirt while supplies last. $5-$10. Info: Robert Rinker, 817-881-2736 or

Earth Day celebrations featuring activities, airbrush tatoo artist, contests and food. 

In addition speakers will offer programs prior to the fest at the Student Center, WSTU 1303:

9:30 am - Easy Butterfly Gardening 

10 am - Big Time Into Small Things

10:30 am - Why We Do What We Do


Info: Joan Shriver at 817-515-7242 or...

Poet Evelyn Rogers will read from her book  A Little Piece of Mind, and discuss her love of poetry. In “A Little Piece of Mind,” the author reflects on changes she has seen during her life in our social and natural environment. Evelyn Rogers is a resident of Dallas, and works for the City of Dallas Environmental Services Department. Free.

Info: 214-670-8403 or...

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.