Sept. 14, 2015
In spring around Earth Day, it seems every community in North Texas has a green fest going on. Not so, some cities save their celebration for when it cools down in September. Here’s a calendar to keep track of the green gatherings in the coming months.
This annual fest hosted by the city of Dallas has a new location at the Dallas Farmers Market. Check out the local vendors, artisans and groups who are there to help you reduce your environmental footprint. Stop by the Green Source DFW booth and say hello.
This annual green fest features green vendors, classes, demos, children’s activities and free trees. One of the highlights is the Arlington Conservation Council’s "Fix It Green" tent with clever displays demonstrating simple and inexpensive changes that can save homeowners energy and money.
North Central Texas Council of Governments hosts this local event in conjunction with a nationwide celebration. Event-goers can visit with electric vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure retailers, EV fleet representatives, North Texas environmental and electric vehicle advocacy organizations and even an electricity-powered bicycle company. Show off your EV or test drive one. All attendees will be entered for a drawing to win a Nissan Leaf for a weekend.
Read the Green Source DFW article about the EV Expo.
The Keep Flower Mound Beautiful fair follows a city-wide cleanup and includes kids activities and booths promoting positive environmentally friendly and healthy practices such as water conservation, composting, gardening, native plant usage, healthy eating and exercise. There will be document shredding for Flower Mound residents along with drop-offs for electronic waste and gently used housewares and clothing. Free.
The sixth annual event is hosted by the North Texas Renewable Energy Group. See how homeowners and businesses are using solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies to save money and consume less of our natural resources. Homeowners or NTREG volunteers will be available at each site to provide information, share experiences and answer questions. Visit the tour website for a list of locations and photos of the site.
New this year is a drawing at Mike Renner’s home in Weatherford for a 90-watt solar panel with charger connector to charge mobile devices and appliances. Event-goers can also register to test drive a Nissan Leaf. Free.
Keep Coppell Beautiful’s annual Texas SmartScape Tour is a self-guided tour of Coppell landscapes and gardens featuring drought-tolerant native and adapted plants that require minimal irrigation. Maps can be picked up the day of the tour at the Helping Hands Community Garden. Free.
Enjoy vegetarian and veggie fair at Reverchon Park, along with music, animal friendly vendors and speakers touting the plant-based lifestyle. Get in line for the veggie corn dogs early. It will be worth the wait. Free.
The Memnosyne Institute hosts the second annual walk/run, benefitting GreenSourceDFW.org. The chip timed 5K will be held in a beautiful location to be announced this week. Enjoy green vendors, live music and mingling with North Texas’ green community. $25-$30.
Green vendors gather in Greenville for the annual event hosted by Greenville Farmers Market. There will be speakers, demos and exhibitors covering all areas of sustainability.
The main event for this three-day celebration is the Culinary Village at Lee Park, featuring the fare of North Texas chefs and farmers and live music. $75.
Did we leave off one of your favorite fall green events? Email [email protected].