Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla will talk about urban asthma, especially in children, and what is known about causation.  And Bill Greer will talk about Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.

All welcome. Free.

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

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or [email protected]


Native plant sale benefitting Molly Hollar Wildscape. Sale features large variety of plant species grown organically at the Greenhouse by Wildscape volunteers.


Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

Free. Register on website.

Free event featuring breakout sessions, covering urban farming, fracking, honeybees, corporate sustainability, home energy efficiency and environmental legislation and more.

Field trip to DaVinci School, recycled art show, Earth Day fest and lunch.

Keynote speaker is Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

A Peep at the Coops is a tour of backyard coops in East Dallas, held in spring to show off the growing passion of chicken keeping. The 2014 tour will be the fifth annual tour, featuring coops in a range of styles and settings. Headquarters is the Stonewall Garden (at Matilda and Mockingbird) and all event proceeds will benefit the outdoor science program. Pick up map at Stonewall Gardens. $10.


In celebration of Earth Day, throughout April, your local Junk King will donate one percent of every job to 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Book now, and help us make 1% a BIG number. 


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Green celebrity Ed Begley Jr will be at Earth Day Texas talking about his sustainable lifestyle.

Saturday, April 26, 3-4pm 
Sunday, April 27, 1-2 pm 

[ibimage==6769==original_size==none==self==ibimage_left]Ed Begley Jr. has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. Since 1970, he has been an environmentalist, beginning with buying his first electric vehicle (a Taylor-Dunn golf cart style vehicle), recycling, and becoming a vegan. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, on the television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations, and his most recent reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife. He promotes eco-friendly products like the Toyota Prius, Envirolet composting toilets and Begley's Best Household Cleaner.

Rainwater harvesting is a viable alternative water source for your landscape, garden, livestock, firefighting and both indoor non-potable and potable uses. Rainwater University will have presentations and hand on training from rainwater harvesting experts from around the country. From constructing a 55-gallon rain barrel or small home system; designing and installing large commercial rainwater collection systems above and below ground; understanding how to irrigate from your cistern. This event has it all. Sign up for one day or all three, daily topics out- lined below at http;//dallas.tamu.edu

April 16
• Small and Large Scale Residential Collection Systems (55 to 2,000 gallon)
• Irrigating with collected rainwater – with or without a pump

April 17
• Large Scale Commercial Systems (10,000 gallons +)
• Underground and Above Ground Collection Systems
• Non-potable and Potable Uses of Rainwater
• Installing an Irrigations System from your Rainwater Harvesting System

April 18
• Low Impact Development – Green Roofs and Rain Gardens
• Stormwater Protection
• LEED credits for Water Conservation
• EPA WaterSense Program

9 a.m.: Backyard Composting

Arlington Master Composters will demonstrate how to improve the quality of your soil and spend less time and money fertilizing and watering your landscape. 

10 a.m.: Irrigation 101
Arlington Utilities will discuss the basic parts of an irrigation system, typical maintenance issues, water scheduling techniques and water efficient technologies to save water and money.


Info: Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628 or [email protected]

Develop a plan to succeed in drought conditions. Class held on Tuesdays. Free. Preregister: Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628 or [email protected]