All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and 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.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

Robert W. Haley, M.D. will present a program on climate change and our health. Dr. Haley is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Internal Medicine Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center and holder of the U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Distinguished Chair for Medical Research Honoring America's Gulf War Veterans.

Monthly gathering of DFW environmental groups and activists to share information on local issues.

Topics to be discusssed:

A) Sat., July 28 -Learn about electric bus field trip 

B) Wed., Aug. 1 - Want to know what Dallas Resiliency Plan is about and some of the environmental projects within in?  Come to this briefing.

C) Wed., Aug. 14 - Council Vote on the Resiliency Plan.

D) Your Announcements/Political Happenings - Susan Cooper and others are welcome to make them for your favorite candidate.

E) A Climate Plan for Dallas?  Come and learn more.

The city of Fort Worth is drafting an Environmental Master Plan with long range strategies to guide the city's environmental programs and services. Join the series of community conversations 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..

These topics will be discussed: 

May 21, 2018 – Litter Management & Control

May 24, 2018 – Hazardous Materials

May 29, 2018 – Water Quality

May 30, 2018 – Land Quality, Site Reclamation & Brownfields

May 31, 2018 – Air Quality

Food, drink and program highlighting the cultural and historical significance of Joppa as well as celebrating our determined effort to preserve and revitalize it. Spoken word artist Rage Almighty is emcee.


Sponsorships are available for $500, 250 and $100 levels.

A public hearing is being held regarding a SUP for zoning changes that would allow an additional batch plant and asphalt plant to be located in Joppa (residents prefer Joppee) - an area landlocked by industry with the Trinity on its other boundary. The issue will come up no earlier than 1 p.m.

Both the Dallas Sierra Club and Public Citizen have been on the forefront of this issue, meeting and talking with Councilman Kevin Felder. Both groups attended his most recent town hall meeting where residents voted NOT to have these plants in their area due to pollution.

Protect the air in historic Joppa, nearby Oak Cliff neighborhoods and Great Trinity Forest. Call or write your Dallas City Council member and Mayor Rawlins. A community meeting at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, 6-8 on Thursday, March 22, will present information about the proposed zoning change and concrete batch plants. Here are some talking points about the zoning change requested by Union Pacific, to be considered in the March 28 meeting of Dallas City Council.

Walk through historic Joppa neighborhood to pass out fliers, encourage residents to attend community meeting on March 22, at St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, and City Hall Council Meeting on March 28, about 2 pm. These three dates are part of a campaign to prevent permitting of two new concrete batch plants next to this historic black community. The neighborhood already suffers from having an asphalt batch plant next door. Write to your Dallas city council person to say that Joppa suffers enough already.

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Downwinders' No Safe Level PM Campaign Committee will be sharing their proposal for a sustainable bus system to the regular meeting of the North Texas Transit Riders. Buses are a major source of PM 2.5 pollution, even when they're powered by natural gas. Come hear about our "Green Streets" campaign to electrify DART and protect riders on the ground. Free and open to the public.

The purpose of this symposium is to educate and bring awareness to the impacts of climate change in North Texas and discuss how we, as North Texans, can address and mitigate those impacts. Speakers include Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who will be giving the Introduction, State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon who will be sharing his knowledge on climate change impacts and solutions in the keynote address, and a variety of panelists to cover topics such as Resilience/Urban Planning/ Infrastructure, Climate and Environmental Justice, and Climate Change and the Local Economy.