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:

Per Dallas Sierra Club:

Come stand with us at the Exxon Shareholders Meeting to tell Exxon they've created this Climate Crisis and now they need to Pay$!

We will be meeting at 8:15 a.m. sharp at the pubic parking garage near the hotel where we will get set for the rally!

Steve Wiese, offers his perspective on solar market development in Texas. Steve will discuss how far we've come, what's been accomplished, and future challenges he envisions.

Steve leads Frontier Energy's Program Implementation Group, which actively manages various Energy Efficiency programs for several different utilities in Central Texas.

Harvard Professor Dr. Daniel Nocera will talk about his work with sustainable and distributed energy production and the "artificial leaf.”


The inaugural Earth Entrepreneurship forum, presented by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, focuses on current and near-future opportunities for ventures in energy, clean tech digital infrastructure and the connected grid.

The event will include multiple panel discussions from industry experts.

Featured Speakers:

Kevin Ryan (Merit Energy), Walter Guidroz (US Geological Survey), Jennifer Sanders (Dallas Innovation Alliance), and more.

Session on commercial building incentives for 2019 with Cary Betts, program manager specialist at Oncor.

This session will cover the following:

    •    Oncor 2019 Basic and Custom SOP incentives programs 

    •    Who is eligible for Commercial Incentives 

    •    How to participate in the program 

    •    Program process

    •    Changes to the 2019 programs compared to the 2018 programs. Including equipment eligibility and baseline changes for different measures

Arlington's gas well ordinance is being revised. Important revisions like always requiring a supermajority vote of 7 for setback waivers have been removed because industry does not approve of them. Please attend and ask city council to put that amendment back in. From January to June of last year close to a thousand Arlington residents asked city council at multiple hearings to not allow setback waivers to drill less than 600 feet from homes. They did not hear us then, and they are certainly not listening to us now. 

Dr. David Lary, physics professor at UT Dallas, will speak about his air quality monitoring projects and initiatives. Clean air advocates, EV owners/enthusiasts and anyone interested are welcome and encouraged to attend and connect with Dr. Lary.

Dr. Lary is one of the leaders of the DFW Air Research Consortium, which won the 2018 Green Source DFW award for Environmental Science and Innovation.

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.