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.

The city of Plano hosts this eco event held at the Plano Centre, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, featuring booths, kid’s activities and animal adoptions. 

Highlights include New York-based Bash the Trash, which builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. Sign up for the instrument-building workshop.

This community-wide clean up and fair hosted by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful is held at the Flower Mound Home Depot, 852 Long Prairie Road. Be sure to stop by the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas plant sale from 10am-1pm, featuring hard-to-find native plants.

Residents can also drop off paper for shredding  and as well as housewares and electronics. 

Event goers can enjoy hands-on environmental demonstrations, education booths, kid’s crafts, live music and an organic plant sale at Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd.

On your way, drop-off your usable household goods; household documents for shredding; and bulky trash items at Town Center Elementary parking.

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo where 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.

Presenter: Ramsey Kweik, Southern Methodist University Geothermal Labs
 
Depleted oil fields have potential for clean utility scale geothermal energy. Ramsey Kweik of the Southern Methodist University Geothermal Labs will share his studies of Fairway Field in East Texas. Research demonstrates considerable potential for geothermal development from old, depleted oil fields.

Meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.

Free.
  

Earth Hour began in 2007 in Australia to encourage individual households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Today more than 7,000 communities across the world participate in Earth Hour. 

Memnosyne Institute presents its 4th Annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Georgeann Moss, Dallas County Community College District.

Winners in five categories will be announced in the following categories: Nonprofit Professional, Small Business Entrepreneur, Large Business or Nonprofit (Project or Program) Small Nonprofit Organization and Volunteer.  

A bus will leave Denton (6:30 am) and Fort Worth (7:30 am) to go to Austin to demand that cities get to keep local control of their ordinances be it fracking or a bag ban. $15. Info: Sharon Wilson, Earthworks, sharson@gmail.com.   

Signup at: http://www.texassharon.com/2015/02/17/say-no-big-govt-get-bus-tell-rep/

Topic: "Spring Planting; Sowing the Seeds for Energy and Sustainable Harvest in North Texas."
Presenter: Stephen Studicka, Lynn Stoked, Don Moulton and Dallas Master Gardeners.
 
Stephen Studnicka will present Midway Hills Cristian Church's energy harvesting efforts and goals. MHCC is host to our monthly meetings. Church members Lynn Stoked and Con Moulton will do a presentation of their solar installation. Dallas Master Gardeners will give a presentation about their organization and water-wise gardening.

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