Earth Day Dallas hopes to catalyze a "green" movement in North Texas by staging a two-day event on April 22nd and 23rd over several city blocks in the Dallas Arts District.  We anticipate 500 civic, corporate and non-profit participants engaged in an event that will be the biggest and best Earth Day celebration in this part of the United States.  Sponsors currently include:

    * The Environmental Protection Agency
    * D Magazine
    * The Nature Conservancy
    * Chevrolet
    * Dallas Independent School District
    * Half Price Books

This will be the seminal event in an ongoing movement to showcase green business and civic efforts that improve North Texas and the lives of North Texans.  Events will focus on entertaining, inspiring and educating attendees with various ways to think, work and live green by showcasing emerging green technology and providing eco-friendly activities. 

    * Up to 50,000 visitors in the downtown Arts District (accessible by DART).

Green Screen Film Series: Whatʼs On Your Plate?
Monday, March 14th, 6:30pm— Live Green in Plano and Studio Movie Grill in Plano are
partnering to show a different family-friendly film each month. These movies will
focus on a wide variety of sustainability topics. Be sure to check them out on the
second Monday of each month at 6:30pm exclusively at Studio Movie Grill in Plano. Be
entertained, be inspired, be green!

The film Whatʼs On Your Plate? follows two eleven-year old inner-city kids as they
explore their place in the food chain, and take a closer look into how their food is
made from farm to fork. View the trailer @ www.whatsonyourplateproject.org

Studio Movie Grill Plano
4721 W. Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
Purchase tickets @Studio Movie Grill; Showtime begins at 6:30pm.
For more information visit www.livegreeninplano.com

SO SAVE THE DATE
 
Oak Cliff Earth Day 2011
Sunday April 17, 2011
Noon to Five (12 - 5)
Lake Cliff Park
 
The registration forms are being put on the web site, so stay tuned.
The cost of the event remains the same: free for non profits; 25.00 for
businesses or for profit groups; 30.00 for food vendors.
If you have attended OCED in the past you should be pre approved, all new
vendors must complete a simple pre approval form before you can register.
Thanks
Roger Bolen, Co Chair
Oak CLiff Earth Day, 2011
www.oakcliffearthday.com <http://www.oakcliffearthday.com/> 

"We Are Food". This is an informative documentary about the food supply. It includes information about the Genetically Modified food industry, and farmers who try to resist its use.

Plano community gardeners will share their first-hand experience with soil, water and insects while producing lush organic vegetables.

A-Z of Hatching & Brooding - What you need to know in caring for your chickens.
Dan Probst, Bageneice Farms, will cover egg selection, storage, washing, incubation, egg candling process--the how-to's and whys, egg pipping and hatching, shell ectomy, what to do on the first day and the first two weeks.
Saturday, February 19th at 10 AM at North Haven Gardens - http://www.nhg.com/Events.htm
 Also, check out the Backyard Chickens 'Learn at Lunch' session that will be on Friday, 2/18 at Noon.

Keeping Backyard Chickens by Leslie Finical Halleck. Eggs, compost and entertainment are just a few of the reasons you should keep your own backyard flock.Come get some simple how-to’s to starting your own!
Friday, February 18th, Noon to 1pm
North Haven Gardens
And then come back on Saturday, February 19th, for the 'A-Z of Hatching & Brooding' session!

At this meetup, we'll discuss earth friendly recipes and ways to creatively use overlooked food items. From cooking with acorns and wild greens to baking bread with avocado cores and wild seeds.

Note - I've changed to location to the mid-cities to try and make the location convenient to more people. If you have any locations that you'd recommend in other corners of the Metroplex, please let me know.

This is scheduled at Chipotle, so please feel free to come a little bit early and get a bite to eat or pick up a pint while we're there. Since we'll be taking up some space, it's only fair to give back a bit to the restaurant.

Slow Money DFWWednesday, November 17, 7 p.m.Texas Discovery Gardens (map & directions <http://texasdiscoverygardens.org/visitors_and_events.php> )Join Us for an open exchange about investing in a sustainable food system, as we discuss the Slow Money movement — what it is and who does it speak to?The function of Slow Money Texas — why is it being formed and what's its role?

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