Three-day green conference featuring more than 250 speakers, as well as exhibitions, workshops, meetups, film screenings and panel discussions.  DFW environmentalists Amy King, Anna Clark, Charlotte Vick, Mark McWilliams and Mark Hallwill will present a panel discussion on Ocean Conservation through Social Innovation on Oct. 7. $375.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center  in Dallas has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, WaterSense Program to host a symposium for builders, municipalities, utilities, city council, city code enforcement, city planners and landscape architects. This symposium will increase awareness of EPA’s WaterSense Labeled New Home Program, and other voluntary partnership programs, to promote building water efficient homes in our communities that are in harmony with other green home energy saving efforts. Info: Karen Sanders, or 972-952-9671. Free.

There will be speakers, demonstrations and exhibitors covering all areas of sustainability.

Tour more than 30 local homes that feature solar power and other energy efficient features. Stops in Azle, Carrolton, Cedar HiIl, Dallas, Duncanville, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lucas, Murphy, Oak Leaf, Plano, Rowlett and Weatherford. Held in conjunction with the National Solar Home Tour. 

The event is free. It's a self-guided tour. Just look up the locations on the website and plan your stops. Hours are 10am-4pm but check individual home hours.


Energy efficiency expert Bill Neukrantz will share his tips for cutting your home energy usage in half. Info: or 682-465-0021.


The 13th Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is co-organized by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and the Texas Center for Policy Studies.  See new ideas in action, to taste, test, explore and interact with products and services for living sustainably. Friday & Sunday: $10. Saturday: $12. Weekend Pass: $25.

Free green expo hosted by the the city of Garland, GISD, Baylor Garland and the Garland Chamber of Commerce.  Exhibitors will provide information on water and electric conservation, water pollution, recycling, safety, gardening and green alternatives.  Free health screenings, information and flu vaccinations will also be available. The H20 5K race starts at 8:15 a.m.

Karen Benson, LEED AP BD+C, will provide an opportunity to learn about Indoor Air Quality in order to raise awareness of the benefits of green practices in your home, encourage creativity in sustainable design and highlight simple steps that can be taken to improve IAQ. In addition, a closer look at Indoor Environmental Quality and why IEQ important across the nation. Free.

Learn about converting to sun power. Free. Info: Melinda Haggerty, 972-769-4391, or Nancy Casillas, 972-769-4313

Interested in saving water indoors? Discover how easy it is to find and fix common water leaks in your home. Explore the water conservation features of Plano’s Environmental Education Center to learn how to further your water conservation efforts. Free.