Come browse the stalls at the Dallas Farmers Market and visit local vendors, artisans and groups that will provide useful information on ways to help reduce your environmental footprint, save money and live healthy.  

Vendors interested in booth space should contact: Freddie Ortiz, 214-670-4168 or [email protected].

Check website for updates. 

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. You will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

Free. Register on website.

Guest speaker Ricky Bradley, the Regional Coordinator, Group Leader and Information Technology Director of the local office of Citizens Climate Lobby.  

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club leadership committee will also have an update on legislative items concerning fracking and other issues, an opportunity to help save sea turtles affected by the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, and how you can donate recyclable items to Terra Cycle and help raise funds for the group.

Info: Co-chairpersons Brandon Morton at [email protected] or Harrison Wicks at [email protected], or the Communications and Membership Coordinator Brandi Price at [email protected]

FWLNA welcomes Zac Trahan, director of Texas Campaign for the Environment’s DFW office, to discuss local impacts of the recent Texas Legislature.

He will speak specifically on HB 40, legislation providing that the state has preemption authority over oil and gas regulations. The new law holds that current and proposed city and other  political subdivision ordinances that place regulations on oil and gas activities are only allowed if they are commercially reasonable.

There will also be an overview of the legislative session as a whole and its impact on cities and neighborhoods.

Martha Cavazos-Fipps, the city of McKinney's environmental coordinator, will speak about the city's environmental programs and we will watch "Can the Gulf Survive?" by National Geographic that details the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Info: Brandi Price, [email protected] or 469-247-6391.

The Cross Timbers Sierra Club,  which serves Collin, DentonFannin, and Grayson counties, hosts Sally Evans from the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. 

Info: Brandi Price, [email protected].

Dallas Interfaith Power & Light presents the Dallas Premiere of The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community.

The 56-minute film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks—what is keeping us from action? In discussions with thought leaders and activists, The Wisdom to Survive explores how unlimited growth lies behind climate disruption and is devastating our planet’s life support system, our social fabric and the lives of billions of people. 

The film features Bill McKibben (350.org), Buddhist author Joanna Macy, whale scientist Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford (Surplus People Project), Quincy Saul (Ecosocialist Horizons) and more. They provide insights, answers and hope. What becomes clear is, we already have the tools we need to change our economy and lifestyle. Our attention must focus on taking action and building community.

Discussion follows with co-director John Ankele, Texas Audubon conservation biologist Dr. Tania Homayoun and Yaira Robinson of Texas Interfaith Power & Light. Anna Clark of EarthPeople will moderate. A reception follows.

This April, as part of The Grove Dallas’ Sustainability Month, join Grove community members for an afternoon of stories and ideas on how we can not only sustain the lives of future generations, but also make our city and the planet a better place.

Come for the inspiration, stay for the food, drinks, and passionate people!

4:00 - 4:30 Meet & Greet

4:30 – 5:30 Program: Five Awesome 5 minute Talks with Q&A

Good Water Business: How to Economize Your Water Use in Dallas -

Rita Beving, Dallas Sierra Club Conservation Co-Chair, is an environmental veteran, an activist for more than 20 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she has made her mark battling cement kilns and fighting oil pipelines. 

Green Buildings & Healthy Workplaces - 

Presented by Debbie Branch, Resource Recovery Planner with the city of Fort Worth Solid Waste Services Division.

Join this presentation to consider some low hanging fruit in resource recovery trends in the state of Texas and the country and find out how individuals can make a difference. 

Debbie Branch is part of the Fort Worth Sustainability Team working to forward sustainability initiatives in Fort Worth. She has 11 years in the resource recovery industry and received the 2013 Green Source DFW Sustainability Leadership Award for a non-profit professional. Debbie has written successful grant applications totaling more than $430,000 to increase recycling, including electronics, in Fort Worth and the DFW area and is currently the chair of the Texas Product Stewardship Council.

This neighborhood Earth Day celebration held in Lake Cliff Park, 1200 N Zang Blvd, features 100-plus vendors, animal adoptions, food trucks, electronic recycling and a dog parade

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