Is your yard work piling up? Let it! Learn the basics of turning that garden debris into garden gold through composting. We cover what to put in, what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten, and manage your way to successful soil enrichment. Wear your best diggin' duds to pitch in to build a compost pile. $5.

"From Garbage to Garden", learn to recycle naturally with the City of Dallas free program.

For Registration information call
214-671-9233 or email

"From Garbage to Garden", learn to recycle naturally with the City of Dallas free program.

For Registration information call
214-671-9233 or email

Recycle anything with batteries or electricity, including computers. $5/CRT monitor; $10-30/TV dependent on screen size.

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).

**Learn Green to Live Green Series: Recycling Beyond Your Bin*
Thursday, March 24th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Recycling Beyond Your Bin: the ECO-nomics of Single Stream Recycling
How does the mixture of recyclables in your bin get turned into profit?
Follow the journey and find out how recycling benefits Plano. Speaker Cheri
Reynolds of Republic Waste Services will share the benefits of turning
recycling into profit.
Haggard Public Library
2501 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75075

The Learn Green to Live Green series is a partnership between the Plano
Libraries and the Environmental Education and Community Outreach Division.
For more information, contact Deb Bliss at (972) 769-4313 or visit

Rainwater Harvesting
Don’t let your rain go down the drain! Saving water in your yard is something that you can do with ease. Dr. Dotty Woodson, Extension Program Specialist – Water Resources will share basic water harvesting strategies, how to calculate the amount of water that you can capture and then help you construct your own rain barrel. Just in time for our spring showers, this class is a must for anyone who is trying to conserve water on their property.

5/21 at 12pm, $75

More than 20 exhibitors and five presentations in each of the following four

Sustainable Homes
Sustainable Landscapes and Agriculture
Sustainable Businesses
Sustainable Careers

We'll also have two keynote speakers:

Anna Clark, author of Green, American Style
Mabrie Jackson, president/CEO of the North Texas Commission

All of this is open to the public and there is no charge for attending. However, we
do request that people pre-register, if possible.

APRIL 28, 2011
10 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Presented by Eastfield College and

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.
Roger Bolen, Co Chair
Oak CLiff Earth Day, 2011 <> 

Thu, Feb 10 - Make a Rain Barrell from 6:30 -
8:30 pm. Dr. Dotty Woodson, Extension Program Specialist - Water Resources will
be teaching this class and will provide participants the opportunity to
construct a 55 gallon rain barrel as well as discuss installing an efficient
irrigation system. The rain barrel is yours to take home! Cost is $40.00 for
each barrel and they measure 24 inches in diameter and 36 inches tall. Bring a
vehicle large enough to haul your rain barrel(s) home. Texas AgriLife Research
and Extension Center, Pavilion Building, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas 75252.