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 - 

Have a poblano black bean burger & wash it down with one of the 24 beers on tap. Chef John Mercer has crafted amazing dishes for Whole Foods' vegan beer dinners, and now he's going to be making us some tasty bar food!

Vegan Drinks meets every second Thursday of the month. Meet fellow vegan & veg-friendly folks for an evening of drinks, fun and a discussion of vegan goings-on in the Metroplex!

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.

Craft food, drinks, music, live auction...and more. Special guests Angela Hunt& Wylie H Dallas

All proceeds will be used to support anti-tollroad candidates for the Dallas City Council. $50.

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.  

H3: The Responsible Pathway Sustainability Conference

Keynote Speakers: Mr. Trammell S. Crow, Dr. Elaine Ingham

This free one-day conference features two keynote speakers and simultaneous breakout sessions in three tracks: Saving the: People, Planet, and Money. The H3 stands for head, heart and hands because the pathway to sustainability involves a commitment and alignment of these three parts of your body.

Info: Sustainability Program Director Maria Boccalandro at 972-860-5204.

Official debut of Dallas' first political action committee devoted to electing Dallas City Council members who support  a more liveable vision for the city's residents. 

Mingle with eco-friendly folks at this monthly meetup.

Admission: 5 cans of food or $5 donation to local food bank. Entertainment DJ & karaoke. RSVP Robert Berndt, 817-884-2634

NTREG hosts a field trip to Franconia Brewery, an extremely energy efficient operation. How efficient? They recycle 100 percent of their mash (left-over hops after brewing). All brewery waste materials that can be recycled are recycled. They operate a state-of-the-art energy efficient building. A large portion of the water used in the brewing process is collected and re-used!

 Finally, Franconia Brewery says they don't produce waste or trash that will end up in a landfill. For that reason, they don't have a trash dumpster!

Franconia will give NTREG a private brewery tour. No beer or samples will be served during our tour. Instead, the focus will be the energy conservation efforts of their operation. The tour starts promptly at 10:15 am.

After the private tour for NTREG attendees, anyone who wants to join Franconia's regular 11 am tour is welcome to do so. The regular tour takes two hours and includes free samples of their product. Regular tour cost is $5 per person.