EDT provides a day of fun, free activities and information to help ordinary people learn practical ways to improve the health of the planet and that of their children.

This year’s keynote speaker is John Nikirk, who will address the topic “Healthy Diet, Happy Planet.”  His talk will explain how changing one’s diet can improve overall health, tell how human eating patterns impact the health of the planet, and give practical tips on making healthy smoothies and other nutritious but tasty foods.

Hosted by Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

Learn about lawn care maintenance, native and adapted plants and sprinkler system quick fixes. Plus walking tour of nature center. Presented by Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

RSVP: Go to www.eventbrite.com and search "Learn and Grow at Bob Jones Nature Center"

Dr. Mark Nelson is the keynote speaker.

Session tracks include

1. Healthy, Local and Organic Gardening

2. Clean Energy

3. Movement Building

4. Sustaining Policy

5. Sustainability at Home

6. Alternative Practices in Healthy Food Systems

7. Business, Careers and Sustainability

8. Education, Curriculum & Sustainability

9. State of Race

10. Wildlife & the Great Outdoors 

See complete schedule on website.


Earthfest is a celebration of Coppell's commitment to the environment - an entertaining and educational experience! Visit the many environmental education booths to learn how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Shop the plant sale, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music by Definitely, Maybe.   

Learn Texas gardening techniques from Tarrant County Master Gardeners. 

Bill Coleman will speak on  Marker Trees from a Texas Surveyor’s View.  He will explain how to look for clues that hint at the history of a landscape and address the ways trees are used as markers, not just by American Indians but also as references to boundary corners throughout the settlement and construction of our current civil infrastructure. Bill is a Professional Land Surveyor and a Geographic Information Systems Professional.

The Earth Day 50 Challenge campaign aims to recruit the top 50 corporations to engage in a responsible and respectful dialogue about implementing greener policies. A small change made at a big corporation, like Apple or Walmart, makes a big difference and we want these corporations to lead the charge on protecting our oceans, climate and forests. The kickoff meeting for the campaign will feature a documentary about climate change and brainstorming sessions on campaign tactics.

Info: Jake Picker, jake@changecorps.org, 858-342-3667

River Legacy Living Science Center celebrates Earth Day with nature walks, story times, crafts, activities, demonstrations and more. Free.

Presenter: Roger Taylor, certified passive house consultant, BPI certified

Plan to attend one or both of our seminars sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities Conservation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese of Beautiful Landscapes will be the speaker at both sessions. First-time seminar attendees at each session will receive a copy of Ms. Reese’s book, Common- Sense Landscaping (limit one per household). Attendees can also enter a drawing for free bags of GreenSense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store. There will be 3 drawings per session.

Water-Wise Landscape Design 101