Events inspire conversation, participation & community support to help revive ocean health and restore native pollinator habitat
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DALLAS (March 15, 2017) – From exploring the global health crisis of mass plastic pollution to learning best practices that help restore native pollinator habitat, this year’s Earth Day Texas will feature two brand new innovative environmental initiatives that will ignite discussion, education and community action.
“The health of oceans and native pollinator habitat has an overwhelming impact on our everyday lives – affecting farmland and coral reefs, international trade and economic development, just to scratch the surface,” said Jeff Dye “The Earth Day Guy,” who manages environmental stewardship programs at Earth Day Texas. “We feel confident this year’s activities and our two key environmental initiatives can play a meaningful role to increase the level of environmental literacy and inspire action to improve the health of these fragile, vital ecosystems.”
Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing people one out of every three bites of food. Today, numerous populations of pollinators are experiencing record habitat lows and need help from the community. Through the Pollinator Accelerator program, participants can ignite conversations with experts from around the world and learn more about what businesses, consumers, families and communities can do to help.
This first new initiative was designed to generate greater citizen and civic support for pollinators and their habitats through engagement, education, networking, awareness, collaboration and participation. Attendees can join to experience various engagement areas throughout Fair Park, including interactive exhibits, garden demos, workshops and panel discussions. Below are a few ways attendees can take specific action:
The second new initiative known as Project D.E.E.P., encompassing various elements throughout Fair Park, will create awareness about ocean conservation, ignite productive discussion and encourage a call to action for the everyday citizen. Below are a couple fun ways attendees can get involved:
“This event is designed to stimulate greater corporate and grassroots support to protect our oceans, from America’s heartland to the coast, through education, networking, collaboration and participation,” added Dye. “You don’t have to live on the coast to make an impact. Everyone can join us to learn about the health of our oceans and make an active commitment to help eliminate single-use plastics that often find their way into our waterways, and eventually, our oceans.”
Attend Earth Day Texas 2017
WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 19-23, 2017 (some events by invite only)
WHERE: Fair Park, Dallas Texas
ADMISSION: Free; special fees apply to select conferences and events.
INFORMATION: 214-310-1200; earthdaytx.org
POLLINATOR ACCELERATOR: April 21-23 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) at Texas Discovery Gardens
PROJECT D.E.E.P.: April 21-23 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) at Fair Park
About Earth Day Texas
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future. Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EDTx promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. Attendees can also enjoy outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally-themed films and art exhibits, beer and food pavilions, family activities and more. Last year’s EDTx exposition at Fair Park showcased more than 800 exhibitors and 250 speakers, with more than 130,000 attendees enjoying the free, three-day event. For more information, visit http://www.earthdaytx.org.
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Rosalynn Vasquez, Earth Day Texas
Contact: Jeff Dye
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