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Inspiration

 

Omniglobe

Robert B. Haas: National Geographic Exhibit

Paper for Water

Robert B. Haas is the author and photographer of a series of six photographic books. Since 2002, Haas has focused his artistic endeavors primarily on aerial photography in an effort to capture the grandeur and mystique of Earth’s continents from this unique perspective.

 

Tibetan Monks

OmniGlobes

These two digital spheres will display about 180 animations ranging from the worldwide weather patterns that triggered Hurricane Katrina to the continental drift that produced today’s seven continents. A touch-screen kiosk allows users to change the appearance of the globe with the swipe of a finger.

 

A Bed Over My Head

Beth Ann “B.A.” Norrgard will have her 112-square-foot home at the event, give home tours, and speak about her sustainable lifestyle and dream for a tiny house community in Dallas.

 

Tom Uttech

Paper for Water: Presented by Crow Collection of Asian Art

Home Depot

Sisters Isabelle and Katherine Adams wanted to help children in third world countries who do not have access to clean water, so they started Paper For Water. Join Isabelle, age 10, and Katherine, 8, as they demonstrate how to fold origami, raising awareness of global water issues one piece of paper at a time.

 

Tibetan Monks

Join the Tibetan monks from the Crow Collection of Asian Art as they give their blessing over
Earth Day Texas for the third year!

 

Tom Uttech Art Exhibit

EDTx presents an exhibit of Tom Uttech’s compelling paintings. Uttech is an American landscape painter known for his moody depictions of North American woodlands and the animals that inhabit them. Check EarthDayTx.org for the day and time of Uttech’s presentation.

 

The Home Depot Sustainable Home and Garden Series

Experience hands-on workshops and displays that demonstrate sustainable practices for the home and garden. Participate in DIY workshops covering water conservation, organic gardening, plumbing repair, high-efficiency lighting, eco-painting, and sustainable flooring. The Home Depot will participate in Conservation Conversations on stage for impromptu demonstrations. Bring the family to the Kids Corral for an even bigger free planting and painting activity!

 

Entertainment

 

Polyphonic SpreeEDTx Rising Stars Competition and Music Showcase

Global InheritanceEDTx and Texas Music Project, a nonprofit supporting music education in Texas schools, are hosting the first EDTx Rising Stars Competition and Music Showcase. Come see local, talented youth perform at EDTx.

 

The Polyphonic Spree

Join us for our FREE closing ceremony featuring this choral symphonic pop rock band from Dallas. See Tree Climbers InternationalFacebook.com/EarthDayTx for details.

Ballet Folklorico

 

Global Inheritance Energy Playground

Come play on energy seesaws, a human hamster wheel, and a swing set that allows you to generate enough energy to make your own snow cone!

 

Tree Climbers International

Learn how to climb trees with professional instructors as you scale the historic oaks of Fair Park! Strap into harnesses and embrace the view from above. Ages 6+

 

Radio Disney

Radio Disney AM 620 Green Team is coming to educate our young attendees on how easy and fun it is to be green every day through all-day family entertainment and environmental programming!

 

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico

See performances from ANMBF, considered the largest professional Ballet Folklorico company in the U.S. and a trailblazer in the Dallas Hispanic arts and education community since its 1975 inception.

 

Yogiños: Presented by Crow Collection of Asian Art

Families can join certified Yogiños instructors for fun yoga classes weaving stories from works of art, music, and the 8 limbs of yoga!

 

Electric Bike Test Track

Test ride Rocket Electrics’ electric bike fleet!

 

BMW i3 Ride & Drive

Test drive BMW’s new i3 model and experience the way it is redefining sustainable mobility. This industry-changing electric car is innovatively built with sustainable materials.

 

CharItree: Celebrity Tree Climb

Under the guidance of Tree Climbers International, Chad Pregracke, Mavs Man, and other celebrities will strap on their harnesses and helmets and scale their way to the top of historic live oak trees in Fair Park. Supporters can pledge money for every milestone the climbers reach. Funds raised will be donated to the Dallas Urban Forestry Advisory Committee and Texas Historic Tree Coalition. Meet at 3 p.m . at the Tree Climbers International area at the Esplanade.

 

 

Education

 

Chad PregrackeChad Pregracke

Ed Begley Jr.This 2013 CNN Hero of the Year organizes cleanups across the country through his nonprofit, Living David MizejewskiLands & Waters. About 70,000 volunteers have pitched in, helping Chad Pregracke collect more than 7 Pretty Farmmillion pounds of trash in the past 15 years. Come listen to Pregracke’s incredible story!

Academic

 

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. Filming the construction of his LEED Platinum-certified home for “On Begley Street” and writing multiple eco-friendly guidebooks, Begley truly embraces the do-it-yourself outlook when it comes to environmental conservation.

 

David Mizejewski

A lifelong naturalist, animal-lover, and self-professed “nature geek,” David Mizejewski is a TV and radio personality, author, and blogger who uses his knowledge and enthusiasm to get people excited about joining National Wildlife Federation in its mission to protect wildlife and connect with nature. Come see Mizejewski and his wildly entertaining animals!

 

Green Speakers Series

Check out our Green Speakers Series on the Automobile Building Main Stages! Hear more than 20 speakers and panels about the environment, including a Water Panel, Mayors’ Panel, Alternative Energy Panel, and more!

 

Texas A&M AgriLIFE Stage

Texas A&M AgriLife professionals, Texas Master Gardeners, and the Texas Historic Tree Coalition conduct demonstrations, instructional classes, and talks that address topics such as water conservation, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, gardening, chickens in the city, and much more!

WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College

The WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College is a student-run organic farm located on what was once the college football field. The farm addresses the lack of healthy, affordable food options in the southern sector of Dallas by providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options and by educating and empowering future generations to take better care of themselves, their environments, and their communities. Come check out their Get to Know Your Soil workshops!

 

Academic Presence

Make your way through the education wing in the south end of Centennial Hall and see displays and presentations from Texas A&M University, The University of Texas, University of North Texas, Texas Southern University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Yale, George Mason, among others. Award winners from Texas regional and state Science and Engineering Fairs will present cutting-edge ideas that will shape a sustainable future for all.

 

 

Eco ExpoEco Expo

 

Indoor and Outdoor Exhibitions

Earth Day Texas’ Eco Expo provides a public forum for leaders in the corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit worlds to expose Texans to information on hundreds of environmental topics that are pressing, engaging, and actionable.

Over 800 exhibitor spaces will fill the indoor Automobile Building and Centennial Hall and will encircle the outdoor Esplanade and its fountains.

The Eco Expo will feature colorful displays, informative demonstrations, green products, scientific innovations, as well as hands-on educational opportunities for the entire family. The indoor Centennial Hall stage showcases environmental talks with experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Master Gardeners, and Texas Historic Tree Coalition.

Earth Day Texas is an engaging and entertaining family-friendly experience that empowers attendees with relevant information and clear steps they can take to better utilize available resources, switch to eco-friendly products, and support important nonprofit environmental organizations.

While taking in the exhibits, enjoy classic fair food and beverages, along with fresh, healthy cuisine designed just for Earth Day Texas attendees.