EARTHx 2017

Food, Health & Active Lifestyle

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Green Weekend Trips: Lake Whitney, Texas

We travel for the experience. Ecotourism, or nature tourism, is responsible travel with the purpose of experiencing the natural attractions unique to different environments. By nature, no-pun intended, ecotourism is a lesson in wildlife and natural resource conservation that goes beyond studying in a book or even reading this blog. It is waking up with…

July 19, 2017 • Children & FamilyFood, Health & Active Lifestyle

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Tiny House Lifestyle Starts Early For Texas College Students

By Andria Thomas With the buzz surrounding B.A. Norrgard’s A Bed Over My Head and documentary film makers Alexis Stephens’ and Christian Parsons’ Tiny House Expedition, it’s safe to say that tiny houses are officially a thing. In 2016, Norrgard, Stephens and Parsons made appearances at Earth Day Texas where tens of thousands of people…

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Exhibitor Spotlight: A Bed Over My Head Tiny House

B.A. Norrgard in her tiny house at Earth Day Texas 2015 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Big dreams lead to groundbreaking ideas that alter and improve peoples’ lives. B.A. Norrgard’s ambitions led her to build a tiny home, and from there her dream has grown to building a tiny house community. Norrgard’s decision to…

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Eco-Minded Health Care

Human health is deeply impacted by the environment. Lack of access to healthy, fresh foods can increase incidence of diabetes in children and adults. Air pollution can lead to asthma and has serious health implications. Contaminated water leads to serious illness across the globe. In the United States, non-profit organizations like hospitals and health associations…

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Outside Time

Getting outside and spending time in the natural world has been proven to help people relax, decompress, and increase overall wellness. Exhibitors in this department represent the best in outdoor recreation, from hiking and camping to biking and fishing. In this department, visitors will learn about outdoor recreation opportunities in Texas and beyond!

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Parks & Recreation

One does not have to go to the mountains or the ocean to have an outdoor experience. Parks provide urban escapes from the grind of work and modern life. Visitors to this area can learn about urban park projects and how they can make the most of the resources at their fingertips.

July 19, 2017 • AttendFood, Health & Active Lifestyle

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Meditation & Yoga

Meditation and relaxation through yoga help the mind move past stress to peace and clarity. Exhibitors in this area will introduce visitors to meditation basics and the many benefits of meditation. Visitors who are already experts will find a community of likeminded individuals and organizations with whom they can share best practices and take their search for…

July 19, 2017 • AttendFood, Health & Active Lifestyle

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Landscaping & Water Conservation

Water conservation is a major environmental concern for states across the nation. One way visitors can make a real difference is by changing lawn care practices and switching to more drought resistant plant varieties. Visit the Home & Garden department to learn how you can make the switch in a way that is easy, cost effective,…

July 19, 2017 • AttendFood, Health & Active Lifestyle

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