Where You’ll Find Whole Earth on Earth Day 2013
While Earth Day is traditionally dated April 22, you’ll need a calendar to keep up with the different dates and times for events in Texas. Here’s our handy guide to the celebrations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. We hope you’ll stop by our booth and visit with us no matter which city’s event you attend.
Saturday April 20th 12-7 pm at The Hangar at Mueller (4550 Mueller Central Drive) Earth Day Austin website
Austin is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Earth Day celebration. There will be speakers, including Christy Pipkin of the Nobelity Project and Jim Hightower; workshops and presentations such as “How to Lose 5000 Pounds of Your Carbon Diet”, “A Crash Course on Composting” and, from our friends at Recycled Reads, “You’re Doing What to that Book?” Be assured there will be lots of music and drumming. It wouldn’t be an Austin event without them. In the Kids’ Zone you’ll find a petting zoo, magicians, music and theater for all ages, face painting, Ranger Rick and Whole Earth’s booth. Some of Austin’s favorite food trailers will be on hand serving up food and drinks and exhibitors will include green businesses, local non-profits, local government agencies and community groups.
On Earth Day, Monday April 22nd, Whole Earth will donate 5% of the day’s Austin sales to the Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign. The funds will go towards the support of Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, Tree Folks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Urban Roots and the Clean Water Fund.
Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21st 10 am to 6 pm at Fair Park Earth Day Dallas website
Dallas is home to the largest Earth Day celebration in Texas. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include: Going Green with the Cast of Wicked!, Earth Day Dallas Tree Climbing experience, the DFW Truck Farm 5K (dress like a farmer!). Leilani Munter, the Discovery Channels #1 Eco Athlete, will be on hand, Anita N. Martinez’ Ballet Folklorico will be performing and Yogiños will be introducing Yoga for youth. Master Gardeners and Naturalists will be speaking on many topics, and you can learn about backyard chickens and coop building. The Earth Day Eco Expo will have hundreds of exhibitors including green businesses, local non-profits, representatives from educational and governmental organizations and community groups. Stop by the Whole Earth booth for a free balsa wood glider or a reusable handle bag.
Sunday April 14th 11am to 5 pm Discovery Green website
Houston is getting a jump on the other Earth Day celebrations this year. They’re celebrating on Sunday April 14th. The festival is divided into zones: Air, Land, Water, Sustainability, Wildlife Habitat, Healthy Living, and Kids. In each zone, you’ll find family friendly, hands-on activities and games focusing on how to take care of our environment and ourselves. New this year is the Artists’ Village powered by Texas Art Asylum and other eco-artists. The New Leaf Expo(formerly Green Expo), will feature consumer friendly products to help Houstonians go green.
On Saturday, April 20th, Whole Earth will donate 5% of the day’s Houston sales to the Give 5% to Conserve Houston Day campaign. The funds will go towards the support of Bayou Land Conservancy, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Galveston Bay Foundation, Houston Audubon and Katy Prairie Conservancy.
Saturday, April 20th 10am to 2 pm at Woodlawn Lake
Earth Day in San Antonio is a part of the official Fiesta San Antonio celebration. The day begins with a 5K run/family walk at 7:30 am. Starting at 10am you’ll find demonstrations, workshops and seminars on various energy and conservation ideas and techniques as well as a tree giveaway. Once again, by popular demand, the Alamo City Rivermen will be offering free canoe rides on Woodlawn Lake. There will also be music as well as food and beverage booths.