Jack Jones of Whole Earth Provision Co. presents Bob Ferguson of OxFam America with a check for $4200. Donations were made by our customers in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Southlake to help with Oxfam America’s Philippine relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Many thanks to all of our customers who made this generous gift possible!
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 and visit with us no matter which city’s event you attend.
Saturday April 26th 12-6 pm at The Hangar at Mueller (4550 Mueller Central Drive). View their website.
This family-oriented event is focused on helping Austinites incorporate conservation and sustainability into their everyday lives. You’ll find speakers, multi-cultural attractions, and rest assured there will be lots of music and drumming. In the Kids’ Zone you’ll find a petting zoo, magicians, music and theater for all ages and face painting. 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. Whole Earth will be there too. Stop by and say hello!
On Earth Day, Tuesday 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, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Tree Folks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Urban Roots and the Clean Water Fund.
Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th 10 am to 6 pm at Fair Park. View their website.
Dallas is home to the largest Earth Day celebration in Texas. Some of the headliners for this year’s festival include: Ed Begley, David Mizejewski, TV naturalist, Chad Pregracke , CNN’s Hero of the Year for his role in the on-going effort to clean up the Mississippi River, and Polyphonic Spree. Master Gardeners and Naturalists will be speaking on many topics, and you can learn about lots of new ways to live green at home. 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 or a koozie and enter our raffle.
Sunday, April 12th 11am to 5 pm Discovery Green. Visit their website.
Houston is getting a jump on the other Earth Day celebrations this year. They’re celebrating on Saturday April 12th. The festival is divided into eco-focused zones: Air, Land, Water, Sustainability, Wildlife, 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. The Artists’ Village is back, as is, the New Leaf Expo featuring consumer friendly products to help Houstonians go green. We’ll be on hand and hope to see you there.
San Antonio – Brackenridge Park Earth Day Cleanup
Monday, April 21st 9 am to Noon at Brackenridge Park.
This year Whole Earth is taking part in the Brackenridge Park Earth Day Cleanup. San Antonio has a tradition of family camping in city parks on the day before Easter. Come help the Park recover from its 10,000 Easter visitors!
Our San Antonio store will also be taking part in the 8th Annual Rackspace Greenday on Thursday, April 24th. It runs from noon to 3 pm at their company headquarters at 5000 Walzem Road. The event is open to the public.