EARTH DAY EVENT IS WORLD’S LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO
Earth Day Texas will return to Fair Park this weekend with more than 770 exhibitors focused on environmental education and awareness.
The three-day event founded by Trammell S. Crow prides itself in being the world’s largest “environmental exhibition and programming initiative.”
When it debuted in 2011, exhibitors took up five blocks of Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. This year, the event will occupy 1 million square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Fair Park.
The event will offer a variety of activities from interactive exhibits by NASA, LEGO, and Tree Climbers International to a Recycling Robots Competition, Solar Car Challenge, and the National Parks Centennial Celebration.
Attendees can also expect an array of workshops, film screenings, live music, and dozens of speakers such as Ted Roosevelt IV, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, and Karenna Gore.
Crow told the Dallas Morning News, he hopes the impact of Earth Day Texas will reach beyond the event itself by bringing people together to discuss and search for solutions to environmental issues that plague the world.
MORE EARTH DAY TEXAS EVENTS
Here’s some other events to look out for at Earth Day Texas:
Earth Tank — The competition invites environmental nonprofits to submit their ideas for sustainability and conservation projects in Texas. Finalists will present their projects in front of judges on Sunday. Winners will be awarded cash prizes.
Eco-Conference — Friday’s conference invites business, civic, and community leaders to discuss solutions to environmental issues and how to build a sustainable future.
Eco Expo — More than 1,200 exhibits will fill the Automobile Building throughout the weekend highlighting everything from green businesses to renewable energy innovators.
Fishackathon — The U.S. Department of State will host its third annual Fishackathon in more than 40 cities worldwide Friday through Sunday. The competition invites coders, technologists, and designers to develop solutions to problem statements from fisheries experts around the world.
Green Speaker Series — Experts will talk about breakthrough innovations and everything from bee pollination to electric cars in discussions Friday through Sunday.
IF YOU GO
Earth Day Texas
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Where: Fair Park
More Info: earthdaytx.org
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