North Texas has a full weekend ahead celebrating the planet and raising eco-friendly awareness at a 2-day Fair Park festival. Earth Day Dallas 2012 is April 21-22. The purpose of this outdoor festival is to increase environmental awareness in all aspects of North Texas daily life. Admission is FREE for EDD 2012, as advocates and environmentally friendly citizes strive to unite and promote the ideas of how green lifestyle choices can not only, lower costs of living but also improve our health and help to save lives. The very first large scale Earth Day Dallas was actually held just last Aapril, and EDD was founded the year prior in 2010.
Anyone else noticing this Fair Park trend? It seems to be becoming a more popular venue for our large North Texas events, or at least a few more than the typical ones. With 600,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space, Fair Park is a great location for Earth Day 2012, the same way it was for events like: Reggae Festival, Taste of Dallas, Fair Park Holiday, NTIF, KwanzaaFest and of course the world renowned State Fair of Texas.
Earth Day 2012 Features:
- -Eco Expo
- -Green Talk Speaker Series
- -Picnic for the planet
- -Live Musical performances
- -Earth Yoga
- -Artfully Green Film series
- -Family Zone featuring Radio Disney
- -University Row
- -Live BMX shows
- -Dance performances
- -DFW Truck Farm 5K Fun Run
- -Dallas Urban Debate Alliance environmental, student debates
A full weekend schedule of all these special activities can be found HERE!! So you can be sure to plan ahead.
Concessions at EDD will include organic food, vegan food and some of your favorite festival treats.
Attendees can park in the general Fair Park lots which are typically about $10. There is also bike parking provided inside the park or you could “Go Green” by using DART’s Green line right up to the front steps of Fair Park, right between Gates 3 and 4.
Earth Day 2012 is a pet-friendly event, but be sure to keep your pal on a leash and bring the necessary pet-waste disposal bags. Remember, it’s still “Earth Day” so let’s keep it clean.
-Must be at least 18 years old
-Register on Signupgenius and include a valid e-mail and phone number
-Positions available for Pre-Event Setup on Thursday, Friday Saturday
-Positions available for Volunteer Assignments Saturday and Sunday
To select your volunteer assignment click here.
EARTH DAY DALLAS 2012
APRIL 21 & 22
1121 First Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210