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2011 Dallas Green Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens – Sept 24

23 Sep

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You may not be a fan of Green Eggs & Ham, but what about a Green Fair Park? This weekend Dallas is turning Green, but not with envy! Texas Discovery Gardens will host the 2011 Dallas Green Festival on September 24th at Fair Park. The Dallas Green Festival celebrates environmentally positive living. Even after the Festival is over the Green Exhibit will go into the State Fair the following weekend.

At the Dallas Green Festival one will enjoy whole lifestyle demos, green-living vendors, natural and organic food for sale, face painting, a mobile farm and recycled arts and crafts. You can even do your part by dropping off electronics for recycling through Goodwill Industries of Dallas. Here is a list of acceptable items. Texas Discovery Gardens’ Green Festival only lasts one day and happens to be during Texas Pollution Prevention Awareness month. By recognizing this month the message is reiterated that we can live sustainable and with a minimal environmental footprint each and every day of the year. One will also find kids activity area, classes and get access to environmental products as well as some healthy refreshments. In fact, one of my favorite brunch spots in North Dallas, Blue Mesa, will be serving their delicious street version of food.

Learn more on water and energy conservation with the demonstrations and classes; Sign up for a rain barrel making class (compliments of Texas AgriLife Extension); or Check out the Nissan Leaf’s electric car charging station. The Recycled Fashion Show will leave a permanent memory as local design students use vintage fabric and other recycled materials for the attire.

Make your mark, but make it Green

The Dallas Green Festival is a FREE event!! It will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday. For a discount of $3 attendees can also go in the Texas Discovery Garden’s Butterfly House and Insectarium. (Regular admission for adults is $8) and don’t forget about the Green Exhibit going on throughout the State Fair of Texas, open daily from 10am-6pm. Every day at 10:30am and 12:30pm there will be butterfly releases inside the tropical butterfly house. If you missed Ecofest a week ago, then here’s your opportunity to brush up on being “green” or more eco-friendly. Discover a whole new lifestyle that benefits our earth and how you can be a part of the movement this weekend at the 2011 Dallas Green Festival.

Texas Discovery Gardens

3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas 75210
**Gate 6 at Fair Park**

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Ecofest Arlington 2011

12 Sep




Who says North Texas can’t be “green”? We may not have the rain, but at least we’re working on the whole ‘being more environmentally friendly’ aspect. On September 17th ECOFEST Arlington will take place at Levitt Pavilion where the Free Fall Concerts have been taking place. This family oriented event not only helps to build a sense of community but it also stimulates environment awareness across North Texas. Local business have been invited to showcase their green products as well as do-it-yourself home solutions, and if you have a business and would like to participate please feel free to come. The business will be positioned along the festival streets surrounding Founder’s Plaza. There is NO COST to attend!!

Ecofest 2011 begins at 10 am on Saturday 9/17 and will last until 10pm that night. Of course we’ve got local musical artists performing also in the Pavilion like: Velvet Love Box and Spoonfed Tribe. Ecofest Arlington is presented by Naturally Fun (Arlington Parks & Recreation) and the concerts are presented by Safe Harbor Insurance Solutions.

All day Saturday Ecofest will be going strong where you can expect:

Demonstrations by vendors
Educational Classes for Kids
Live Music
Games
Giveaways
Food & Drinks

**For a map of the festival, click here.

Let’s reduce consumption of our natural resources and shoot to help reduce, repair and prevent environmental problems in the future. Start with simple things like turning off the lights if you’re not using a room or if you can use the sunlight from the window; Not running the water when brushing your teeth; Carrying your own reusable grocery bags or choosing paper over plastic; Carpooling with neighbors; Unplug seldom used appliances (and chargers when not in use) that contain only a few items which may also save on your utility bill; Set your computer to sleep or hibernate when you’re done using it; Reuse office print-outs as notepads; Recycle your aluminum cans, plastic bottles & newspapers.

These are just a few tips on being a little “greener” or eco-friendly. For more information, resources and some fun check out the 2011 Ecofest in Arlington at Levitt Pavilion and Founder’s Plaza, Saturday Sept. 17th (10am – 10pm)!

10:00AM – ECOFEST open for business!
6:30PM – Velvet Love Box performs
8:00PM – Spoonfed Tribe performs
10:00PM – Ecofest Ends

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