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Rita Cook – Guest Contributor
Apr 19 @ 05:00
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There are many activities for attendees at Fair Park's Earth Day event.

While it would be nice if every day were Earth Day, sometimes it’s hard to keep it going on a regular basis. Earth Day on April 22 is always a good time to sit back and think about how each one of us can do our part.

There are some cities and businesses around the Dallas area that are also dedicated to doing their part, too.

Of course, there is the Earth Day Texas Festival, literally the biggest and best in the United States. This year Earth Day Texas will be hosted Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fair Park.

There will be an estimated 1500 in attendance, 850 exhibitors and over 200 experts on hand. The returning Green Speaker Series will be a highlight and attendees can expect to learn about everything from electric cars to climate change to bee pollination.

“The caliber of international speakers we have this year is incredible and is a testament to the growing importance of sustainability and preserving our environment,” said CEO Ryan Brown. “There will be such a diverse group this year, not only in terms of expertise and knowledge, but also in terms of influence and association. No matter what your interests are, there will be a speaker or panel for you.”

In the southern part of Dallas, look for the City of Wilmer to celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22 at City Hall. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you like music, bounces houses, hot dogs and fun, the folks in Wilmer said they are sure you will have a good time.

In Coppell, the Eco Coppell Earthfest Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held at Town Center Plaza. There will be a variety of environmental and educational booths. Pick up a few plants and enjoy the food and the live music by Vocal Trash. Folks can also take part in some free outdoor yoga, a photo booth and arts and crafts. ?

An Earth Day Extravaganza will take place on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Dallas Arboretum. Children will enjoy Earth Day at the Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden with a variety of programs and guests meant to encourage children to explore the Earth.

Clean out your attic, garage, closet and junk drawers.  Snappy Salads will be taking part in an e-waste recycling event/electronic recycling roundup on Earth Day, April 22. Snappy Salads is the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas and will offer this service free to the public.

“Our twice yearly e-waste recycling events have been wildly successful since we started them in 2013,” said Chris Dahlander, founder and CEO of Snappy Salads. “Snappy Salads is deeply committed to limiting any negative impact we have on the environment. Last year we collected nearly 17,000 pounds of electronic waste to be repurposed into a new life.”