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Plan Ahead for Earth Day Dallas 2012

The second annual Earth Day Dallas event will be held at Fair Park, with 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, April 21 and 22; but it is not too early to begin planning for it now. The family friendly festival seeks to promote environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live, work and relate to the environment.

The inaugural festival was held in the downtown Dallas Arts District, with a footprint that spanned seven city blocks. This year, Fair Park is expected to accommodate 600 exhibitors and 75,000 guests, as last year’s event exceeded goals in terms of scope and participation.

Dr. Michael Slattery, of the TCU Institute Of Environmental Science, says, “TCU is very pleased to sponsor this year's Earth Day Dallas celebration. We had lots of visitors to our TCU booths at last year's show. With more booth space and a change in venue, we anticipate an even better show this year.”

James D. Tucker Jr., CHFM, senior facilities program manager, energy and sustainability for the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, says, “The Earth Day Dallas was a great event that afforded Parkland Health and Hospital an opportunity to share with our community our sustainability initiatives. From the school-age children to the adults that visited our booth, this event was a great way to educate the public on what they can do to ensure we maintain our resources for generations to come. Parkland is excited to be a part of Earth Day Dallas 2012.”

“The Earth Day Dallas was a great event that afforded Parkland Health and Hospital an opportunity to share with our community our sustainability initiatives. From the school age children to the adults that visited our booth, this event was a great way to educate the public on what they can do to ensure we maintain our resources for generations to come. Parkland is excited to be a part of Earth Day Dallas 2012.” -- James D. Tucker Jr., CHFM, Sr. Facilities Program Manager, Energy and Sustainability

Steve Hauser, owner of Arborilogical Services, Inc., says, “Mr. Trammell S. Crow and the Earth Day Dallas officials worked very hard to ensure we would have the largest crowd to ever attend this type of celebration. We were able to effectively communicate the many benefits of trees, as well as the importance of proper tree care, to thousands of people of all ages. Our message to all attendees was to remind them that trees clean our air, water and soil as well as contributing greatly to our health, sense of well-being and quality of life in many ways. To leave behind greener, healthier and more sustainable communities for our children is indeed a gift worthy of our time, effort and financial contributions. We all have an obligation to leave our world in better condition than we found it, and Earth Day Dallas is leading the way!”

Tina Boch, DFW Marketing Manager, Meritage Homes Extreme Energy Efficiency - “Our homes function to provide our homeowners with unprecedented energy efficiency and spectacular savings at no additional initial cost, and substantial operational savings for the life of the home. This process allows us to engage and promote improved energy efficient functioning at the national, local and trade level, developing a model and process to improve the policy and practices of energy efficiency for the building industry.”

Commercial exhibitor packages include a 10-foot-by-10-foot space with a skirted, 6-foot-by-three-foot table, printed name signage, two chairs, a recycling can, a waste can and an electrical power outlet.


Vendors and exhibitors may register using the EDD Paperless Online Registration System at EarthDayDallas.org/exhibit. For more information call 214-310-1200 or visit EarthDayDallas.org/contact.

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