EPIC Earth Day in Grapevine
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 and in conjunction with the annual Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off April 5, Keep Grapevine Beautiful (KGVB) is hosting the EPIC Earth Day Experience from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 5, at the gazebo in historic downtown Grapevine. The one-day event includes community cleanup, expo, demonstrations, live music and keynote speaker Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.
The purpose of the event is to promote environmental awareness and educational resources that engage the community to reduce water and energy usage; preserve and reclaim natural space; influence purchasing choices based on environmental impact; and cultivate a sustainable Earth and air quality. A community cleanup of downtown Grapevineis the signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.
Other highlights include recycling opportunities, a re-fashion show, community circle, kids’ eco-plat area and a hydration station. KGVB will provide an information booth. The EPIC Green House is an interactive home and garden workshop that highlights simple ways to create sustainable and economical living space and an outdoor demonstration on rain barrels, mulching, xeriscaping and composting.