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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


EcoCoppell Earthfest

Mar 31, 2014 01:52PM

The annual EcoCoppell Earthfest, sponsored by Waste Management, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 12, at Town Center Plaza, to educate residents about ways to lead more environmentally sustainable lifestyles.

Attendees can fly through the air on a bungee jump, paint their face with fun and vibrant colors, watch a live show by the mad scientist, Professor Brainius, get a balloon shaped into a favorite character and jam out to Coppell’s ownDef!nitely Maybe band, which will be powered by 100 percent solar energy, provided by the Solar Shuttle.

Booths cover topics such as wind and solar as alternative energy, water conservation, air quality, conserving natural resources. Pick up organic plants at the plant sale; proceeds go to the Coppell Community Garden. North Texas Renewable Energy will be onsite with an electric car show featuring a Tesla Roadster BE-Wind, LLC, will feature a prototype of the wind turbines to be installed on Richard J. Lee Elementary, the new CISD Gold LEED-certified school. Craft vendors will sell products that stay true to the spirit of Earthfest.

Residents can also drop off items at the Fix Up/Clean Up collection at Town Center Elementary, 185 North Heartz Road, where gently used household goods and clothing may be donated to charity. Document shredding is also available.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-462-5100 or visit

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