60k expected at this year's Earth Day Texas festival
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:11:38 GMT —
"Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people." ~ Earth Day Network.
It's Earth Day today, and that has people around the world finding ways to honor our planet -- planting trees, cleaning up communities, creating gardens, educating others, and so much more. Each year each Earth Day theme focuses on a current environmental challenge, and this year the focus has turned to cities.
This year's theme is "green Cities" to create sustainable communities.
The Earth Day Network, the global organizer behind Earth Day, said, "With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future."
The main event in Texas, Earth Day Texas, is being held this weekend, April 26-27, at Fair Park in Dallas. The event will use approximately 500k square feet of indoor and outdoor space. They're expecting 600 exhibitors and 60k guests this year. The exhibitors will use their presence to teach attendees how to take environmentally-responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations. This year, they're also announcing their Hydrogen Initiative. Guests are invited to learn about how hydrogen emergence as an alternative energy source.
The exhibit will also offer a glimpse into the future by completing the first "official" Hydrogen Highway in teas and the U.S., which will feature a motorcade of all Hydrogen/H2 vehicles traveling from Austin to Dallas.