7 ways to celebrate Earth Day 2017 in the DFW Metroplex

Snappy Salads will host an e-waste recycling event on Earth Day.

Snappy Salads will host an e-waste recycling event on Earth Day.

Each year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. On this day various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. There are several events happening in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex the weekend of April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day Texas 2017

The three-day event celebrates progress, hope and innovation, and it is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions. The event runs from April 21-23. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission), special fees apply to select conferences and events. Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas. 214-310-1200. www.earthdaytx.org

Community e-waste recycling event

Snappy Salads hosts a free e-waste recycling event April 22. Anything with an on/off switch, including computers, cell phones, televisions, lamps, calculators, small appliances and batteries, may be dropped off at the following Snappy Salads locations at the times listed:

9 a.m.-noon

• 5930 W. Park Blvd., Plano

1-4 p.m.

• 5588 SH 121, Plano

• 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake


Earth Day yoga class

Athleta in Southlake hosts a free yoga class to celebrate Earth Day. Participants need to bring their own mat. April 22. 9-10 a.m. Free. Athleta, 128 State St., Southlake. 817-488-6156. http://athleta.gap.com

Survive and Thrive Plant Sale

Grapevine Garden Club's plant sale will be held April 22. Grapevine Garden Club's plant sale will be held April 22.[/caption]

The Grapevine Garden Club hosts its annual spring plant sale at the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. The sale features drought-tolerant plants, heirloom perennials, and butterfly nectar and host plants appropriate for the area. April 22. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (admission). Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3350. http://grapevinegardenclub.org

J. Crew's Earth Day Celebration

With a purchase, customers receive a free miniature succulent planter to put together on April 22. Snacks are available as well. www.jcrew.com

J. Crew locations:

• 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano

• 334 Grand Ave., Southlake

Heard Museum: Spring Plant Sale

For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners have chosen plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. The sale is held April 22-23. This year, the sale offers natives, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. Admission to the Heard is not required to visit the plant sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 1-5 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. 972-562-5566. www.heardmuseum.org

IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way

IKEA in Frisco is celebrating Earth Day on April 22 with workshops, giveaways and activities. Activities include Furniture Take Back, which allows customers to bring used furniture to the store except for mattresses, bedding, children's furniture and lighting. A LED digital game competition, face painting,  food specials and solar panel tours are also featured. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. IKEA, 7171 Ikea Drive, Frisco. 888-888-4532. https://info.ikea-usa.com/sustainable-living-your-way
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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