Wish you could do more to make a real difference in the world? Reverse the effects of climate change? Provide equitable access to parks and healthy food? Save Austin from traffic?
Here’s your chance to learn how… and have a little fun doing it!
The Earth Day ATX Festival is this Saturday, April 13th from noon to 6pm and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to learn and discover how to make an impact.
Plus, this year Earth Day ATX has merged with Texas VegFest (after it was rained out last weekend), so you’ll have the chance to taste and learn more about some of our city’s best plant-based foods.
So what’s planned for this year’s festival?
Along with kids activities, a rock wall, live music, and free bike giveaways, there will also be lots of panels and guest speakers, including:
- Save Red Bluff Community Dialogue – 1:30pm to 2:30pm at the Changemaker Cafe and Bookstore
- EcoPitch Competition – 3pm – 4:30pm at the Changemaker Cafe and Bookstore
- Building Better Communities Around Sustainability: Why Civic Engagement and Diversity Are Necessary For Achieving Lasting Environmental Impact – 12:15pm to 1pm at the Sustainable Living Showcase
- Sustainability From the Business’ Side: Expectations, Challenges, and Solutions – 1:30pm to 2:25pm at the Sustainable Living Showcase
- Sustainability on a Global Scale: How Technology and Entrepreneurship Can Build A Greener Future From The Local To The Global – 5pm to 5:50pm at the Sustainable Living Showcase
- Celebrating Six Square Miles of History and Culture by Six Square, Austin’s Black Cultural District – 3pm to 3:45pm at the Community Justice Hub
- Office of Police Oversight Presents Know Your Rights – 4pm to 4:45pm at the Community Justice Hub
- Green New Deal: Game Changer – 2pm to 2:30pm at the Climate Action Tent
- It’s Possible. It’s Happening: Top Actions Austinites Are Taking To Reverse Global Warming – 2:30pm to 3pm at the Climate Action Tent
- Just Say No To Coal – 3pm to 3:30pm at the Climate Action Tent
- The Pachamama Alliance Reversing Global Warming: Introduction To Drawdown – 3:30pm to 4pm at the Climate Action Tent
- Climate Jeopardy – 4pm to 4:30pm at the Climate Action Tent
- It’s Time For An Extinction Rebellion – 4:30pm to 5:15pm at the Climate Action Tent
(A map with a full schedule of speakers and their locations will be available at the festival once you arrive.)
Sound intriguing? The festival is free to attend and will be held on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University on Saturday, April 13th from noon to 6pm. You can learn more here>>