Photo Gallery: Earth Day Texas

Whether you missed out on the world's largest Earth Day celebration or just want to relive it, we've got the inside look.

Earth Day

Visitors to Earth Day Texas activities last week at Fair Park took in exhibits, discussions, films, and cutting-edge technology to help preserve the Earth.

Earth Day Texas is the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, and its strategy is aimed at channeling brain power into solving the world’s pressing environmental issues.

Organizers said they believed 150,000 people would come out for the annual event, and good crowds were present during the weekend.

Among the events were the EarthxPitch, scuba diving lessons, tiny house tours, solar car racing, green technology exhibits at the Innovation Expo, and panel discussions.

We were on hand to take in some of the sights of Earth Day Texas, and here is a photographic look at what took place.

Photos by Sarah Bradbury, except where noted:

People tour a tiny house at Earth Day Texas.

A tiny house called Sisu at Earth Day Texas.

People line up to go through the Texas A&M tiny house.

People line up to go through a tiny house in Tiny House Village at Earth Day Texas.

People tour a tiny house in Tiny House Village at Earth Day Texas.

Tiny homes at Earth Day Texas. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates.]

Plants hang in colored pots inside Evie.

Evie, a mobile greenhouse project made by Southern Methodist University students, was on display.

Deanna Ooley, left, is the “lady with the vintage airstream art gallery.” Thoughtful Hands displayed eco-friendly art. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Racks of wetsuits were available for scuba diving participants at Earth Day Texas.

An instructor leads two participants through a scuba diving lesson.

Solar cars race at Earth Day Texas.

The No. 6 solar car from Rockwall High School races at the Solar Car Challenge at Earth Day Texas.

Leilani Münter, race car driver and environmental activist, speaks to the participants and audience at the Solar Car Challenge at Earth Day Texas.

The team from Harmony School of Innovation Garland holds up its No. 10 solar car and multiple awards, including first place overall.

All the participants in the Solar Car Challenge at Earth Day Texas pose for a group picture with their cars and awards.

Doppler on Wheels, storm chaser car at Earth Day Texas.

FARM booth at the Innovation Expo at Earth Day Texas.

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

An owl is held at the Window to the Wild Inc. booth at Earth Day Texas.

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Choosing a collectible inventor trading card at the USPTO booth was a tough choice for kids and grownups alike. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Founders of Frisco’s Sprinkl show off their lawn device. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Local startup Ilumi featured their smart lighting system. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Cedar Hill featured the Dallas/Fort Worth “Hill Country” in the Outdoorable exhibit. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

[ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Dallas Country Community College District featured numerous interactive displays. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Skyven Technologies booth at the Innovation Expo at Earth Day Texas.

A wind turbine created by Hover Energy at its booth at the Innovation Expo at Earth Day Texas.

Christopher Griffin, president of Hover Energy, stands in front of its wind turbine and answers questions from the Innovation Expo attendees at Earth Day Texas.

Teams at Earthhack (Hackathon) spend 36 hours coding and building software around a sustainability idea.

Teams at Earthhack (Hackathon) spend 36 hours coding and building software around a sustainability idea.

Teams at Earthhack (Hackathon) spend 36 hours coding and building software around a sustainability idea.

Cans of soda and energy drinks are stacked up during Earthhack (Hackathon) at Earth Day Texas.

People line up at the Sustainable Beer Garden at Earth Day Texas.

Instructors teach how to climb trees rope-and-harness style in an oak tree at Earth Day Texas.

The Lego zebra at Lego Build. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Jessica Gore, founder of Tasty Clean, at Earth Day Texas.

Tasty Clean at Earth Day Texas. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

A young taster tests the greens at Dallas Urban Farms. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Bonton Farms shows off a new chick. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

Bonton Farms freshly-laid eggs. [ Photo: Dallas Innovates ]

The Smartflower, the world’s first all in one solar electric system, sits in Big Tex Circle at Earth Day Texas. The Smartflower automatically fans out at sunrise to face to sun at a 90-degree angle throughout the day and closes as the sun sets.

 

 

 

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