Local events abound for Earth Day. Combine your environmental do-gooding with your egg-hunting and Easter celebrations this weekend, and take part in Earth Day events in your community next week, too! Here’s just a selection of ways to celebrate Earth Day this year:

Grapevine Earth Day Celebration
April 20, 9am-12pm | Town Square Gazebo on Main Street

Held at the Town Square Gazebo (325 S. Main St.) in downtown Grapevine, this fun family event features educational presentations and vendors that will help you learn to live in a more environmentally friendly way. They will have fun giveaways, including reusable shopping bags made from recycled fibers and Norwex’s stainless steel straws! Special presentations include a session about Couch Potato Composting (find out how easy it can be!), getting involved in the global City Nature Challenge (citynaturechallenge.org) documenting local plants and wildlife, and a Pollinators and Beekeeping talk, with a glimpse at this fascinating world from a local expert. #citynaturechallenge www.GoGrapevine.com/EarthDay

Earth Fest: An Earth & Arbor Day Celebration
April 22, 5-7:30pm | Cedar Hill Government Center

Take part in this free family event celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day at the Cedar Hill Government Center (285 Uptown Boulevard). Visit with environmentally conscious vendors, enjoy food trucks, live performances by David Chicken and Buddy Mohmed: American Bedouin, make Earth Day crafts, take a sustainability tour, and more. @CityofCedarHill cedarhilltx.com/earthfest

EarthX Expo
April 26-28 | Fair Park

The world’s largest environmental exposition, conference and film festival, EarthX is an enormous exposition with an expected attendance of over 160,000 visitors, 400+ speakers, 700+ exhibitors and a wide range of activities. Check out the Tiny House Village, Outdoor Adventure Zone, Organic Farm, Animal Petting Zoo, Virtual Reality Zone, Big Thought Robotics Truck, Sustainable U, Green Auto Show, International Art Display and much, much more. This year’s theme is Water for All, as EarthX educates and investigates finding ways to sustain clean, clear, abundant water for all, and to protect our world’s oceans, rivers and lakes. #WaterforAll earthx.org

It’s My Park Day: Spring 2019
April 27, 9am-12pm | Multiple Locations across the City

Bonus Earth Day event – because what better way to celebrate the Earth than taking care of the green spaces around us? Take part in beautification projects at your neighborhood park, such as weeding, mulching, and litter and debris pick-up. #MyParkDay @DallasParkRec

Can’t make it to an official Earth Day celebration near you? Make Earth Day an at-home event, and start a green habit to carry you the whole year through. Here at Metropolitan Press, we recycle everything from press room trimmings to water bottles and plastic from staff lunch breaks, and use recycled paper as our house paper stock (more about that in an upcoming post!). Don’t forget, if your company needs business cards, brochures, catalogs, banners, invitations, posters, promotional items like t-shirts, pens, and reusable tote bags, Metropolitan Press is your local Dallas-Fort Worth printer! #ThePrinterforNonProfits #YourMessageOurMission

How will Metropolitan Press celebrate Earth Day? Find out next week!