Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Earth Day Houston?

    A : Houston was part of the first celebration of Earth Day in 1970. Now, the region is host to dozens of public Earth Day events, including Earth Day Houston. Presented in partnership with the Citizens' Environmental Coalition (Houston) and sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company, Discovery Green's citywide Earth Day celebration is designed to educate, inspire and encourage action. The event features displays, exhibits and booths on topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods, plus a foodie farmers market, kids activities and more.

    Earth Day Houston will also include Earth Talks from local environmental heroes Mayor Sylvester Turner, NASA, youth leaders and more. Guests can enjoy a special edition of Canned Acoustica featuring Fat Tony, Hogan & Moss, Max Flinn, Arthur Yoria, The Broken Spokes, Heapin' Helpin' and Giant Kitty. Earth Day Houston, presented by Green Mountain Energy and part of Discovery Green's 10th anniversary season, advances the park's mission of providing free, environmentally conscious programming and eco-friendly operations.

  • Q: Where is Earth Day Houston?

    A : Earth Day Houston is held at Discovery Green park, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010.

  • Q: When is Earth Day Houston?

    A : Sunday, April 22, 2018 from noon to 6:00 pm.

  • Q: How much does Earth Day Houston cost?

    A : Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Earth Day Houston is free and open to the public.

  • Q: What type of food and beverage will be available?

    A : In 2018, over thirty vendors, ranging from prepared food vendors to farmers, will be part of the foodie farmers market organized by Urban Harvest.

  • Q: How will waste be collected?

    A : Earth Day Houston is proud to enable Houstonians and all attendees the opportunity to experience a waste-free event. Perhaps this could spread to other events and even become the tipping point for a more balanced material waste stream in Houston. This challenge is bold. We will feature three types of waste receptacles: recycling bins, compost bins, and regular trash cans. The receptacles will be attended by Recycling Ambassadors to educate the attendees on the proper choice in real time. The Recycling Ambassadors will track the weight of recycling materials and compostable material being diverted from the landfill, and will track items destined for the landfill and the collective weight of the trash. These numbers will serve as a baseline for future events.

  • Q: Can I Bring Fido?

    A : The Kinder Large Dog Run and the Harriet and Joe Foster Small Dog Run offer a place at the park for four-legged members of the family. The areas feature crushed gravel, fountains and seating. Please take note of these Park Rules at Discovery Green when visiting the dog runs:

    • Dog owners must remain with dog
    • Time limit of 45 minutes for each dog
    • Owners must pick up after their dogs
    • Dogs must exhibit current license and vaccination tags
    • Children must be with an adult
    • No reckless play or fighting
    • No spiked collars
    • No dogs in heat
    • Dogs taller than 15 inches must use the large dog run
    • Dogs shorter than 15 inches must use the small dog run
     

  • Q: Can I donate to Earth Day Houston?

    A : Absolutely! Discovery Green, in partnership with Citizens' Environmental Coalition, is hosting the event, and both would be grateful for your support. You can access their donation pages at discoverygreen.org and at cechouston.org.

  • Q: What should I bring with me?

    A : Please bring a reusable water bottle so you can take advantage of water stations. Coolers, blankets, and chairs are allowed. *Please do NOT bring glass containers, cigarettes/pipes, or weapons.*

  • Q: Can I volunteer at the event?

    A : Absolutely. You can register to volunteer right here.

  • Q: Where can I learn about becoming a Sponsor?

    A : Yes. Check out our sponsorship opportunities right here.

  • Q: Can I donate to Earth Day Houston?

    A : Absolutely! Discovery Green, in partnership with Citizens' Environmental Coalition, is hosting the event, and both would be grateful for your support. You can access their donation pages at discoverygreen.org and at cechouston.org.

  • Q: What should I bring with me?

    A : Please bring a reusable water bottle so you can take advantage of water stations. Coolers, blankets, and chairs are allowed. *Please do NOT bring glass containers, cigarettes/pipes, or weapons.*

  • Q: Can I ride my bicycle?

    A : Absolutely! A free bike valet service will be provided by Bike Houston and community rides to the event will be announced soon.  

  • Q: Where do I park and what will it cost?

    A : The most up-to-date information about parking is available at discoverygreen.com. Meters are FREE all day Sunday. DO NOT park in valet zones or commercial zones (marked with red meters or red striping on the street). Please always read the signs before you park! Learn more about parking at downtownhouston.org.

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