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As Earth Day approaches, Texas can do better


The annual Earth Day celebration in DFW is nearly here. Each April Dallas hosts one of the largest celebrations in the country, according to EarthX.org. But, according to Popular Science the North Texas area is falling a bit short. The magazine published “America’s Top 50 Green Cities,” in its February issue, and sadly to say Dallas didn’t even break into the top 50. Three cities that did make the cut included Austin, which ranks 10th, Fort Worth, ranked 15th while Amarillo came in at 34th. It’s not the fact that people don’t care or are not trying to make North Texas a better place to live environmentally. Numerous cities in our state’s defense are now enforcing recycling, that not only includes plastics but also includes any yard waste. What started in 2011 as an outdoor event spanning five blocks of Flora Street in Dallas’ Arts District grew to occupy approximately one million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. In 2017, EARTHx, formerly Earth Day Dallas, hosted more than 100,000 attendees, over 900 exhibitors and 260 speakers, becoming the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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