The first Earth Day launched 50 years ago on April 22, 1970. While in-person celebrations around the globe were planned for the big golden anniversary, the coronavirus canceled them all, including our own Oak Cliff Earth Day.
To mark this momentous milestone, we’ve moved the celebration online. Check out our special local coverage:
- Interview with the First Earth Day Organizer
- How North Texans Marked First Earth Day in 1970 – Anecdotes from greenies and newspaper archives
- Reflections on Earth Day from Anna Clark and Amy Martin
- Montopolis performance
- Reading of “The Giving Tree”
- 20 Green Tips for Earth Day
- Texas Green Report
- Invitation to share selfies and videos
We’re sorry to share the loss of a member of the Oak Cliff Earth Day family and the husband of Oak Cliff Earth Day chair Lybo Buchanan. Read Amy Martin’s tribute to the effervescent Lee Kelton: North Texan put passion, pizzazz into local green causes
In case you were wondering…
We will be sending out an email later in the week, regarding the coronavirus & the City’s current ban on gatherings. What this means is Oak Cliff Earth Day cannot be held as planned. We hope we can just postpone, but depending on what the City decides on extending the ban, we may not be able to. Various news sources indicate that the country is expected to be shut down a couple of months at least.
Our entire country will need to work together in getting beyond this crisis.
Be safe…and please look for an update from us toward week’s end.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
~ A celebration of People and Planet ~
Welcome to Oak Cliff Earth Day 2020, our 13th event at the beautiful and historic Lake Cliff Park, made available through the generosity of Dallas Park and Recreation. Every year they go out of their way to assure our event runs as smoothly as possible and is a success. A special thanks to the Friends of Oak Cliff Park volunteers for their tireless efforts year round in caring for the park in its many beautification projects.
The committee is already hard at work for the 2020 event. Please mark your calendar with the date & location below.
When: April 19, 2020; 12noon to 5pm
Where: Lake Cliff Park, 300 E Colorado, Dallas, TX 75201
(Corner of Zang & Colorado)
Methods of transportation are:
- Ride your bicycle (bike racks are located in the park)• Drive (there will be limited parking around the park)
- Take the streetcar (The nearest Dallas Streetcar stop is at Oakenwald and Zang (in front of the Founders Park parking lot)
- Take the bus (DART Bus # 21 stops on Colorado near Zang.)
Volunteers with wagons will be available to assist vendors in taking their items to their booth space. Help and the wagons will also be available at close out.
Let’s make Oak Cliff Earth Day 2020 the best in our history, highlighting the uniqueness and beauty of Oak Cliff Texas. But we can only do that with your help and support.
Peace and good will…and may the Earth be with you.
~ Let the mountains talk, the rivers run, and the winds blow. ~