Land: Forests and Trees


In a general sense, everyone knows how important forests and trees are for human beings. Plants produce approximately half the oxygen on the planet. Every other breath comes from the forests, trees, and other plants of the world. Forests, like the Amazon rainforest, are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They teem with vibrantly colored birds, howling mammals, whirring insects, and dense foliage.

Scientific studies have shown how urban areas with more trees experience lower crime rates. People surrounded by trees and foliage are, on average, more mentally healthy. Trees help cool hot, concrete-locked cities and filter airborne pollutants. Visitors will be able to learn about the fascinating science of trees, forests, and how they green our world in more ways than one. There will also be opportunities to plant trees, take home saplings, and become a speaker for the trees.

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Austin Footwear Labs

In 2015, the startup Austin Footwear Labs launched their brand at Earth Day Texas. The Texas-based company produces stylish shoes made out of 50% recycled tire rubber, which creates great footwear and also keeps tires out of landfills. Their mission is to “deliver high quality products using innovative technology and materials science to offer both sustainable and…

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Green Fashion Show

Earth Day Texas is looking to develop a sustainable fashion show as the centerpiece of its Fashion & Beauty department; it will be a place where sustainable brands can model their latest eco-friendly styles. The show would be an opportunity for attendees to experience the benefits of sustainable brands, as well as learn how sustainability can…

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Eco-Luxury Trunk Show

For the first time, Earth Day Texas is in talks with respected fashion brands with green stories to host a special trunk show during the event. 2016 will also be the first year Earth Day Texas attendees will be able to both learn about and purchase eco-friendly products. Earth Day Texas is looking for brands to…

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Eco Makeup Counters

What we put on our skin can have a significant impact on our long-term health and longevity. Many chemicals and questionable ingredients lurk in regular, everyday cosmetic products. In this department, you will learn about healthy products that can keep you looking and feeling good for years to come.

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