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Green Mountain Energy Earth Day

in partnership with Citizens' Environmental Coalition

and featuring Houston Public Works Water Works Festival

Full Schedule of Events

This year’s Green Mountain Energy Earth Day will feature the Houston Public Works’ popular Water Works Festival.

Saturday, April 22

12 – 5 pm


This year’s Green Mountain Energy Earth Day theme is water. As a central environmental issue, the proper care and management of Houston’s water is a topic that affects everyone. The city’s present and future relies on it.

The Water Works Festival will bring their interactive exhibits to Discovery Green to educate families about this vital natural resource. Expect family-friendly performances, live music, art installations, face painting, crafts and activities. Educational talks, panel discussions, spoken word performances and more will be provided. And, of course, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the water features at Discovery Green.

Please note: Bike Houston will be providing a bike valet. Parking will be difficult to find. Please consider making alternate transportation plans. 

Emcee: Ana Raquel Bueno, environmental reporter for Univision 45

12 pm  Houston Aztec Dance & Drum – Calmecac Indigenous Arts Organization

12:20 pm Opening Remarks

  • Green Mountain Energy
  • City Council Member, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
  • Houston Public Works Director, Carol Haddock & Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer, Priya Zachariah
  • Discovery Green Conservancy President, Barry Mandel

12:50 pm Jack Golden performs “Water Water Everywhere” a colorful and creative voyage through the wondrous world of water, with the comedic character Brook Rivers at the helm. The show takes attendees through wetlands, water molecules and storm drains, as they learn facts about one of the most valuable resources on earth: clean water.

1:30 pm Magpies and Peacocks – Fresh Perspective a fashion show using resources diverted from the landfill. Magpies & Peacocks is a Houston design house and nonprofit dedicated to disrupting the cycle of waste in the fashion industry and mitigating its environmental impact. Magpies and Peacocks is building a sustainable future for local makers and promoting social responsibility, ethics and circular innovation.

2 pm Water Jams with DJ Mohawk Steve spinning the most danceable water-themed hits.

3 pm Space City Weather with Eric Berger: A certified meteorologist, Eric and his partner Matt Lanza brings no-nonsense coverage of weather in and around Houston. Join him for a discussion of weather and water in Houston.

3:30 pm Water Jams with DJ Mohawk Steve spinning the most danceable water-themed hits.

4 pm Jack Golden performs “EnviroGanza” an exciting and unique program that covers recycling, litter prevention and water issues, including water conservation and point/non-point source pollution.

4:40 pm Cirque Olympus an action-packed and fun-filled family-friendly circus!

Other highlights:

  • Drea the Artist Craft Zone with kid-friendly art projects 
  • Drea the Artist meditations on the Hess Deck at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
  • Lacy M. Johnson, founder of the Houston Flood Museum and editor of More City than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas, will be on site with a new mobile storytelling booth (created in collaboration with One Breath Partnership and fabricated by CORE Design Studio); participants are invited to share stories about flooding in their communities.
  • Mars Rover, a motor vehicle designed to travel on the surface of Mars. See one up close!
  • Electric Vehicle Petting Zoo, your chance to check out some of the newest and most exciting innovations in electric vehicles.
  • Food trucks
  • More than 70 vendors, exhibitors and more
This will be a zero-waste event. Please plan on bringing your own refillable water bottles and utensils.

Exhibitors will be asked to ensure waste is minimized by only providing reusable or compostable items
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Jones Lawn

The Jones Lawn is the largest green space at Discovery Green®, and therefore offers panoramic views of the Park and unobstructed views of the downtown skyline. The Lawn is an exceptional manicured space that can accommodate almost any large gathering. It is the site of major events such as Discovery Green’s festivals or pick-up sports. The Convention District Garage lies directly below the Jones Lawn. From charity galas, festivals or concerts for hundreds or thousands, the Jones Lawn can make any event a memorable and magical occasion.

Thank you to all sponsors and partners!

Presenting Sponsor

Event Sponsors


Port Houston

Union Pacific Railroad

Hollaway Environmental + Communication


Many thanks to these corporate exhibitors: 

Renewal by Anderson of Houston 

Ardurra Group 

Carollo Engineers 


Resort Vacation Inc 

Boardwalk Pipelines 

Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc 


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