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Save the date: Green Mountain Energy Earth Day

Green Mountain Energy Earth Day at Discovery Green® in partnership with Citizens Environmental Coalition and featuring Houston Public Works Water Works Festival

Saturday, April 22

12 – 5 p.m.


Discovery Green

1500 McKinney

Houston, TX

Discovery Green Conservancy, in partnership with Citizens Environmental Coalition is proud to announce this year’s Green Mountain Energy Earth Day will feature the Houston Public Works’ popular Water Works Festival.

It will be held from 12 – 5 p.m. on Earth Day which is Saturday, April 22. Entrance is free and all are welcome.

This year’s Green Mountain Energy Earth Day theme is water. As one of the central environmental issues 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.

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted. Early bird pricing is available until March 22. To apply visit www.discoverygreen.com/earthday.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Stephanie Carroll at stephanie@discoverygreen.com for more information.

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.

Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun, and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to change the way power is made. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid 90 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more about Green Mountain, visit greenmountainenergy.com.


Since 1971, CEC has been connecting people with each other and with hundreds of organizations doing environmental work and advocacy in the Houston / Gulf Coast region. CEC shares, supports, and enhances their efforts and environmental advocacy. CEC fosters and strengthens this community through publications that give a balanced perspective on environmental issues and through events that enhance understanding, including the Wild About Houston Green Film Festival and Earth Day Houston. cechouston.org


Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 671-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @HouPublicWorks

Discovery Green is a highly acclaimed 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the nonprofit Discovery Green Conservancy in downtown Houston, Texas. Since opening in April 2008, the park has welcomed more than 20 million visitors. Discovery Green features sprawling lawns, a one-acre lake, an interactive fountain, a playground, public art installations, gardens and an allée of century-old live oaks. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present artistic, musical, educational, family-friendly and health-focused events each year, most of which are presented free to the public. The park also features two on-site restaurants, the award-winning destination restaurant The Grove and the fast-casual The Lake House, providing visitors with an array of dining options. As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. For more information, please visit www.discoverygreen.com.

A vendor shows the plants she has for sale at Green Mountain Energy Earth Day at Discovery Green