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Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day

Earth Day is today, so it’s not surprising that ways to reuse, recycle, conserve, and improve the world around us for today and future generations are on our minds. Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day. Not only will they give everyone an opportunity to enjoy some eco-friendly camaraderie, but also offer some tips and tricks that can help reduce our carbon footprint or simply become more eco-conscious all year long.

If you are located in any of the hot Texas cities where SouthStar Communities has a popular master-planned neighborhood, don’t miss out on these great Earth Day events:

Vintage Oaks

Head out from Vintage Oaks to Earth Day Austin for an all-day celebration on Saturday, April 26, from noon–6pm. Featuring more than 75 exhibitors, presentations, speakers, live music, a kids zone, and some of Austin’s favorite food trucks, Earth Day Austin is bound to entertain as much as it informs.

Learn more at Earth Day Austin.

Vintage Oaks is uniquely convenient to Austin yet boasts one of Texas’ most pristine landscapes, with Hill Country splendor at every turn. The fastest-growing community in the Hill Country features several distinct neighborhoods of custom acreage offerings, plus its newest exceptional release, The Reserve, a whole new way to enjoy living at Vintage Oaks featuring home-lot packages.

For more information, visit Vintage Oaks.

Lake Ridge

Just a short drive from Lake Ridge, Earth Day Texas invites you to celebrate the Earth over two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, from 10am to 6pm. This annual, free festival is held at Fair Park. Six hundred exhibitors will promote eco-friendly products and resources, and this year’s event also features the “Hydrogen Initiative,” showcasing hydrogen as an emerging alternative energy source with "the first 'official' Hydrogen Highway in Texas and the United States of America...featuring a motorcade of all Hydrogen/H2 vehicles traveling from Austin to Dallas.”

For more information, visit Earth Day Texas.

Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake offers buyers in search of prime Texas lake property all the advantages of living near the lake without losing a convenient DFW location. Lake Ridge welcomed 195 new residents in 2013, triple the number from 2012, and currently has 14 homes under construction, including five at the gated lake-view neighborhood of The Sanctuary, featuring some of the most coveted lake real estate in North Texas.

For more information, visit Lake Ridge.

King Oaks

In College Station, you can make a commitment to do your part for the environment by lowering your footprint today and throughout the coming year. Start by taking your paint, pesticides, and other hazardous materials that might be hanging around your house to the Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) collection event on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more info and a complete list of acceptable materials, visit the HHW page.

In Bryan, you can gather up your regular recyclables and take them to the Bryan Drive In Recycling Center every day. Check here for eligible recycles and tips.

King Oaks continues to benefit from Houston flight and Aggies returning to the area they love. Bryan-College Station's favorite community offers scenic one-acre-plus properties in a coveted location close to Texas A&M yet in a private, secluded hamlet.

For more information, visit King Oaks.

For more information about Texas land or any of SouthStar Communities' master-planned communities, visit SouthStar Communities.