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Earth Day Austin is the largest sustainability event in Central Texas. On April 13th, 2019, thousands from the Austin Area and beyond will come to learn about conservation and sustainable solutions, celebrate our love for the environment, and get connected to the best and most innovative green businesses and organizations. We are proudly a 501C3!

With family and friends, attendees explore rich, in-depth programming, exciting new activities and engaging exhibitions that allow them to discover new connections to the environment and environmental issues. Inspired by their experiences and interactions, participants are empowered to make new sustainable choices that enhance their lives while helping the entire planet.

Janis Bookout

Executive Director


Janis Bookout has over 10 years of experience in small business development (with a focus on marketing, branding and systems), 5 years experience in elementary teaching, and 16 years of experience in personal and professional development. She entered environmental work in 2012 when she began consulting for Austin EcoNetwork (Austin's curator of all things environmental) and then became project coordinator of an EPA-funded city-wide project on food waste prevention and recovery. She also is co-founding a global citizen's climate initiative called 2020 or Bust.
"And it's only my second cup!"

Liz Belete

Festival Coordinator

Liz graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Biochemistry. She has over 9 years experience in system implementation and project management. Most recently, she co-founded the March for Science, Austin Chapter. At that event in 2017, over 10,000 Texans gathered at the State Capitol to stand up for science based policy and marched to the Earth Day Austin festival. Her hobbies include volunteering, tubing the beautiful Hill Country rivers and enjoying a good cup of Ethiopian coffee.
"If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle."

Intern Team

Meet the interns! Our interns are the most dedicated, hardworking group of people committed to helping organize and run the most exciting green event in Austin. All of our interns take priority in preserving the environment and developing networking and professional skills to become effective members of the working/non-profit world.
"How can I help?"