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Earth Day Celebration EarthX 2020 Goes Virtual

On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, the world’s first major environmental movement was born. 50 years later, we’re still working to turn the tide. Join us online to commemorate this milestone event for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide, and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses, and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated, and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects, and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.

EarthX will mark the 50th Earth Day Celebration on April 22nd with a special address by Tia Nelson, daughter of Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. Michael Ulica, President of the National Geographic Society will also take the virtual stage along with some of National Geographic’s most renowned explorers including Enric Sala and Sylvia Earle.

Join EarthX for our 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration, film screenings, presentations and conference programming live-streamed on EarthX.org.

Register online today to help lead the change for sustainable solutions and a healthier planet. 

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Earthx2020 and Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

EarthX and The National Geographic Society Join Forces from April 16-26 to Address Today’s Most Pressing Environmental Challenges

 

 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Earthx2020 will convene virtually as EarthX and The National Geographic Society partner to shine a light on the critical issues facing our planet. The world’s largest environmental event is taking its conferences, film festival and youth program online from April 16-26 to explore sustainable solutions to today’s most pressing environmental challenges, through inspiring conversation, creative storytelling and interactive experiences.

 

“Fifty years ago, the first Earth Day took place because Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was troubled by the lack of attention being paid to environmental issues,” said Trammell S. Crow, Founder of EarthX. “Earthx2020 will pay homage to the half century of planetary advocacy that followed and leverage the power that hundreds of thousands of people coming together can bring to championing a better planet for future generations.”

 

EarthX will mark the 50th Earth Day Celebration on April 22nd with a special address by Tia Nelson, daughter of Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. Michael Ulica, President of the National Geographic Society will also take the virtual stage along with some of National Geographic’s most renowned explorers including Enric Sala and Sylvia Earle.

 

Conferences | EarthX will host a series of Conferences that will feature leading voices exploring the intersection of the environment and policy, cities, energy, technology, and business. A guiding force for collective change, EarthX is committed to bridging the divide on environmental issues and fostering constructive dialogue between unlikely parties – making it the most ideologically diverse assembly of thought leaders and partisan voices to congregate over the future of the planet. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Julie Packard and Karenna Gore will be among this year’s speakers.

 

Jane Fonda joins youth activist Xiye Bastida and other transformative women in the environmental conversation at EarthX’s first intergenerational women’s summit, Women in the Environment. This year will also mark the launch of March for Science Youth Summit, giving a platform for youth leaders from around the world who are champions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Film Festival | The Earthx Film Festival will kick off April 17th with Toronto based, indigenous Anishinaabe techno artist, Classic Roots, live streaming his set to the world. With over 35 features and short films, the festival will showcase pioneers in eco-storytelling through virtual screenings and live streamed conversations with filmmakers, youth leaders and environmental activists. Some of the highlight screenings of the festival include The Great Green Wall, The Story of Plastic, Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, The Love Bugs, and Public Trust narrated by Robert Redford. 

 

The festival will also feature over 50 extended reality experiences, taking attendees around the world to intimately connect with the wonders of our planet without leaving their homes. From underwater dives in the Galapagos to walking with elephants in Africa, EarthXR will present immersive journeys in partnership with YouTube XR, Google Earth, Oculus, Samsung and HTC Vive. Creative storytellers will also take the virtual stage at the ARTS x SDGs Festival on April 20th, featuring eco-beatboxing battles and musical performances.

 

Youth Program | The youth program couples entertainment with education to engage students through interactive events, designed to expand their understanding of our planet and their role in sustaining it. From youth eco-art and film competitions to a virtual hackathon, the program this year will most notably feature National Geographic’s Explorer Classrooms connecting learners to National Geographic Explorers in live video talks each weekday as they share their experiences from around the world.

 

Registration and details for Earthx2020 are available at www.EarthX.org.

 

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ABOUT EarthX

EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, 700 exhibitors, 450 speakers, 63 films and 49 Eco-virtual reality experiences. Earthx2020 will be held virtually on April 16-26, 2020. Visit www.EarthX.org or follow us @earthxorg on InstagramTwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

 

Conferences | April 16-26

EarthxCities, EarthxEnergy, EarthxLaw, EarthxTechforGood, Women in the Environment Summit, March for Science Youth Summit, EarthxFuture 500 Summit, E-Capital Summit, Island Resilience Forum

Film Festival | April 17-26

Earth Day 50th Anniversary | April 22

Youth Program | April 24-26

 

ABOUT The National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.orgor follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook

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EarthxFilm has launched its 2020 Youth Film Competition, the Planet911 Challenge, inviting youth aged 11 to 21 to post a 15- to 50-second video on Instagram tagging #Planet911Challenge and stating how they pledge to protect the planet. Presented in collaboration with Creative Visions, Instagram, and Planet911, this sixth EarthxFilm Youth Film Competition will award winning filmmakers up to $5000 in cash and prizes, including the opportunity to see their film screened at Earthx2020, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in Dallas.


Currently open for submissions and voting through March 20, the Planet911 Challenge invites world citizens of all ages to cast their votes for the best film at Planet911.org. Planet911 provides youth with a platform for collaboration and sharing their voice. Together, EarthX and Planet911 encourage student filmmakers to be creative through film, music, spoken word, dance or whatever form of creative expression they choose, by offering them a global platform and the chance to shine on a public stage.

Winning filmmakers will be also be offered travel and accommodation to join 250 youth leaders from around the globe to participate in the March For Science Youth Summit at Earthx2020. The top 25 films will screen at EarthxFilm April 17 through 26 in Dallas, and filmmakers will be recognized at an Awards Ceremony, and have the rare opportunity to see THE WAY OF THE RAIN – HOPE FOR EARTH with Sibylle Szaggars Redford and Robert Redford. Prizewinners will be determined by a combination of online votes in combination with ballots cast by a guest jury made up of industry experts and media professionals.

"This is the most ambitious competition to-date with its goal of reaching 20 million views and garnering more than 500 films to share on our social platforms, while also screening as many films as possible at Earthx2020," said Emily Hargrove, co-founder of Planet911/EarthxFilm. "This is about amplifying the voices of youth from around the globe and changing behavior for the health of our planet."

In 2019, EarthxFilm partnered with Creative Visions to launch Planet911 offering a much-needed creative connection point for youth action related to climate change. Aligning the EarthxFilm Youth Film Competition with Planet911 leveraged this alliance and made EarthxFilm's bi-annual Youth Film Competition a global movement in 2019 with participation from youth across the planet.

Sponsored by Smurfit Kappa, Studio Movie Grill and PatentDive, winners came from as diverse locations as KenyaAfrica, including the Winner of the Most Motivated Award. The $1000 award, given to the school or organization with the most entries, was awarded to The Tonebee Organization, a non-profit that supports a small village in rural Kenya by educating girls and boys who otherwise would not have a chance to attend high school or university.

"Several of the youth who won cash awards for their films in the 2019 competition are planning to donate 10% of their prize money to plant trees in their village and help protect our planet," added Melanie Yonks, Director of Education for EarthxFilm. "It's beyond exciting to know our work makes a difference and can have a real impact on youth, their community, and our shared home – planet Earth. We can't wait to see the inspiration the Planet911 Challenge delivers."

Since its inception in 2017, EarthxFilm has developed programs to bring awareness of environmental issues and engage youth through education and outreach. To participate in the Planet911 Challenge, view previous submissions, and watch the past showcase visit www.planet911.org. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 at Fair Park, and registration is available online at www.EarthX.org.

ABOUT EarthX
EarthX convenes the world's largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors and 450 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.

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ABOUT Creative Visions
Founded by Kathy Eldon and her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub in 1998, Creative Visions honors the legacy of artist and photojournalist Dan Eldon by supporting and empowering creative activism worldwide — the use of media, arts and technology to ignite positive social change. 

A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Nations NGO (Nongovernmental Organization), Creative Visions has a mission to create a more just, caring and sustainable world. We use the power of creative activism to inspire and communicate solutions to the world's most critical social and environmental issues for over two decades.

ABOUT Planet911
Cofounded by Creative Visions and EarthX in 2018, Planet911 is an international call to action to youth across the world using film, arts, music and media, as a way to protect the future of our planet. By empowering our youth and creating a strong coalition of organizations and individuals, we can make dramatic reductions in our carbon footprint and change the current direction of climate change. More information is available at www.Planet911.org.

 
 

 

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GOOD PITCH LOCAL RETURNS TO TEXAS! EARTHxFILM AND DOC SOCIETY ANNOUNCE A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO BRING GOOD PITCH LOCAL to EARTHx2020 ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23. 

SEEKING NEW SHORT-FORM MEDIA PROJECTS THAT HIGHLIGHT CLIMATE JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN TEXAS.

The global model for high-impact storytelling that seeds media projects and partnerships designed to strengthen communities and create social change. 

Good Pitch Local aims to provide creative media makers and organizations in Texas that are passionate about climate justice with a powerful platform for collaboration and impact, connecting them to resources and partners, strengthening networks and communities.  This curated program culminates in a day-long event featuring a curated selection of pitches and presentations in an atmosphere of radical collaboration, where storytellers and change-makers connect with funders, media platforms, and partner organizations that can help ensure these stories get made and make a difference.   

In times like these where we see social tensions rise along with the ocean, we need to support our local community’s capacity to do good. Good Pitch Local is a great opportunity to help make that happen.” Michael Cain, President of EarthxFilm, which takes place in Dallas April 17-26  said: “We are excited to partner with Doc Society.”

“As we face the climate crisis while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the team at EarthxFilm, we need stories and ideas that help us imagine an alternative future, inspire action, and nurture the communities that give us strength and hope.  Good Pitch Local invites radical collaboration, and we see astounding possibility for the program to seed stories of change in Texas,” noted Good Pitch Local program Director Patricia Finneran. 

 

Call For Entries 

Media makers and organizers working on projects and stories based in Texas that focus on addressing the climate crisis, social justice and the environment are encouraged to submit current projects and well-developed ideas for short form non-fiction media projects.   Apply on-line at:  Call For Entries  www.GoodPitch.org 

GOOD PITCH LOCAL TEXAS PARTNERS 

Good Pitch Local Texas is presented by EarthxFilm.

GOOD PITCH LOCAL IS A PROJECT OF DOC SOCIETY

FOUNDING PARTNER: Ford Foundation  

LEAD SUPPORTER: Wyncote Foundation 

With thanks to Crosscurrents Foundation & Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn

 

Event Information

Date:Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Location: Location: Dallas, Texas, Venue TBA

Schedule: Registration & Breakfast 9:00am; Program 9:30am - 4:30pm; Midday Lunch; 

Attendance is free and by invitation only.

 

 

ABOUT EARTHxFILM

EarthxFilm was launched in 2017 at the annual EarthX event to showcase the films and emerging media that explore environmental science, conservation, and climate change. In its mission to turn awareness into action through art and interactive media, the non-profit partners and develops experiences with top environmental, film, and entertainment organizations across the globe. EarthxFilm presents year-round programs culminating in a 10-day festival, April 17 – 26, 2020. www.EarthXfilm.org

EarthX convenes the world's largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and more than 400 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org. 

 

ABOUT GOOD PITCH LOCAL 

Since 2008, Good Pitch has brought together the best documentary filmmakers with leading change-makers around urgent social and environmental issues, to forge new coalitions and campaigns that good for the film and society at 40 events in 15 countries.  Good Pitch Local adapts that model of curated networking with new partners and places in regional marketsIt meets growing interest in evolving forms of nonfiction storytelling and distribution platforms with a focus on short-form and multi-platform storytelling.   From 2017-2018, Doc Society produced Good Pitch Local events in five US cities: Miami, Durham, Dallas, Detroit and Philadelphia.    

The program is designed to catalyze local coalitions between filmmakers, organizers and funders to create multimedia projects concerning local stories that will generate both local and national impact. Organizers share new models and expertise for community film engagement and short form media for social impact.  It’s about building local capacity, and over time will strengthen networks between change-makers in cities across the US and around the world. 

The program director for Good Pitch Local is Patricia Finneran and Shannon Thomas is Program Manager. Doc Society’s New York office, helmed by Executive Director Maxyne Franklin, oversees the program along with a team based in London, UK.  

 Contact:  Shannon Thomas, Program Manager, Doc Society, Shannon@DocSociety.org tel. 718.522.2227

 

ABOUT GOOD PITCH 

Good Pitch convenes filmmakers with change makers around urgent issues to catalyze coalitions that are good for the films, and for good for society.  Good Pitch has helped raise more than $30 million in philanthropic funds for feature documentaries and their outreach campaigns, hosting 40 events in 15 countries since 2007.    

Good Pitch is a Doc Society program presented in partnership with Ford Foundation with lead support in the US from Wyncote Foundation, and support from CrossCurrents Foundation, Hartley Media Impact Initiative at Auburn Seminary, and other global funders and partners.   

 

ABOUT DOC SOCIETY

DOC SOCIETYis a non-profit organization committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally.We bring people together to unleash the transformational power of documentary film. We stand in solidarity with filmmakers and work to unite them with new friends and allies, building new models globally.

Founded in the UK in 2005, we now have offices in London, New York and Amsterdam, with partners around the world. We engage and support a global network of documentary filmmakers with direct grants and editorial expertise throughout the life of their film. We have supported more than 300 documentary films including six Academy Award nominations, titles include: Act of Killing, Chasing Coral, CitizenFour, The Edge of Democracy, How To Survive A Plague, The Square, and Virunga.

Doc Society works to build capacity in the field with programs that include: theSafe & Secure initiative, the schools platformDoc Academy, the Doc Impact Hi5, the online toolkit theImpact Field Guide andGood Pitch, the international forum for social justice documentaries connecting change makers and filmmakers around the world.   

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EarthX was honored with the Championship of Freedom Award by the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NTCAHT) for its work through EarthxFilm in support of Dallas CASA, a member of the NTCAHT, as well as its membership work for the organization. 

The NTCAHT brings partner agencies from across North Texas together to take a united stand against human trafficking, while EarthxFilm uses the power of film and emerging media to raise awareness of environmental and social global issues. The Championship of Freedom Award was presented at NTCAHT’s January 30 event launching its anti-trafficking curriculum as well as ‘I Stopped Counting’, a short film about a trafficking survivor produced and directed by Tiffany Kieran and Quan Tran, and made possible through a grant from EarthxFilm partner Good Pitch.

“Through EarthxFilm, we call attention to environmental issues and their many effects such as social injustice and human trafficking,” said Tony Keane, chief executive officer of EarthX. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking, which also validates our belief that the power of storytelling has an eminent position in driving change.”

The NTCAHT is a group of nonprofits, local and federal law enforcement, faith leaders, and social service providers committed to rescuing and serving trafficked persons. Providing health, counseling, legal and case management services to hundreds of trafficked people, it focuses on the North Texans being exploited every day on construction sites and farms, in homes, restaurants, hotels, shops, massage parlors, factories and other places. 

Earthx2020 Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day will take place April 22 – 26, 2020 at Fair Park in Dallas. It is expected to bring together nearly 200,000 concerned environmental citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and thought leaders to celebrate global sustainability. This year will also include prominent programming and participation from just announced Earthx2020 partner the National Geographic Society. Registration is available online at www.earthx.org

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ABOUT EarthX 

EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors, 450 speakers, 63 films and 49 Eco-virtual reality experiences. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.

 

On Facebook:@earthxorg

On Twitter:@earthxorg

On Instagram:@earthxorg

 

ABOUT The National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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EarthxSustainableU Explores Efficiency in High Performance Buildings

Free Event at Richland College Continues Series of Learning Events from

EarthX and the Dallas County Community College District

EarthxSustainableU will present “Efficiency is the Master Key to High Performance Buildings”, another free event offered through the collaboration of EarthX with the Dallas County Community College District. As North Texas continues to grow, and more people need places to live, work, play, shop, and eat, new and existing buildings will need to perform at a high level to provide healthy environments, energy efficiency, equity, and resiliency. Some of the brightest minds in the industry will gather to discuss and share how to save money and energy though building efficiency. 

“EarthxSustainableU is teaching practical solutions and ideas that everyone can consider and implement,” said Georgeann Moss, Executive Administrator, Sustainability Outreach & Initiatives for DCCCD. “DCCCD houses a trove of students, teachers, community leaders, influencers, and activists who we want to first teach about sustainability, and secondly inspire to action.”

This is the third in a series of EarthxSustainableU learning events presented by EarthX in partnership with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to broaden understanding of key environmental issues. The first in October addressed Mobility Issues and the second in November focused on Urban Agriculture and Food Security.

Paul Westbrook, president of Re:source Design, and retired Sustainable Development Manager of Texas Instruments. Paul was responsible for building the first semiconductor manufacturing facility to achieve a Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program

Norma Lehman, RID, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, principal of higher education, director of sustainability at Beck 

Michael Brown, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS and host of the 3P Theory podcast for architecture, engineering, and constructions professionals who want to learn the latest green building strategies

Jake Steiner, co-founder and partner of Smart Energy 360, an integrated energy solutions company

Ryan Sheard, account executive, McKinstry, who will discuss the new Catalyst net-zero energy building at Eastern Washington University.

 

WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

WHERE: Richland College at 12800 Abrams Road - Dallas, TX 75243

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EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors and 450 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.

 

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EarthxSustainableU Addresses Urban Agriculture and Food Security

Free Event at El Centro West Campus Continues Series of Learning Events from EarthX and the Dallas County Community College District

WHAT: EarthxSustainableU will host a highly interactive morning addressing urban agriculture and food security, focusing on local urban agriculture producers, urban agriculture resources and education, as well as community-based organizations improving healthy food access. The format will include several five-minute lightning talks, which will be followed by roundtable discussions with the featured experts.  

“EarthxSustainableU is teaching practical solutions and ideas that everyone can consider and implement,” said Georgeann Moss, Executive Administrator, Sustainability Outreach & Initiatives for DCCCD. “DCCCD houses a trove of students, teachers, community leaders, influencers, and activists who we want to first teach about sustainability, and secondly inspire to action.”

This is the second in a series of EarthxSustainableU learning events presented by EarthX in partnership with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to broaden understanding of key environmental issues. The first, which addressed Mobility Issues, was hosted at Cedar Valley College in October.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: El Centro College – West Campus 3330 N. Hampton Road Dallas, TX 75212

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MORE:EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival, and is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and more than 400 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.

 

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EarthxFilm presents THE RIVER AND THE WALL with special guest, Director Ben Masters, in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Tue, November 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Texas Theater in Dallas

Masters’ THE RIVER AND THE WALL follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Inspired by the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead, and what he saw as the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas, Masters recruited NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on a two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The group initially set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

 

Thank you to our Community Partners:

Lone Star Film Festival

Dallas Video Fest

The Texas Theatre

Thank you to our media partners:

GreenSource DFW

Natural Awakenings Dallas

Special Thanks to our Sponsor Smurfit Kappa

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EarthX Celebrates Half Earth Day – Halfway to the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Second Annual Half Earth Day Kicks Off the Six-month Countdown to

Earthx2020 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

EarthX will celebrate Half Earth Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., marking the year’s halfway point to the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.

“This Half Earth Day is special because we’re starting the countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day next April,” said Tony Keane, chief executive officer of EarthX. “The first Earth Day in 1970 launched an environmental movement that has continued growing for nearly half a century. One of our goals is to extend our traditionally once-annual observance into year-round mindfulness and action towards a more sustainable future, which we hope will keep Earth Day thriving for another 50 years to come.”

The free celebration will feature space ambassador Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, which leads incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. As the first female private space explorer, Ansari spent 11 days on the International Space Station, and will deliver a compelling presentation about her transformative experience. This month also marks the 15th anniversary of the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million dollar prize awarded for Paul Allen’s SpaceShipOne reusable rocket, which inspired commercial spaceflight. A life-size replica of SpaceShipOne will be unveiled along with Ansari’s spacesuit at Half Earth Day for an ongoing exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Ken McQueen, the new Region 6 EPA Administrator and former New Mexico Secretary for Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources, will speak; and Leilani Münter of the Discovery Channel's "Planet Green" will serve as emcee. Münter is known as a vegan hippie chick with a racecar, a Sports Illustrated Top 10 Female Driver, and the #1 Eco Athlete in the world.

At 7:30 p.m., Half Earth Day will feature a screening of the film SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films that won the Sundance Audience Award. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with investigative journalist and television host Carlos Loret de Mola, who is featured in and helped inspire the film. SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, and undercover agents, as well as the Mexican Navy, as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquita porpoises. Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers have joined forces to poach rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez using methods that threaten to destroy marine life in the region, including the elusive and endangered vaquita.

Half Earth Day will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. To reserve your free spot for EarthX’s Half Earth Day celebration, visit Half Earth Day

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ABOUT EarthX 

EarthX strives to be the leading global connector to positively impact our world for a sustainable future. EarthX is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Formerly Earth Day Texas, EarthX hosts the largest environmental expo, conference and film festival in the world in Dallas. Founded in 2011 by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and 400 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 22 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org

 

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On Twitter:                         @earthxorg

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Join EarthX to mark Half Earth Day - Halfway to the 50th Earth Day Anniversary! We'll celebrate our sponsors, exhibitors, and Half Earth Day with food, drinks, music, and a screening of SEA OF SHADOWS. The event will also feature speakers Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation, the first female private space explorer and a space ambassador; Ken McQueen, the new Region 6 EPA Administrator; and emcee Leilani Munter from the Discovery Channel's "Planet Green", a vegan hippie chick with a racecar, who is also a Sports Illustrated Top 10 Female Driver and the number 1 Eco Athlete in the world.

The film SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, and courageous undercover agents, as well as the Mexican Navy, as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquita porpoises. Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers have joined forces to poach rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, using deadly methods that threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the elusive and endangered vaquita. This riveting National Geographic Documentary Film shares the intense story of those looking to bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

Free Event on October 22, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with film screening at 7:30 p.m.

Frontiers of Flight Museum 6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209

Tickets at https://events.bizzabo.com/218170

Further questions - info@earthx.org or 214-310-1200

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