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Earthx2019 Global Voices Headed to Dallas for the World’s Largest Celebration of Earth Day

Earthx2019 Reveals Some of the Global Voices Headed to Dallas for the

World’s Largest Celebration of Earth Day, April 26 to 28

 

A selection of the speakers for Earthx2019 has been released, suggesting a compelling lineup of influencers that will define Dallas’ celebration of Earth Day, once again expected to be the world’s largest. Four United Nations Ambassadors will join with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); three members of the esteemed Jean Michel Cousteau family; Rick Perry; Juan Manuel Santos Calderón GColIH GCB, Nobel Laureate and former president of Colombia; LeAnn Rimes; multiple Dallas Mayoral Candidates, and several others for Earthx2019. In its ninth year, EarthX strives to bring all sides to the table to help make change happen for a sustainable future.

 

“I’m pretty much a Texas Republican that wants to protect the planet – the two aren’t mutually exclusive,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “EarthX is like the world’s biggest environmental salon, cutting across borders, party lines, classes, races, and ages to say, ‘Let’s get together and fix this.’ We help connect good ideas with investment, diplomatic channels, and development. We’re not just here pointing fingers, we’re working side-by-side.”

 

Expected to attend from the United Nations are Ambassador Sisilo from the Solomon Islands, Ambassador Chigiyal from the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Tone from the Kingdom of Tonga, and Ambassador Feturi from the Independent State of Samoa, who will all participate in the first ever EarthX Island Resilience Forum addressing communities on the front lines of climate change. In the same current, advocates, conservationists, and documentarians Fabien Cousteau and Céline S. Cousteau will extend the conversation at EarthxOcean.

 

Bringing together an international gathering of concerned environmental citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and thought leaders, EarthX aims to have productive conversations to educate and drive action about water and air health, soil health, acidification of oceans and coral reefs, sustainable farming and ranching, and several other areas.

Earthx2019 will include three days of exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning experiences, discussions, forums, and conferences to positively discuss achievable solutions for environmental change.

 

“We’re fortunate to attract people with all positions and opinions, and create a safe, neutral place for them to come together to discuss solutions for the planet,” added Tony Keane, Chief Executive Officer of EarthX.

 

Dallas mayoral candidates expected for the EarthX Mayor’s Forum on Saturday, April 27 include Regina Montoya, Albert Black, Scott Griggs, Jason Villalba, Lynn McBee, Miguel Solis, Steve Smith, and Miguel Patino.

 

More information about speakers and scheduled events to-date for Earthx2019 can be viewed at www.earthx.org. The event will run April 26 to 28, 2019 at Fair Park as well as other locations in Dallas. 

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EarthX Unveils Line-up for Earthx2019

The World’s Largest Earth Day Celebration Hits Fair Park April 26-28, 2019

 

EarthX has unveiled its lineup for Earthx2019, to be held April 26 to 28, 2019 at Fair Park in Dallas, bringing together an international gathering of concerned environmental citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and thought leaders to celebrate global sustainability. The ninth annual EarthX event will include three days of exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning experiences, discussions, forums, and conferences making it, once again, the world’s largest gathering to positively discuss achievable solutions for environmental change.

 

“We’re looking forward to another incredible event this year as global voices of all ages, interests, political affiliations, and backgrounds convene in Dallas to discuss how we can work together to create a sustainable world for all living things; and a better, cleaner, healthier planet for future generations,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “I think we can agree that it’s in our best interest to talk and take action now – the sooner we pose the right questions, the sooner we arrive at the right solutions for air health, soil health, acidification of oceans and coral reefs, sustainable farming and ranching, and so many other areas.”

 

Earthx2019 will host the EarthxConference series, including nine different conferences to explore the full gamut of environmental positions and perspectives in a balanced atmosphere. Encouraging learning, connection and collaboration, EarthxConference will bring together mission-driven advocates, investors, accelerators, researchers, and other concerned world citizens. EarthxConference includes:

 

E-Capital Summit, an investment Forum where private capital engages with environmental technology leaders alongside an Innovation Expo with exhibits from pioneering technology companies, incubators, accelerators, national labs, and universities. 

 

EarthxLaw, a symposium that will address water quality issues like drinking water for cities, climate change and water, and oceans, touching on offshore energy, plastics, transportation, and ocean acidification.

 

EarthxTransportation, hosted in partnership with Transportation Energy Partners and The Nature Conservancy, convening transportation experts sharing ways to reduce harmful emissions and achieve maximum fuel efficiency in vehicles.

 

EarthxFuture500Summit, the signature event of Future500, attracting leaders from non-government, corporate, philanthropic, investor, and policy communities. The Summit will help build broader capacity for collective action to advance systemic solutions to environmental and social challenges.

 

EarthxOcean will address the role oceans play in our lives with both an Inland Ocean Action Summit and the first Island Resilience Forum. Bringing together island leaders and champions from the United Nations and around the world, the Island Resilience Forum will work towards scalable and comprehensive energy roadmaps, as well as actionable and fundable projects for communities on the front lines of climate change.

 

EarthxCities will assemble the community and business leaders preparing for environmental impacts, like the increasing number of natural weather disasters. The one-day event will address resilience planning and evolving practices, solutions, and decisions with public officials, recognized experts, and experienced practitioners through plenary sessions, panel discussions, and networking activities.

 

EarthxUniversity will bring university students affiliated with BridgeUSA together with influencers from business, government, and academia. The two-day assembly will bridge the political divide impeding constructive political action that prevents our collective environmental concern from translating into a multi-partisan movement. Incorporating the 30 Under 30: The Green Generation awards, EarthxUniversity will recognize young activists, business leaders, and innovative thinkers, who will also participate in panels discussing ocean/water, wildlife, conservation, land management, clean energy, sustainability, and climate solutions.

 

EarthxEnergy will gather politicians and industry leaders to discuss the latest in clean energy efforts with briefings on current initiatives and policies. Topics will include produced water management strategies and emission reduction technologies.

 

EarthxMilitary will host policy makers and members of the military and national defense industry presenting solutions for security challenges and clean tech. One key conversation will be the health and environmental issues affecting those actively deployed for relief efforts during natural disasters or when environmental problems spark violent conflicts.

 

EarthxFilm returns April 19 to April 28, again using the power of film and emerging media to raise awareness of environmental and social global issues. This year, the festival will present more than 60 feature and short documentaries at screenings and events across the city of Dallas, culminating with the opening of EarthX.

 

EarthxGlobal Gala will be an eco-star-studded evening celebrating progress, hope, and innovation in the global shift toward a sustainable and secure future. Benefitting year-round educational activities and environmental awareness, the evening will culminate by honoring environmental heroes and change-makers with the Global Impact Awards.

 

EarthxHack is the world’s premier environmental innovation competition. Participants and sponsors, including some of the brightest technical minds of today, will sit at the intersection of innovation, technology and the environment for 24 hours to create groundbreaking solutions that address the problems of tomorrow.

 

EarthX now includes nine conferences and several separate on-site meetings bringing together more diverse global perspectives than have ever been involved in a collective discussion about the future of our planet,” added Tony Keane, Chief Executive Officer of EarthX. “Fifty years ago, Earth Day didn’t even exist. But, here we are in 2019 with the world’s largest Earth Day event convening once again in Texas of all places. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to discover what can be done to make positive and real environmental change happen for all of us.”

 

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ABOUT EarthX

EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival. 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 2018, the event drew over 138,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, 700 exhibitors and 400 speakers. Earthx2019 will be held April 26 – 28, 2019 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org

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EarthX CEO Tony Keane

EarthX is proud to announce the appointment of Tony Keane as chief executive officer. With international leadership in the built environment and sustainable facility management, Keane has developed environmental solutions that matter for the nation and the world. After conducting a nation-wide search, EarthX, a Dallas-based environmental organization, selected Keane as the best business leader to take the EarthX mission global.

 

A certified association executive with significant experience in the nonprofit sector, Keane served for more than eight years as the president and chief executive officer of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), leading the organization through a period of tremendous growth. During his tenure, Keane increased the organization’s membership by 40 percent and tripled international membership to 30 percent of the total. Keane led a global staff of 70 and managed a $16 million budget that covered conferences and exhibits, credentialing, membership, government affairs and content curation. Most notably, he transformed the organization’s emphasis from conventional facility management to managing state-of-the-art smart, green buildings using the latest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability. IFMA launched the first credential on sustainable facility management under Keane’s leadership.

 

“EarthX made a strategic choice to hire a CEO with a business background, rather than an activist or individual with deep knowledge in a single environmental field, given our organization’s strong participation from business and industry interests, unique among environmental events,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder and chairman of EarthX. “We’re pleased to bring Tony Keane on board to drive our expansion toward Earthx2020, the 10th year of EarthX and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Our planet is at a critical point where change is not just something we can dream or talk about – it is our reality, and citizens across the globe need to make adjustments.”

 

Buildings are currently responsible for 70 percent of electricity usage and 30 percent of emissions nationwide. With EarthX headquarters located in Dallas, a major international center of the real estate industry, Keane’s expertise in developing responsible facilities managers will be especially valuable.

 

“I am honored to be selected as CEO of EarthX at this critical juncture. I look forward to making EarthX the must-attend event for the environmental sector by developing year-round engagement and impact," said Tony Keane.

 

In its ninth year, EarthX is becoming more national and international, and is experiencing rapid growth in attendance and reputation. Keane will integrate the dozen EarthX conferences, environmental exposition, film festival, hackathon, investment forum and solutions workshops. Additionally, under Keane’s leadership, EarthX will amplify its engagement of businesses, government, academic institutions, non-profits and the general public to make positive, impactful change for the environment.

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ABOUT EarthX

EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival. 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 2018, the event drew over 138,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, 700 exhibitors and 400 speakers. Earthx2019 will be held April 26 – 28, 2019 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.

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CHARGED "Bionic" Chef Eduardo Garcia

“Goes Great With” a Q&A and Taco Throwdown After the Film Featuring Chef Garcia Himself

 

DALLAS (October 8, 2018) – Earthx2018, the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, will mark Half-Earth Day on October 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a screening of the film CHARGED featuring its star, Chef Eduardo Garcia. The inaugural Dallas commemoration of Half-Earth Day will also include a Q&A and Taco Throwdown with Chef Garcia himself.

 

The Half-Earth Project is an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to commit half of the planet’s surface to nature. If we as global citizens conserve half the Earth’s lands and seas, then we can reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of our planet. Driving research and providing leadership to guide conservation efforts, The Half-Earth Project engages people to participate broadly in the goal to conserve Half-Earth.

 

CHARGED, which premiered in Dallas at EarthxFilm in 2018 chronicles Chef Garcia’s recovery from being jolted by 2,400 volts of electricity after prodding a dead bear in 2011. The incident nearly killed Chef Garcia, already a celebrated chef at the time, and led to a painstaking recovery during which doctors were forced to remove his arm, and his body was left with significant permanent injuries.

 

“One of our primary aims with EarthX is to bring the left and the right together in the name of the environment,” said Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX. “To this end, we’re honored to celebrate Half-Earth Day 2018 by sharing an environmental voice like Chef Garcia’s, which entwines a love for the outdoors through activities like hunting with a passion for preserving nature’s delicate balance. Sharing what that means with the up-close-and-personal experience of his harrowing encounter is the perfect way to ‘keep Earth Day in our hearts the year through’ this Half-Earth Day.”

 

Now known as the “bionic chef”, Chef Garcia has maintained an intimate relationship with nature to help him cope with the rehabilitation of his physical and emotional injuries – both in the kitchen and in the backcountry.

 

The extent of Chef Garcia’s recovery in the kitchen will be showcased in Dallas before the film with a Q&A and Taco Throwdown, which will be offered free of charge to the first hundred Half-Earth Day patrons who are watching the film. The event will also provide free boxed water to all, because, after all, it is EarthX.

 

Concurrent with the Half-Earth Day Dallas celebration, EarthX will host a special screening of THE HUMAN ELEMENT for its inaugural Half-Earth Day Los Angeles at The Landmark on Pico Boulevard from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The film highlights the often-overlooked victims of environmental change, including fisherman, firefighters, soldiers, children, coal miners and homeowners. Following the screening, EarthX will host a Call to Action Q&A with acclaimed photographer James Balog and filmmaker Matthew Testa. Half-Earth Day Los Angeles is being presented as a joint effort of EarthX, EarthxFilm, EarthVision Film, EarthVision Institute, Creative Visions, Global Green and Waldorf 100 to educate and inspire action for a sustainable future.

 

Visit www.EarthX.org to reserve your spot to mark Half-Earth Day in Dallas or Los Angeles.

 

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ABOUT EarthX

EarthX strives to be the leading global connector to positively impact our world for a sustainable future. 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 5013 nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2018, the event drew 137,700 attendees, nearly 700 exhibitors and more than 400 speakers. Earthx2019 will be held April 19 – 28, 2019. Visit www.EarthX.org.