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EarthX, the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival , held April 26 through 28, has appointed 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. He 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.

This year, EarthX will offer the first Island Resilience Forum, bringing together island leaders and champions from the United Nations and around the world to accelerate the energy transformations for communities on the front lines of climate change. Showcasing the innovative public/private partnerships aligned with the Island Resilience Partnership, the forum will present a standard that can be scaled to create comprehensive energy roadmaps and actionable, fundable projects.

EarthX will also debut EarthxHome, rethinking how to evaluate and purchase products that are sustainable or eco-friendly, as well as EarthxOffice, about how to work, collaborate, and succeed more sustainably in the business environment.

Trammell S. Crow, founder and chairman of EarthX, says, “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. 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.”

Keane  says, “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.”

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