Mission & Vision
Mission: Mission: EarthX is an international environmental nonprofit connecting a global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations.
Vision:Be the leading global connector and environmental forum to positively impact our world for a sustainable future
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, EarthX has created the world’s largest environmental experience for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.
The EarthX three-day annual event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and has become the largest event in the world of its kind. EarthX brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music, art and food. EarthX creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning.
What started in 2011 as an outdoor event spanning five blocks in Dallas’ Arts District grew to occupy approximately 500,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park.
When a local environmental issue came up with a utility company applying for permits to build numerous coal-burning plants, EarthX founder Trammell S. Crow was forever changed to an Earth advocate. A group of business people in Dallas stood up and opposed the utility company and Crow joined that effort. He discovered there were Texans who were willing to oppose the establishment and stand up for the environment. Crow says, “That battle was eventually won, but it was won by business, not protesting.”
After winning that battle, the idea for an Earth Day expo was born to create environmental awareness and give the general public ways to make changes in their everyday lives.
The expo has grown to allow businesses, government agencies and nonprofits an opportunity to show their initiatives and their positive impact on the environment.
In 2018, EarthX hosted more than 137,000 attendees, over 600 exhibitors and 400 speakers, becoming the largest annual environmental exposition and programming initiative in the world.
While many of the EarthX efforts are centered on the three-day event in April, numerous year-round events are being launched to generate additional awareness and inspire people to get involved and help make a difference.
EarthX continues to present attendees and participants with breakthrough solutions and fascinating innovations that will empower them to make a difference in their communities and the world – 365 days a year.