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About EarthX

EarthX is an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide.

EarthX is a proud member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, a membership union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member Organizations and the input of more than 15,000 Experts. This diversity and vast expertise make IUCN the Global Authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Our Mission


To inspire and energize the global community in ways that help create a sustainable world for all living things, and a better, cleaner, healthier world for future generations.

Our Vision


Be the leading global connector and environmental forum to positively impact our world for a sustainable and conservable future.

Our Diversity


EarthX is dedicated to presenting a balanced approach and the views of persons from all walks of life including: students, families, activists, innovators, capitalists, scientists, environmentalists, business people, officials, foundations, farmers, ranchers, researchers and more. In short, ALL of the citizens of the world.

Our Story


The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day deserved a celebration like never before. And with the world at home in the midst of a global pandemic — that’s exactly what it got — as EarthX brought our annual event to its largest audience ever through a virtual livestream reaching all corners of the globe.

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On April 22, 2020, the world tuned in for this environmental event of a lifetime. Conservatives and Liberals. Democrats and Republicans. Activists with different viewpoints, all sharing a vision for a healthy and sustainable planet.

There were interactive conferences sparking great discussions. New films documenting a need for collective action. And immersive content with hours upon hours of thought-provoking material.

And at the end of it all a new television platform was born. Welcome to EarthxTV.

Our EXPO


EXPO is a major annual public event held around Earth Day in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation. Topping 137,000 in 2018, it has grown to become the largest event in the world of its kind. EXPO-Earthx2019 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.

Our Founder


Trammell S. Crow is the founder of EarthX (formerly known as Earth Day Texas), the largest annual exposition and forum showcasing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices serving to re-shape the future. With a focus on inspiring environmental leadership across sectors and party lines, Trammell has succeeded in bringing together people and organizations from all walks of life to explore and collaborate on solutions for some of today’s most pressing environmental solutions.

 

East is East and West is West.

It’s Better to Meet in the Middle.

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History

What started in 2011 as an outdoor event spanning five blocks in Dallas’ Arts District has grown 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 to build numerous coal-burning plants, a group of business people in Dallas stood up and opposed it and Trammell S. 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 by protesting.”

After winning that battle, the idea for an Earth Day EXPO was founded by Crow 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.

Our Initiatives

There is a difference between simply understanding the issues and actively participating in activities that protect our earth. Learn more and bridge the divide.

Investment

Shifting private investment to creating sustainable solutions.

Policy

Making a positive change through our collective voice.

Emissions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with solutions and targets.

Water

Creating clean links between watersheds, rivers and seas.

Renewables

Decreasing emissions and supporting a clean energy future.

Ocean

Supporting stewardship by reducing plastics and other waste.

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Change Happens Here.

EarthX partners with innovative organizations across multiple industries that are committed to sustainability and making the world a cleaner, better place. Our partners are leading the way in making our world a more eco-friendly place, for now and the future.

Roosevelt Conservation Caucus

Republicans had lost their way on messaging on the environment and celebrating their proud history. Yet, as the party that historically had sponsored many environmental initiatives: from Teddy Roosevelt — the creation of many national parks, from both Bush administrations — the clean air and water acts and from Ronald Reagan — the Montreal Protocol, their image had been tarnished by temporary amnesia!

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EarthX exists to create a neutral public square for open discussion and debate for environmental policy and programs. We attempt to look at environmental problems from all angles of perspective.

EarthxLaw

EarthxLawFor several years, EarthX has convened a legal symposium to discuss policy on a broad range of environmental issues facing cities, states and our nation.

EarthxNuclear

Over the course of several years, EarthX has highlighted the benefits of nuclear energy.

We have enjoyed notable speakers such as Rick Perry, when he was head of the Department of Energy and several leading scientists from major Department of Energy labs.

Bonobo Peace Forest

EarthX purchased 5,221 tons of carbon offsets for their 2020 Expo for the Bonobo Peace Forest and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative to help offset our carbon footprint for 2020, representing 59 pounds per attendee @ 177,000 = 5,221.50 tonnes.

Restore Coral

EarthX partnered with Restore Coral in the Mexico Pavilion at EarthX EXPO 2019 to highlight the Mesoamerican Reef Crisis and worked for the restoration of reef systems in Mexico through social innovation, art, and emerging technologies.

The Trust for Public Land

EarthX’s environmental mission to educate and inspire people to action aligns with The Trust for Public Land’s mission: To create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthier, livable communities for generations
to come. 

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Paving the Way for Corporate America to Address Environmental Issues.

A hand-picked group of top change-makers—corporate executives, environmental activists, investors and philanthropists from right-to-left— convene at EarthX for the Future 500 Summit.

EarthX Leads Pledge to Go Noco Loco.

EarthX is encouraging all participating restaurants and guests to “Go NoCo Loco” and reduce unnecessary waste during DFW Restaurant Week.

Texas Lionfish Control Unit

The TLCU is working to organize opportunities to better control populations of the invasive lionfish in and around the state of Texas.

YPX

In the wake of EXPO EarthX2019, EarthX staff members Melinda Garde, Caisey Hoffman, and Andi Johnson have worked to establish a network of young, driven, and environmentally conscious individuals.

Inland Ocean Coalition

Two non-profits, Stream2Sea and Inland Ocean Coalition, connected this year at the EarthX expo and the EarthxOcean conference. Their objective is to unite communities to educate and enhance knowledge of land-to-sea stewardship issues and solutions.

AMERIPEN

EarthX hosted AMERIPEN at Earthx2019 to collaboratively envision solutions for sustainable packaging strategies and systems. The “Innovation Needs for Circular Packaging Systems” meeting focused on the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment.

Guardians of the Kingdom

Guardians of the Kingdom, a short film produced by Underwater Earth
and Vulcan Productions, premiered at the 2019 EarthX Film Festival. The film tells a story of the people of Tonga and the whales that inhabit its surrounding waters.

Restorative Farms

EarthX is proud of its impact in foreign communities – with a serious focus on connecting local groups to the international stage. In 2019, we hosted Carimar Barrientos Azuaje from Venezuela.

Earth Supply Company

EarthX exhibitor Earth Supply was formed to sell paper straws to restaurants, caterers, and conscientious consumers to address the negative impact of single-use plastic straw consumption.

Turning Awareness Into Action Through Art and Media

As part of our commitment to engage and inspire future generations to protect our planet, we have done the following: Engaged 17,000 students, Partnered with Big Thought, Encouraged STEM Learning, Provided Scholarships to Schools, Filmmaker on Tour Program, and more...

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Paul Quinn College

Dallas’ Paul Quinn College and GridMarket announced a strategic plan at Earthx2019 to bring cost-effective Energy procurement, valuable infrastructure upgrades, and renewable energy generation to their campus.

Plant with Purpose

This year, Plant With Purpose and EarthX partnered on tree planting initiatives in Burundi and the DR Congo. Plant With Purpose was able to connect with environmental leaders and concerned citizens at this year’s event to raise money for their reforestation efforts in foreign countries around the world.

Entercom

The EarthX media partnership with Entercom Communications aligns with Entercom’s nationwide campaign “Just One Thing Sustainability” in cities throughout the United States.

Arborilogical Services

EarthX exhibitor Arborilogical Services sponsored a fun and safe tree climbing event dubbed “Tree World” at the 2019 Expo at Fair Park in Dallas. The attraction served to reconnect both children and adults with nature by providing an enjoyable physical activity that they could experience as a family.

Syzygy

At the Earthx2019 EarthxE-Capital Summit, Austin’s Capital Factory awarded
startup Syzygy Plasmonics a $100,000 investment to kick start its fundraising efforts.

Last Chance Endeavors

Last Chance Endeavors is a Georgia based 501(c)3 organization that educates and inspires listeners through a podcast series called Conservation Connection.

Dimensional Energy

Dimensional Energy, a CleanTech start-up based in Ithaca, NY, developed a groundbreaking closed-loop system using carbon dioxide and sunlight to yield hydrocarbonic fuel through a photochemical reactor.

Helping Palau Go Green

EarthX has partnered with GridMarket, a web platform designed to help the Republic of Palau achieve 45% renewable energy generation by 2025. The partnership will focus solar photovoltaics, wind power, and battery storage. 

Paving the Way for Corporate America.

A hand-picked group of top change-makers convene at EarthX for the Future 500 Summit to explore how best to find common ground, build trust, resolve conflict, and mobilize markets and philanthropy to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges.

EarthX Leads Pledge to Strike Out Straws.

Over 500 million single-use plastic straws made from petroleum are used every day in the U.S. Once discarded, they require over 200 years to break down, which adds to plastic debris in our landfills and oceans.

Plant Trees. Change Lives.

EarthX is partnering with Trees for the Future, a Maryland-based nonprofit that is committed to ending hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and to empowering rural communities around the globe to take action to protect the environment.

Leading by Example.

EarthX partnered with Occidental Petroleum Corporation to host the EarthX Responsible Oil & Gas Conference, covering initiatives and technologies that can enable oil and gas companies to achieve sustainability in their operations.

Leading the Way on Sustainable Energy.

Energy giant Shell is all about delivering efficient, environmentally friendly solutions to meet society’s energy demands. And as part of that commitment, has partnered with EarthX to highlight several of Shell’s conservation initiatives.

Taking Hydration and Nutrition to a New Level

EarthX was instrumental in connecting Equinox Harvest, makers of natural birch waters, to TetraPak, an industry leader in cardboard drink packaging.

Caretakers of Repellency.

EarthX was instrumental in Accuro AgriServices joining forces with the JJ Barea Foundation Hurricane Maria Relief Fund, a crowdfunding campaign for relief efforts in Puerto Rico to donate all-organic pest control spray.

Veterans + Farming = Progress

EarthX was involved when FARM (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) received a home donated by the Veterans Community Project, an organization that provides transitional housing for veterans.

Planting the Seeds of Environmental Change.

EarthX was proud to support the Great Seed Bomb of the Native Prairies Association of Texas established by the Dallas Parks Foundation.

Turning Awareness to Action in Art and Media

To engage and inspire future generations to protect our planet, we have engaged 17,000 students in environmental programs and partnered with Big Thought to develop a K-12 STEAM-based environmental curriculum.

Protecting Our World with Organic Pest Control.

EarthX events helped consumers find green pest control options from partner Eco Friends Pest Control, which makes eco-friendly pest control options with zero synthetic chemicals and educates people on green solutions.

Strengthening the Spirit with Yoga, Dogs, and Dirt

The Warrior Spirit Project was an EarthxPitch Veteran Winner. Their mission is to restore the soul and strengthen the spirit of veterans and first responders through Yoga, Dogs, Dirt, and meaningful community engagement.

Let's Be Friends. Let’s Collaborate.

EarthX is proud to partner with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in roundtable discussions at our events and look forward to collaborating with them on areas of transmission grid modernization and energy storage.