Apply for the 2017 Earth Day Texas EARTHxPitch
EARTHxPitch, originally known as EarthTank, is back by popular demand and will feature three new divisions: Veterans, Academic and Civic.
For immediate release
DALLAS (March 30, 2017) – Earth Day Texas (EDTx) is seeking applications from veterans, primary and secondary school students, civic organizations and non-profits for EARTHxPitch. This competition awards cash prizes in recognition of important projects and efforts towards conservation, sustainability and environmental education. Submissions are now open! Deadline for applicants is Monday, April 10 and can be submitted via e-mail at PITCH@earthdaytx.org.
EARTHxPitch is categorized into four main divisions:
- Veterans Division: Projects and initiatives that support a positive environmental impact in the community while providing veterans an opportunity to pursue their new mission with passion.
- Academic Division: Primary and secondary accredited schools and 501(c)(3) education organizations establishing important projects and campus efforts towards conservation, sustainability and environmental education.
- Civic Division: Cities that have made an active commitment to improving pollinator health and habitat in their community. Cities that exhibit and have signed The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge are invited to submit a proposal.
- Non-Profit Division: Charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that have a positive environmental impact in the community in one or more of the following areas: outdoor learning, healthy lifestyles, conservation and community cleanup and environmental education.
“Earth Day Texas launched EARTHxPitch to create educational opportunities and tangible action in our community. We are thrilled with the progress that has been made over the last year; we have seen bold leadership in shaping environmental quality in our region,” says Earth Day Texas CEO Ryan Brown. “Now with our expanded competition, we look forward to new ideas that will build on the excellent example set by last year’s winners resulting in growth and meaningful change taking place across the country.”
Only registered exhibitors for EDTx 2017 may submit a proposal for consideration.
Click here to see the progress last year’s awardees have made in our community!
Submission guidelines can be found here.
About Earth Day Texas
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future. Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EDTx promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. Attendees can also enjoy outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally-themed films and art exhibits, beer and food pavilions, family activities and more. Last year’s EDTx exposition at Fair Park showcased more than 800 exhibitors and 250 speakers, with more than 130,000 attendees enjoying the free, three-day event. For more information, visit Earth Day Texas.
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