Earth Day Texas 2017 to Feature 225 Experts and Thought leaders April 21-23
(Dallas, TX) – The 2017 Earth Day Texas Expo and Conference is bringing back the popular Green Speaker Series in full force this year featuring approximately 225 experts and thought leaders, in what is gearing up to be the biggest event yet with 150,000 expected attendees and approximately 850 exhibitors.
In the Green Speaker Series, expert speakers and panels will talk about everything from electric cars to climate change to bee pollination. There will be scientists, activists, elected officials, Democrats, Republicans, CEOs, artists, and more. They will share breakthrough innovations, practical home remedies, personal stories and how they’re working to build a sustainable future.
Must-see speakers at Earth Day Texas 2017 include:
- General Wesley Clark, Sr. (Ret.) – Clark is a retired General of the United States Army who spent 34 years serving our country and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.
- Silvia A. Earle, PhD – Earle is a world-renowned oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer dubbed the first “Hero for the Planet” by Time
- Katharine Hayhoe, PhD – Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center.
- Sid Miller – Miller is the Texas Agriculture Commissioner and is a former vocational agriculture teacher and nine-time world champion cowboy.
- His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. – Remengesau, Jr. is the president of the Republic of Palau and is leading the effort to implement the Palau National Marine Sanctuary, the world’s sixth largest, full-protected marine area.
- Laura Turner Seydel – Turner Seydel is the chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which supports high-quality, hands-on environmental stewardship projects that have enabled more than 1 million youth across the U.S. and around the world to make significant environmental improvements to their schools and communities.
- Paul Watson – Watson is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching group focused on marine conservation.
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – Whitehouse is the U.S. Senator for Rhode Island and member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
- Kate Williams – Williams is CEO of One Percent for the Planet, a nonprofit environmental organization that leads a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet.
“The caliber of international speakers we have this year is incredible and is a testament to the growing importance of sustainability and preserving our environment,” says CEO Ryan Brown. “There will be such a diverse group this year, not only in terms of expertise and knowledge, but also in terms of influence and association. No matter what your interests are, there will be a speaker or panel for you.”
To learn more about the speakers, exhibits and initiatives at Earth Day Texas 2017, visit earthdaytx.org/event-guide.
Attend Earth Day Texas 2017
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 21-23 (Some events by invite only)
WHERE: Fair Park, Dallas, TX
ADMISSION: Free; special fees apply to select conferences and events
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 earthdaytx.org.
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