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Earth Day Texas Honored with Global Green’s Places Award at 14th Annual Pre-Oscar Gala

Earth Day Texas and Global Green to announce inaugural EARTHxGlobal Gala on April 21 

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Los Angeles, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017) ­­­—Earth Day Texas CEO Ryan Brown will be honored as this year’s recipient of Global Green’s Places Award this evening at the Pre-Oscar Gala, the premier environmental event of Oscar Week in Hollywood. More than 250 celebrities, eco-luminaries, environmental companies, political leaders and headline press from around the world will attend the gala to celebrate sustainable solutions and hear from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the world’s biggest environmental leaders.

Brown will be recognized for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of Earth Day Texas, founded by Trammell Crow, which is the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world on April 19-23 in Dallas, TX.  This year, Earth Day Texas will bring together an estimated 150,000 attendees including 10,000 business leaders and 1,000 organizations from the environmental space consisting of community, business, policy, education and technology leaders to help foster innovation and create a greener future. Earth Day Texas will build bridges across aisles, sectors and communities to move the nation toward sustainable solutions.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of my team at Earth Day Texas, as we believe our work is bridging gaps and creating impactful conversations about our environment,” says CEO Ryan Brown. “It’s only through global support from our communities across the country that we are able to continue to be a leading resource and fuel for change.”

In collaboration with Global Green, Earth Day Texas will present the inaugural EARTHxGlobal Gala on Friday, April 21st as an impactful fundraising gala to honor the amazing work in environmental education, film and television that our honorees have accomplished over the past decades. The event will include celebrity icons and experts in sustainability and conservation discussing the most important issues of today, along with an EARTHxFilms’s curated film series of award-winners and nominees playing throughout the Earth Day weekend.

Other honorees at Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala include David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Siouix Tribe in North Dakota; Douglas Stoup, a polar adventurer and environmental educator; 4 Navitas / Siemens; and the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

There will be performances by Grammy Award-winner Estelle, Cody Simpson and Taylor Dayne. The event host committee includes Ed Begley, Jr., Orlando Bloom, Sebastian Copeland (co-founder of the event), California State Senate Pro Tem Kevin De León, Maggie Grace, Jesse Jackson, Lyn and Norman Lear, Ed O’Neill, Matt Petersen (event co-founder), Matt Walsh and Oliver Stone.

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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 as an outdoor event spanning five blocks of Flora Street in Dallas’ Arts District, EDTx grew to occupy approximately one million square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. In 2016, EDTx hosted more than 130,000 attendees, 800+ exhibitors and 250+ speakers, becoming the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world. Earth Day Texas presents attendees and participants with breakthrough solutions that will empower them to make a difference in their communities 365 days a year. For more information, visit

About the Global Green USA

Global Green is dedicated to helping the people, places, and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy, and cutting-edge research. Global Green signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods, and cities, advancing food waste recovery projects to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions, as well as rebuilding communities — such as New Orleans and areas of New York and New Jersey — that have suffered from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and environmental degradation.

Media Contacts:

Elleni Almandrez, Fenton

Rosalynn Vasquez, Earth Day Texas

Mona Loring, Conscious Living PR