EARTHxGlobal Gala Presents an Evening That Powers Change Honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle, Paul Watson, Center for Environmental Health and World Bank’s Connect4Climate
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DALLAS (April 18, 2017) – On Friday April 21, 2017, Earth Day Texas (EDTx), Global Green and EARTHxFilm will present the EARTHxGlobal Gala at the Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. This inaugural event will feature environmental heroes and change-makers working to protect our planet. Ocean activist Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, award-winning ocean expert Dr. Sylvia Earle, the World Bank’s Connect4Climate program and the Center for Environmental Health will be presented with the 2017 Global Impact Award in recognition of their significant impact in their respective areas of environmental concern.
Entrepreneur Scott K. Ginsburg serves as Honorary Chair, Laura Ginsburg Pierson as Chair and Trammell S. Crow as Chair Emeritus alongside a group of supporters that include: filmmaker and photographer Louie Psihoyos; film producer Stephen Nemeth; filmmaker/environmentalist Jamie Redford; Center for Environmental Health Boardmember Jennifer Beals, oceans expert and explorer Jon Bowermaster; race car driver and eco-activist Leilani Münter; filmaker Jeff Orlowski; ocean adventurer Doug Stoup; CEO, Center for Environmental Health Michael Green; World Bank Group Program Manager at Connect4Climate program Lucia Grenna; filmmaker Roger Sorkin; pop band Ocean Park Standoff; and actors Andy Allo, Lyndsy Fonseca, Peter Mensah and Madelaine Petsch, Melissa Rycroft, Kendrick Sampson and Keesha Sharp. Individual tickets begin at $500, with tables starting at $7,500.
The EARTHxGlobal Gala is the signature event for Earth Day Texas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness. 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.
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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 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.
Launching April 20-23, 2017 at Earth Day Texas, EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Our mission is to turn awareness into action, through art and media. We achieve our goals by partnering with top environmental, film and entertainment organizations across the globe.
About Global Green
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. globalgreen.org
Brittney Le Roy