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Want To Know The Latest Innovations in Land and Biodiversity Conservation? Start Here

When you think innovation, what comes to mind? Chances are it might be technology related – but what’s not as common to come across in the trending news articles is innovation in the nature conservation arena.

Conservation innovation stems from passionate work done by volunteers and environmental professionals striving to develop initiatives that protect land, aquatic environments and biodiversity. These breakthroughs are instrumental in protecting and fostering a sustainable and resilient world. The land, water and natural resources that these innovations are championed to protect include recreational public space, important resources to a fresh water supply and clean air, and critical habitats for native species.

jim levittJim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard University, is an industry leader in landmark innovations in land and biodiversity conservation. And he will be speaking at Earth Day Texas 2017.

Along with writing and editing dozens of books and a TEDx talk, Levitt is the manager of Land Conservation Programs in the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. In addition to a list of impressive accomplishments in his area of expertise, Levitt has received the medallion of Chile’s Chamber of Duties in recognition of his work in land conservation in the nation.

See Jim Levitt speak at Earth Day Texas 2017 at Fair Park April 21-23. Free admission for all!



Author: Abbie Lockwood

Take Action on World Rainforest Day

Today is World Rainforest Day! Here are 5 Threats to our Rainforests and 5 Reasons We Need to Take Action Now The time is now to take action for the vital rainforests on our planet. Today, Rainforest Partnership is launching the inaugural World Rainforest Day as a collaborative effort to raise awareness and motivate the…

June 21, 2017 • Event News

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Investment in Clean Tech Gets a Boost at the US China Innovation and Investment Summit

Earlier this month, investors from US-based clean energy technology companies and energy investors from China gathered at the US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) in Houston, Texas. The event facilitates a unique opportunity for collaboration between representatives from innovative renewable energy companies in the US and investors and strategic partners from China. Both groups…

May 26, 2017 • Event NewsNewsTechnology & Innovation


Five Questions with Michael Cain, President of EARTHxFilm

1. Tell us a little about your background in film and how you came to EDTx. I founded my first film festival in 1999 which was the Deep Ellum Film Festival and raised funds for cancer relief. That festival grew into the Dallas International Film Festival which still runs today. In between directing/producing films Trammell…

April 23, 2017 • Event News

Five Questions with Emily Hargrove, Producer at Earth Day Texas

1.Tell us a little about your background as a producer and how you came to EDTx. I worked in film in London on four of the Harry Potter movies and it was on set of the Prisoner of Azkaban that I met my husband, Miles.  When he wasn’t working on films, he lived in Dallas…

April 23, 2017 • Event News