Earth Day Texas (EDTx) is a nonprofit organization that promotes a positive impact on the environment through education, events and curating a public platform for sustainable thought leadership. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist Trammell S. Crow, this three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind.
EDTx brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions. Earth Day Texas creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Now in its seventh edition Earth Day Texas, the largest annual environmental exhibition and programming initiative in the world, with more than 150,000 attendees, runs from April 21-23, 2017. New this year is the inaugural film festival, EARTHxFilm, which will showcase films and emerging media that explore conservation, science and the environment, and honor the heroes making an impact every day.
Earth Day Texas continues to present attendees and participants with breakthrough solutions and fascinating innovations that will empower them to make a difference in their communities and the world – 365 days a year.
Check the full calendar of activities here.
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Friday, April 21, 6:00 pm CDT | Texas Discovery Gardens
Earth Day Texas partners with like-minded organizations to have a greater impact. This year the EARTHxGlobal Gala is partnering with Global Green to create a unique meeting of Hollywood and Environmental activists. The eco-star-studded evening will celebrate progress, hope, and innovation making a global shift toward a sustainable and secure future and benefiting the year-round educational activities and youth filmmaking workshops of Earth Day Texas.
Along with Chair, Trammell S. Crow, the amazing group of supporters for the event include (filmmaker, photographer and Film4Climate Jury member) Louie Psihoyos, (producer) Stephen Nemeth, (award-winning journalist ocean expert, author, filmmaker) Jon Bowermaster, (filmmakers) Jeff Orlowski and Jamie Redford and more.
This year, the Connect4Climate Program is being honored for its dedication and emphasis in showcasing what individuals and communities are doing around the world to promote action, offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts. Because of its everlasting commitment, Earth Day TX is presenting the World Bank Connect4Climate program with a Global Impact Award in recognition for the Film4Climate Global Video Competition in particular, implemented in collaboration with United Nations agencies (UNFCCC, UNEP and UNSDGS), Vulcan Productions and Enel Inc. among others, to achieve comprehensive interest and involvement from young filmmakers in more than 150 countries, thereby realizing fully C4C’s strong emphasis on partnership.
Saturday, April 22, 11:00 am CDT | Women's Museum Theater
Launching in 2017 at Earth Day Texas, the world’s largest eco-conference and exhibition, EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change and the environment. Its mission is to turn awareness into action through art and media and is a program of EARTHx, a global climate initiative.
With strong educational and entertainment programming, EARTHxFilm aligns with the exhibitors and the audience of over 130,000 participating in Earth Day Texas 2017.
Film4Climate Video Competition winning videos will be presented at the Women's Museum Theater, on April 22nd at 11 a.m. as part of the Earth Day Celebrations. The Screening will be followed by a Q&A Session, with Connect4Climate Program Manager, Lucia Grenna and jury member, Louie Psihoyos.
Full program here.