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Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy Attending 2017 Earth Day Texas April 21

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sits down with Des Moines Register political reporter Jennifer Jacobs Thursday Nov. 7, 2013.(Rodney White/The Register)

Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy Attending 2017 Earth Day Texas April 21

 

(Dallas, TX) – Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy will be attending the 2017 Earth Day Texas (EDTx) Expo and Conference on Friday, April 21. Earth Day Texas 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 and community-driven sustainable solutions. Earth Day Texas will be held in Dallas at Fair Park on April 21-23. 150,000 attendees are expected to participate this year.

Secretary Perry’s EDTx schedule of appearances for Friday, April 21st include:

8:00-9:00 am E-Capital Summit: The summit is co-produced by Earth Day Texas, PRIME Coalition and Austin Technology Incubator. The E-Capital Summit brings together foundations, family offices, philanthropists, incubators, national laboratories, and cutting-edge clean technology companies to form new relationships and partnerships to accelerate our future economy. The event will be held in the executive suite at the Cotton Bowl.

9:10-9:30 am Responsible Shale Energy Conference: This conference is jointly sponsored by the Mitchell Foundation, Earth Day Texas and produced by C.L.E.A.R. Academic scientists, industry advocates, conservation groups, and technology developers will educate and collaborate to develop novel solutions and safer practices for shale energy extraction.

9:30-10:30 am Tour of Earth Day Texas: Trammell Crow, Founder of Earth Day Texas will lead the tour of the exhibits located in the Automobile Building and Centennial Hall. Exhibitors include Toyota Connected, Shell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Conservation International and many more. Secretary Perry will have remarks. Press is welcome to take the tour, availability at 10:15 am.

11:30 am -12:30 pm Earth Day Texas Legal Symposium and Business Luncheon: Sponsored by Domtar Corporation, BSNF, Mary Kay and Fox Rothschild LLP, the symposium includes a series of discussions of environmental thought leaders with diverse perspectives on relevant legal issues reconciling environmental protection and economic development, as well as issues of interest in today’s political climate. Secretary Perry will be the featured speaker at the luncheon for business and legal leaders that will be held at The Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park.

 

To attend, RSVP to Elleni Almandrez ealmandrez@fenton.com.

To access the list of conference events, visit http://earthdaytx.org/event-guide/ .

 

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 http://www.earthdaytx.org.

 

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